Licorice

Licorice

Botanical name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Alternative Names
Licorice root
Liquorice
Sweet root
Gan zao

Licorice has a long history of medicinal use in both Eastern and Western systems of medicine. The main bioactive constituents of Licorice are triterpene saponins, including glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhizic acid, glabridin, and flavonoids.

Functions:
Licorice has been typically used to support digestion. Licorice has been known to help relieve cough, and inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. It has been used as help for relief of allergic reactions.

The description presented in the nutrients glossary is for informational purposes only. It is based on widely available scientific and / or traditional references. Levels vary by product. The ingredient in the product is not intended to prevent, treat, cure or alleviate the medical symptoms described.

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