Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra Linn) as a Valuable Medicinal Plant

Document Type: Review Article

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1 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Sirjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sirjan, Iran

2 Department of Chemistry, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran

Abstract

Glycyrrhiza glabra,  family Leguminoseae, is a plant which grows  in Egypt and  other  countries  of  the world.  Its  roots  possess  some  nutritive  value and medicinal properties. Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn, a commonly used herb in ayurvedic medicine. Studies indicate that Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn possesses antibacterial, antioxidant, antimalerial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anti hyper glycemic properties. Various other effects like antiulcer, antiviral, antihapatotoxic, antifungal and herpes simplex have also been studies. One of the most commonly reported side effects with licorice supplementation is elevated blood pressure

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