Herb latin name: Glycyrrhiza aspera

Family: Leguminosae

Edible parts of Glycyrrhiza aspera:

A tea is made from the leaves.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Steppes in S.E. Russia and Kazakhstan.

Propagation of Glycyrrhiza aspera:

Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow spring or autumn in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on for their first winter in a greenhouse. Plant out in late spring or early summer when in active growth. Plants are rather slow to grow from seed. Division of the root in spring or autumn. Each division must have at least one growth bud. Autumn divisions can either be replanted immediately or stored in clamps until the spring and then be planted out. It is best to pt up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a cold frame until they are established before planting them out in the spring or summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Steppes in S.E. Russia and Kazakhstan.

Medicinal use of Glycyrrhiza aspera:

None known

Known hazards of Glycyrrhiza aspera:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.