Glycyrrhiza uralensis is
a plant that grows in western Russia, western Siberia, Central Asia,
Afghanistan, Iran and Kazakhstan. The plant has lavender-colored
flowers that bloom during the summer. The Glycyrrhiza uralensis
root has been used for centuries in China, Tibet, India and many
other locations. Glycyrrhiza uralensis is thought to improve all
of the body’s senses.
If you’re not interested in the adaptogenic factors, you can
always use the root as a food sweetener. Once the root of the Glycyrrhiza
uralensis is boiled, sugars are extracted and used as a substitute
in medicines, sweets, drinks and much more. The Glycyrrhiza uralensis
root is considered 50 times sweeter than sugar. Before you add this herb, or any other new supplement, to your health regimen it is important to speak with your health care provider in order to identify any serious health concerns, possible allergies, and reactions to other medications.