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Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice)
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If dry-fried, the thermal properties of licorice root is considered warming, otherwise it's considered neutral

Some traditional North American use combined licorice root with Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), black cherry (Prunus serotina), flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum), and ginger root (Zingiber officinale) made as an infusion for sore throats and various respiratory problems. [2]

Added to tobacco for flavour.
Because licorice root can foam with water, it was used in fire extinguishers and shampoo.[2][3]

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