Licorice root



Glycyrrhiza uralensis, also known as Chinese licorice, is a Lepidoptera (Faboideae) native to Asia and the Mediterranean region within the legume family (Fabaceae). The yellow root of the plant, which forms extensive underground branches, is used as a sweetener and for licorice production as well as in traditional Chinese medicine. 9 to 17 oval-shaped leaflets sprout from the branches of the licorice bush. There are numerous blue-purple to blue-violet flowers in the leaf axils.



The licorice root extract with its up to 15% so-called is medicinally effective .Triterpene saponins are a mixture of salts and glyceric acid. The over 400 ingredients in the root have a whole range of positive effects. The expectorant and antibacterial effects make licorice root the perfect companion for colds. Other active ingredients have antispasmodic properties that have a calming effect on the stomach and intestines. In addition, the ingredients of licorice root also have an anti-inflammatory effect.



Jung, A. R. (2019). Anti-inflammatory effects of Hataedock with Coptidis Rhizoma and Glycyrrhiza Uralensis on Allergic Rhinitis through Regulating IL-4 Activation. Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine33(2), 116–122.

Shin, E. M., Zhou, H. Y., Guo, L. Y., Kim, J. A., Lee, S. H., Merfort, I., Kang, S. S., Kim, H. S., Kim, S. & Kim, Y.S. (2008). Anti-inflammatory effects of glycyrol isolated from Glycyrrhiza uralensis in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages. International Immunopharmacology8(11), 1524–1532.

Yoon, T., Cheon, M., Kim, S., Choo, B., Moon, B., Lee, A., Chun, J. & Kim, H .(2009). Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory efficacy of Glycyrrhiza uralensis according to extracting solvents. Planta Medica75(09).

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