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Advances in Pharmacological Activities and Mechanisms of Glycyrrhizic Acid

[ Vol. 27 , Issue. 36 ]

Author(s):

Kun Chen*, Rong Yang, Fa-Qian Shen and Hai-Liang Zhu*   Pages 6219 - 6243 ( 25 )

Abstract:


Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) is widely regarded as an important medicinal plant and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine because of its therapeutic properties. Studies have shown that metabolites isolated from licorice have many pharmacological activities, such as antiinflammatory, anti-viral, participation in immune regulation, anti-tumor and other activities. This article gives an overview of the pharmacological activities and mechanisms of licorice metabolites and the adverse reactions that need attention. This review helps to further investigate the possibility of licorice as a potential drug for various diseases. It is hoped that this review can provide a relevant theoretical basis for relevant scholars’ research and their own learning.

Keywords:

Licorice, glycyrrhizic acid, metabolites, pharmacological activities, drug, side effect.

Affiliation:

The Joint Research Center of Guangzhou University and Keele Univeristy for Gene Interference and Application, School of Life Science, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, The Joint Research Center of Guangzhou University and Keele Univeristy for Gene Interference and Application, School of Life Science, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, The Joint Research Center of Guangzhou University and Keele Univeristy for Gene Interference and Application, School of Life Science, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023



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