Licorice Weed

Licorice Weed Plant Information

Licorice Weed grows in the following 7 states:

Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Texas

Although S. dulcis is considered a weed in many parts of Bangladesh, its use in traditional medicine has led to overexploitation. The plant is also found as a weed in Florida citrus groves.Scoparia dulcis is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family. Common names include licorice weed,goatweed,scoparia-weed and sweet-broom in English, tapeiava, tapixaba, and vassourinha in Portuguese, escobillo in Spanish, and tipych kuratu in Guarani. It is native to the Neotropics but it can be found throughout the tropical and subtropical world.

As a traditional medicine, S. dulcis has been used for diabetes in India and hypertension in Taiwan. In Brazil, it has been used for various problems such as hemorrhoids and wounds, while it is used for sickle-cell disease in Nigeria. In Nicaragua, it has been used for anemia, burns, and headaches.
Chemicals that have been isolated from S. dulcis include scoparinol,scoparic acid, scopadulcic acid, scopadulciol, and scopadulin.

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