Helichrysum petiolare Hilliard & B.L.Burtt (Syn: Helichrysum petiolatum (L.) DC.);

Images by Gurcharan Singh, Inserted by Gurcharan Singh



A query for “Licorice Seed”…: I am … from Hyderabad, India.

In recent times everybody is asking and looking for “Licorice Seed“.
Sir Can you explain about its Importance. Shall we cultivate in our Lands Near Hyderabad. If so where shall we get the Seed for Growing in our Land having water Potential. Further how much yield we can achieve in ONE acre.

This question was put by him in another thread also. Here is my reply for that.
When you are interested in information about Licorice you should be sure which plant you are talking about.

Liquorice (unfortunately also called licorice sometimes) plant commonly used in India and Europe (note q in spellings) is a legume plant Glycyrrhiza glabra of legume family (Fabaceae) whose sweet roots are commonly used in confectionary, flavouring and medicine.; known in India under the names Mulhatti  (Hindi), Jashtimadhu (Beng), Jethi madhu (Guj), Atimaduram (Tam.), It is legume with pinnate compound leaves growing up to 1.5 m tall. More useful information here:
Licorice plant is more commonly Helichrysum petiolare, a herb from family Asteraceae with simple leaves, a native of Africa and naturalised in America. Leaves and flowers are medicinally important. You can find information here:

I think your reply was quite adequate… and as far as the commercial aspects are concerned.. I think a little research on the internet can fetch some results for … e.g.


Helichrysum petiolare photographed from SFO zoo, California.