Indian liquorice


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Indian liquorice

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(Plants) a woody leguminous climbing plant, Abrus precatorius, native to tropical Asia and naturalized elsewhere, having scarlet black-spotted poisonous seeds, used as beads, and roots used as a substitute for liquorice. Also called: jequirity
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Vicco Vajradanti Ayurvedic Toothpaste, for instance, contains therapeutic ingredients including babool bark, Indian medlar, blackberry, cloves, Bengal madder, jujube bark, walnut bark, mayweed plant, Indian liquorice root, bishop's weed, cinnamon, cutch tree bark, sappan wood, chebulic myrobalan, vajradanti bark, Indian sarsaparilla, Indian gooseberry, berelic myrobalans, cubeb and oak, says Pendharkar.

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