Hypoglycemia or Low Blood Sugar - Make a tea from hot water and licorice powder which you drink twice daily.
Two bottles of stout supplied the necessary lubrication, and there was frequent recourse to a box of licorice pastilles.
Not everybody likes licorice, but people who like licorice really like licorice.
also liquorice, c.1200, from Anglo-French lycoryc, Old French licorece (also recolice), from Late Latin liquiritia, alteration of Latin glychyrrhiza, from Greek glykyrrhiza, literally "sweet root," from glykys "sweet" (see glucose) + rhiza "root" (see radish); form influenced in Latin by liquere "become fluid," because of the method of extracting the sweet stuff from the root. French réglisse, Italian regolizia are the same word, with metathesis of -l- and -r-.