Food and beverage

Extract is used for making of coffee and cacao based drinks, marinades, fruit compotes, kissels, halva, caramel, pastila and chocolate. Licorice root and extracts are used as a flavoring agent. Made in a special way from licorice root, extract is the main concentrate of such globally famous drinks like Coke Cola and Pepsi.


Widely used as a flavoring in sweets, licorice sticks, chewing gum, jellies and condiments.


Licorice extract is used also as skin whitening agent. When licorice extract is added to cosmetic formulas in active quantities, it can control redness, flushing, and other types of inflammation. A natural skin lightening alternative to chemical hydroquinone, licorice extract contains a beneficial called glabridin, which inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that causes pigmentation in response to sun exposure.


Licorice ranks as number one among medical plants that has been used in a number of produced drugs – more than 100 items. Licorice is famous for its anti-allergic, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, demulcent, estrogenic (mild), pectoral properties. Licorice is suggested for cough, asthma, and other breathing problems. Topical preparations are used for eczema and other skin problems.


During electrolysis of nonferrous metals (on electrolysis bath surface, toxic vapors of sulfuric acid and zinc sulfate are completely precipitated in the licorice foam).

Fire safety

Production of foaming liquid  for fire extinguishers.

About Licorice root

  Licorice root, also known as sweet root, is known mostly for its use as a sweetener in candies and beverages. Licorice root has also been used for centuries for its medicinal    benefits. It’s important to note that some of these benefits are not proven by medical research. However, the overall holistic benefits of licorice root are becoming more accepted  in the medical community.

   The scent of licorice root comes from a complex and variable combination of compounds. Much of the sweetness in licorice comes from glycyrrhizin, which has a sweet taste,  30-50 times sweeter than sugar. The sweet taste makes the use of licorice in diet of people ill with diabetes.

  By toning qualities, licorice root is not worse than ginseng, and even surpasses by its ruggedness and a shorter period of cultivation. Licorice is a good honey plant that gives  pollen and nectar. It is also used as an ornamental plant.


In history

  Theophrastus (369-285 BC), pupil of Aristotle and founder of botany, described the ability of licorice root to quench their thirst. The troops of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) survived long trips partly completely without water thanks to the licorice. And in a later historical period, among the Roman legionaries, licorice was a constant part of the daily diet. French and Turkish soldiers, already during the First World War, carried liquorice with them.

  Ancient Greek and Roman doctors used the licorice root as a medicine for cough, cold and catarrh (inflammation of the mucous membrane). And during the Renaissance the licorice became a national "sweet medicine". Finally, in 1760, the English pharmacist George Dunhill added sugar and other ingredients to the diluted root extract of licorice. Exactly that moment licorice became as a delicacy.


Natural habitat

  Licorice grows best in salty soils in deep valleys with full sun, along the rivers and channels, along the roads. Feels better on  sandy soils, but can also grow on loamy soil.


  Natural habitat of licorice in Uzbekistan are characterized by temporary flooding events in spring -summer and shallow ground  water table. Wild licorice in Uzbekistan grows on non-saline and saline sandy to loamy soils.