Glycyrrhiza Glabra

Description : Liquorice or licorice, is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a sweet flavour can be extracted. The liquorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume native to southern Europe and parts of Asia, such as India. It is not botanically related to anise, star anise, or fennel, which are sources of similar flavouring compounds.

Most liquorice is used as a flavouring agent for tobacco, particularly US blend cigarettes, to which liquorice lends a natural sweetness and a distinctive flavour and makes it easier to inhale the smoke by creating bronchodilators, which open up the lungs. Liquorice flavours are also used as candies or sweeteners, particularly in some European and Middle Eastern countries. Liquorice extracts have a number of medical uses, and they are also used in herbal and folk medications. Excessive consumption of liquorice (more than 2 mg/kg/day of pure glycyrrhizinic acid, a liquorice component) may result in adverse effects, and overconsumption should be suspected clinically in patients presenting with otherwise unexplained hypokalemia and muscle weakness.

It is a herbaceous perennial, growing to 1 m in height, with pinnate leaves about 7–15 cm (2.8–5.9 in) long, with 9–17 leaflets. The flowers are 0.8–1.2 cm (1312 in) long, purple to pale whitish blue, produced in a loose inflorescence. The fruit is an oblong pod, 2–3 cm (341 16 in) long, containing several seeds. The roots are stoloniferous.

 

Uses : It is Tonic, Diuretic, Demulcent, Expectorant, Emenagogue Laxative and Laxative. Used for allaying coughs and catarrhal infections. Useful in irritable conditions of mucous memberane of Urinary organs. Useful in sore throat, cough, anorexia and persistent low fever. Useful in flavouring of tobacoo, confectionary, beverages, jams and marmalades.

Product Offered : Roots

Licorice Root Benefits :

  • asthma
  • athlete’s foot
  • baldness
  • body odor
  • bursitis
  • canker sores
  • chronic fatigue
  • depression
  • colds and flu
  • coughs
  • dandruff
  • emphysema
  • gingivitis
  • tooth decay
  • gout
  • heartburn
  • HIV
  • viral infections
  • fungal infections
  • ulcers
  • liver problems
  • Lyme disease
  • menopause
  • psoriasis
  • shingles
  • sore throat
  • tendinitis
  • tuberculosis
  • ulcers
  • yeast infections
  • prostate enlargement
  • arthritis

 

Health Benefits :

  • Healing substances
  • Boosts immune system
  • Relieves pain and stress
  • Control respiratory problems and sore throat
  • Lessen symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
  • Combat hepatitis
  • Treat PMS and menstrual problems
  • Prevent heart disease

Natural Extracts

Liquorice

Botanical Name : : GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA

Family Name: : PAPILIONACEAE

Common Name: : CALAMUS, MULETHI, SWEET LIQUORICE, SWEETWOOD

Part Used : Root

Habitat : Cultivated in Northern and Southern India.

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GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA
PRODUCT CODE: NE/GG/056
DESCRIPTION BROWN COLOURED DRY POWDER WITH SWEETER IN TASTE & FAINT ODOUR
IDENTIFICATION PRESENCE OF GLYCYRRHIZIN – POSITIVE.
SOLUBILITY
WATER
50% V/V ALCOHOL
MIN. 70%
MIN. 70%
PH of 1% SOLUTION MAX. 7%
LOSS ON DRYING 5 ~ 7
ACTIVE INGREDIENT
GLYCYRRHIZIN ACID
MIN. 20%
HEAVY METALS MAX. 20 PPM
ARESENIC MAX. 5 PPM
TOTAL PLATE COUNT MAX. 1000 CFU/GM
TOTAL YEAST MOULD MAX. 100 CFU/GM
E. COLI, SALMONELLA ABSENT
S. AEREUS ABSENT