Licorice, sometimes spelled liquorice, is derived from the plantGlycyrrhiza glabraor similar Glycyrrhiza species.
Licorice has a long history that dates back thousands of years. Evidence of the plant has been found in ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Greek, Roman, and Hindu civilizations, and many prominent historical figures are said to have utilized licorice for its medicinal properties, including King Tut, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon Bonaparte – who consumed it so often, it is said his teeth turned black from the juices
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