Licorice consists of the dried rhizome and roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra, (Fam. Leguminosae), coming from both Spain and Russia. The Spanish variety is somewhat the darker.

Properties of powdered Licorice:

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Boil 5 Gm. Licorice Powder in 30 mils H2O for 5 minutes; filter and note: Color ..................................................................... Odor ..................................................----------........................ Taste....................................................................

Although Licorice is a mild laxative, it is used principally for disguising the taste of bitter or salty medicines.

Official preparations are: the pure Extract, Fluidextract, Elixir, Compound Mixture, Compound Powder, and Ammoniated Licorice.