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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    August 16, 2023
    Certified Expert

    Glycyrrhiza glabra is the cultivated licorice plant grown for its sweet roots. Echinata is a wild form so you are crossing a cultivated variety with a wild variety. You can try crossing them. If they aren't a viable match, the new plant won't grow.

    Apparently, licorice leaves do not contain glycyrrhizin, the sweetener that is in the roots. If the roots are harvested for the anti-aging benefit, the leaves must not contain the desirable agent. Not all parts, i.e., roots, stems, leaves, flowers, of all plants offer the same benefits.



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