Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract

Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract
  • Family Name : Papilionaceae
  • Common name : Liquorice
  • Standardized For : Glycyrrhizinic Acid 10% & Glycyrrhizinic Acid 20%
  • Application : Relieve cold and coughs

About Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract

Research Information: Glycyrrhiza glabra extract possess anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic effect. It inhibits PGE2, arachadonic acid release and suppresses dexamethasone-induced histamine release and mast cell degranulation. (Ref. Snow J., Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect of Glycyrrhiza glabra. Protoc.J.Bot.Med., 1996, 1, 3:9-14)

Possible Combinations

Glycyrrhiza glabra ocimum sanctum (relieve cold and coughs)


Liquorice Extract is used for allaying coughs and catarrhal infections. It is Tonic, Diuretic, Demulcent, and Expectorant.

Active Ingredient

Glycyrrhizin 10% & Glycyrrhizin 20%.

Chemical Constituents and Components

Main chemical constituents are glycrrhizin, a mixture of potassium and calcium salts of glycyrrhizinic acid, glabranin A & B, glycyrrhetol, glabrolide, isoflavones, coumarins, triterpene sterols.

Glycyrrhizinic Acid

  • It exerts hypocholesterolemic action by stimulating the conversion of cholesterol into bile acids
  • It exhibits antimutagenic activity against ribose-lysine.
  • It possesses potent free radical scavenging activity.
  • It promotes decrease in lipid peroxidation in hepatic tissue homogenate and blood serum.
  • It stimulates the excretion of hormones by the adrenal cortex and prolongs the action of cortisone.

Curing Diseases

  • It is useful in cough, bronchitis, ulcer, fever, hiccough and hoarseness of voice.
  • It is used in skin diseases, eye diseases, pharyngitis, epilepsy and anaemia.
  • It is useful in haemorrhoids, haemorrhage and urticaria.
  • Decoction of root is a good wash for falling and greying of hair.
  • It is also applied on cuts and wounds.