Licorice has been used and valued for thousands of years and found in the tombs of ancient Egyptian pharaohs, widely used as a flavoring agent. This familiar herb also has many therapeutic benefits. It was used in ancient Greece and during the Roman Empire to treat many illnesses. Licorice has also played a prominent role in Chinese herbal medicine.
Liquorice, which grows best in well-drained soils in deep valleys with full sun, is harvested in the autumn two to three years after planting.Countries producing liquorice include Iran, Afghanistan, the People’s Republic of China, Pakistan,India, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Turkey. Yield is 50q/ha.