What is licorice good for

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Earliest mention: -Licorice has been around for millennia, and evidence of the plant has been found in ancient Egyptian.

Licorice cake: -In time, licorice was used to sweeten breads and cakes and was produced in different shapes and sizes as a candy treat.

A favorite with famous figures: -Besides Tutankhamun, licorice found favor with Alexander the Great.

Licorice and King Tut: - Licorice root was found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, although the reason why is still unclear. 

Where does it grow?: -In fact, Glycyrrhiza glabra grows in a belt from North Africa across the Middle East and to China.

Licorice drink: -Licorice juice proved popular with the public, both as a recreational beverage and as a medical potion.

Medieval appeal: -Licorice root's medicinal benefits were well known to ancient civilizations.

Origins: -Licorice is extracted from the roots of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant.

Zan licorice sticks: -Zan was a favorite early 19th-century French brand of licorice candy.

Figaro licorice sticks: -By the end of the 19th century, licorice sticks had made their way to the United States.

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