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LICORICE HERB
LICORICE HERB

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Licorice herb comes from Central and South America. The plants are cultivated and used as food flavouring. Although no specific mention of the following use has been seen for this particular species most if not all members of this probably have a similar effect to a greater or lesser degree. Secretions from the roots of growing plants have an insecticidal effect on the soil effective against nematodes and to some extent against slugs. This effect is produced 3 -4 months after sewing. It is said to repel insects and can be grown amongst crops such as potatoes and tomatoes.

Comments Warnings : Culinary Uses: It is a great additive to both food and drinks and can be eaten fresh from the plant for a refreshing experience. It can be used to flavor any form of tea as well as being suitable to flavor deserts or salads. It is also suitable for a Licorice tea. Habit & Cultivation: It is an annual growing to 0.4m. It requires a moderately fertile soil in a sunny position. Grows well in heavy clay and also in sandy soils. Grows well with tomatoes. Removing dead flowers extends the flowering season. The flowers are pollinated by insects.