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sweetwood, licorice root
Triterpenes of the oleanane type, mainly glycyrrhizin (=glycyrrhizic or
glycyrrhizinic acid), and its agylcone glycyrrhetinic acid (glycyrrhitic
acid), liquiritic acid, glycyrrhetol, glabrolide, isoglabrolide, licoric
acid, & phytosterols.
Flavonoids and isoflavonoids; liquiritigenin, liquiritin, rhamnoliquiritin,
neoliquiritin, licoflavonol, licoisoflavones A and B, licoisoflavanone,
formononetin, glabrol, glabrone, glyzarin, kumatakenin and others.
Coumarins; liqcoumarin, umbelliferone, herniarin glycyrin.
Chalcones; liquiritigenin, isoliquiritigenin, neosoliquiritin,
rhamnoisoliquiritin, licuraside, licochalcones A and B, echinatin and
Polysaccharides, mainly glucans.
Volatile oil, containing fenchone, linalool, furfuryl alcohol,
Miscellaneous; starch, sugars, amino acid etc
---Medicinal Actions and Uses---
anti-spasmodic, demulcent, emetic, expectorant, laxative, rejuvenative,
mucus membrane toner and soother
Glycyrrhizin inhibits the
growth of several DNA and RNA viruses, inactivating Herpes simplex virus
particles irreversibly. It has a variety of uses in bronchial problems such
as catarrh, bronchitis and coughs in general. Liquorice is used in
allopathic medicine as a treatment for peptic ulceration, a similar use to
its herbal use in gastritis and ulcers. It can be used in the relief of
It nourishes the
brain-increasing cranial and cerebrospinal fluid. Also improves complexion,
hair, and vision.