Liquorice Root comes from the root of the Liquorice plant, a flowering plant native to South Africa.
The use of this ingredient for therapeutic purposes dates back to ancient times. We can find documented medicinal uses of Liquorice Root in ancient Egypt, China, and India. It is also mentioned in many ancient Greek and Roman medical sources.
It has a very distinctive taste, a pungent combination of bitterness, and a fennel-like sweetness.