Glycyrrhiza Lepidota

Glycyrrhiza lepidota
(American Licorice)
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Other Names

Nuttall's Licorice
American Licorice
Wild Licorice
(may be spelled liquorice)


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To hasten the delivery of the placenta after childbirth.[1][2]


Other uses

Some peoples eat the spring shoots raw.[3]

Known Toxicity or Adverse Reactions

Notes on identification:


Conservation/IUCN/CITES Status

Least concern (LC) [4]

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1. Coffey. T. The History and Folklore of North American Wild Flowers. Facts on File ISBN 0-8160-2624-6 (1993-00-00)
2. Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
3. John; Redroot School of Botanical Medicine February 15, 2009;
4. Maiz-Tome, L. 2016. Glycyrrhiza lepidota. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T64314157A67729646. Downloaded on 10 March 2017.


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