Glycyrrhiza glabra L. (Family: Fabaceae) is one of the important traditional medicinal plant used
extensively in folk medicine. It is known for its ethnopharmacological value in curing a wide variety of ailments.
Glycyrrhizin, an active compound of G. glabra, possesses anti-inflammatory activity due to which it is mostly used
in traditional herbal medicine for the treatment and management of chronic diseases. The present review is focused
extensively on the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and potential effects of Glycyrrhizic Acid (GA). A
thorough literature survey was conducted to identify various studies that reported on the GA on PubMed, Science
Direct and Google Scholar.
Keywords: Glycyrrhiza glabra, liquorice, glycyrrhizin, medicinal plant, fabaceae, anti-inflammatory.
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