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Common Name: SWEET FLAG - LIQUORICE, Japanese sweet flag
Scientific Name: Acorus gramineus 'Licorice'
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  • Perennial
  • Evergreen perennial - branched rhizomes, glossy linear leaves.
  • Hardy.
  • Full sun
Culinary Uses:
  • Liquorice taste and smell.
  • Known as 'Sekisho' in Japan - rhizomes roasted or stir-fried.
  • Flavour rice with the leaves
Parts Used:
  • Rhizomes and leaves
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
  • Antibacterial tonic herb
  • Rhizomes stimulate digestive system.
  • Indigestion, flatulence, stomach cramps, chronic dysentery
  • Emetic, antispasmodic, anthelmintic
  • Asthma - clears bronchial passages
  • Strengthening effect on nervous system
  • Chinese medicine
  • Mentioned in the Old Testament

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