Can licorice root act as a sugar substitute ?

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Licorice root is one of the healthiest sugar alternatives probably because of the antioxidant like component present in it. Most of the oriental cuisines are incomplete without licorice root as it is the native herb of Mediterranean region. To cut the whole story short, let us find out how it can be useful for us:-

Licorice Root – Healthier and Sweeter than Sugar!
1) There is a compound called glycyrrhizin found in licorice root that makes it 100 times sweeter than white sugar and sucrose.

2) This compound also makes licroice a wonderful ulcer- healing herb.

Tips To Use:-

-          As dried powder

-          As a wonderful addition to your flavoured tea

-          As a mild laxative