Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Botanical Name:
Glycyrrhiza glabra





Smooth, straight, tall, up to 1.5 m tufted.

The underground part used for therapeutic purposes is a thick rhizome and shows secondary rhizomes and numerous roots 1-2 m long.

The leaves are imparipinnate composed of 5-9 foil. The flowers are grouped in clusters, pointed up, purple-blue,

Fruits are in the form of a 1.5-2.5 cm paste. It grows in the deserted riverbeds, in unpolluted and sandy places.


  • Southern Europe
  • Parts of Asia

Active constituents:

  • Triterpenic saponosides, flavonoids, asparagine, betaine and choline, amino acids, glucose and sucrose, starch, polysaccharides, coumarins, resins, essential oils.

Healing properties:

As an emollient and expectorant in the treatment of a cough and bronchial inflammation, in the prophylaxis and treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers, in dispensing, as an anti-inflammatory in allergic states, rheumatism, arthritis, for the prevention of liver poisoning, in the treatment of tuberculosis and adrenocorticoid insufficiency.


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