Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra): the journey of the sweet root from Mesopotamia to England.

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Name: The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
ISSN: 2042-8189
Pages: 171-174


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Ancient land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, corresponding to modern-day Iraq and partly NE Syria, SE Turkey and smaller parts of SW Iran. It is considered to be the cradle of civilization in the West. Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian empires (from )

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