Glycyrrhizin


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Related to Glycyrrhizin: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Gly`cyr´rhi`zin


n.1.(Chem.) A glucoside found in licorice root (Glycyrrhiza), in monesia bark (Chrysophyllum), in the root of the walnut, etc., and extracted as a yellow, amorphous powder, of a bittersweet taste.
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Glycyrrhizin affects cortisol metabolism and can raise cortisol levels, giving exhausted adrenals a much-needed break.
In vitro anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of Extractum liquiritiae, glycyrrhizin and its metabolites.
Background: Glycyrrhizin, silymarin, and ursodeoxycholic acid are widely used hepatoprotectants for the treatment of liver disorders, such as hepatitis C virus infection, primary biliary cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Glycyrrhizin had a stronger benefit than the antiviral drug ribavirin in an animal study and was 30 times less toxic and 30 times less expensive (Utsunomiya et al, 1997).
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) was used as the glycyrrhizin inhibits viral growth and inactivates viral particles (Jeong & Kim, 2002, Asl & Hosseinzadeh, 2008).
Liquorice contains a chemical called glycyrrhizin that can cause your blood potassium levels to fall, potentially causing an abnormal heart rhythm, swollen ankles and lethargy.
Be aware: The good news is that many "liquorice" sweets (the soft type and Allsorts) have only low levels of liquorice extract and glycyrrhizin, so they're much safer.
It is also worthwhile drawing attention to glycyrrhizin, mogrosides (purified from Luo Han Guo fruit) and of course the recently EU regulatory approved steviol glycosides (from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni leaves).