Efficacy and Uses of Licorice Extract
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Efficacy and Uses of Licorice Extract

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Licorice Extract is a medicinally valuable ingredient extracted from licorice. The licorice extract generally contains: glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhizic acid, licorice, licorice flavonoids, cinnabar, formononetin, quercetin, etc. It is yellow to brownish yellow powder. It has the functions of tonifying the spleen and nourishing qi, clearing heat and detoxifying, removing phlegm and relieving cough, relieving acute pain and reconciling various medicines. For the treatment of weak spleen and stomach, fatigue, palpitations, shortness of breath, cough and phlegm, epigastric, limb contracture pain and other symptoms.

Introduction to Licorice Extract

Scientific name: Glycyrriza Uralensis Fisch.G.Glabra L.

Alias: beautiful grass, dense sweet, dense grass, old country, powder grass, sweet grass, sweet root, stick grass

Category: Tonic

English name: Licorice Roots Northwest Origin

Latin name: Radix Glycyrrhizae

Botanical Name: Licorice

Appearance: yellow to brown powder

Uses of Licorice Extract

LICORICE EXTRACT wholesaler-herb-keyLicorice is a plant with great medicinal value, which is used in both Chinese and Western medicine. Western medicine has used licorice as an expectorant, antitussive and sweetener since ancient times. In the ancient Chinese pharmacology "Shen Nong's Materia Medica", licorice is described as a drug for strengthening muscles and bones, increasing physical strength and treating wounds, and it is listed as a top grade, saying that this herb is the king of all medicines, and there are few prescriptions that do not use it.

In traditional Chinese medicine, licorice is classified as the heart, lung, spleen, and stomach meridians; it has the functions of invigorating the spleen and qi, clearing away heat and detoxifying, eliminating phlegm and relieving cough, relieving acute pain and relieving pain, and reconciling various medicines. It is mainly used to treat weakness of the spleen and stomach, fatigue, palpitations, shortness of breath, cough with excessive phlegm, pain in the abdomen and limbs, abscesses and sores, and relieve drug toxicity and potency. The dosage is 1.5-9mg.

Studies have shown that licorice has the effects of inhibiting monoamine oxidase, inhibiting aldose reductase that causes diabetes, spasmolysis and analgesia, preventing and treating viral hepatitis, treating senile osteoporosis, resisting leishmania, cancer, and AIDS virus.

Its effect is reflected in whitening and sun protection.

The whitening effect of licorice extract is mainly to prevent the formation of melanin by inhibiting the activities of tyrosinase and dopa pigment mutase (TRP-2) and blocking the polymerization of 5,6-dihydroxyindole (DHl), so as to achieve the whitening effect of skin.

In the extract of licorice, the ingredients with sunscreen effect are generally flavonoids. Because of the conjugation of the molecular structure of glycyrrhiza flavonoids, they show strong absorption of UV and visible light. Molecules absorbing high-energy ultraviolet light transition from the ground state to the active state, and then return to the ground state from the active state, releasing harmless low-energy rays. Compared with the synthetic sunscreen, the licorice extract used as sunscreen does not need to add antioxidants in the formula, it will not stimulate the skin, and it has strong stable absorption capacity.

Licorice Extract Indications Functions

It can replenish spleen and qi, clear heat and detoxify, dispel phlegm and cough, relieve pain slowly, and harmonize various medicines. It is used for spleen and stomach weakness, fatigue, palpitations and shortness of breath, cough and phlegm, abdominal pain, limb contracture, carbuncle, swelling and ulcers, and relief of drug toxicity and intensity.

Licorice Extract Contraindications

It is not advisable to use it with Beijing spurge, coriander, kansui and seaweed.