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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 742. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/2/2016)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 3/31/2017)
GROWTH: Lifespan: Perennial
Life form: Herbaceous
Plant-human relationship: Cultivated
Human edible: Below ground structures, Leaves
Other uses: Medicinal/psychoactive properties
Details: Economic use: Roots are used as medicine and for manufacture of candy. Roots used as a flavoring. Leaves used as a tea substitute (Facciola, 1998).
TOXICITY: Toxicity: Human
Toxic parts: Roots
Details: Toxicity: Excessive consumption of medicinal licorice or licorice candy is reported to cause a variety of symptoms due to abnormal elevation of blood potassium levels (Wagstaff 2008).
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