Glycyrrhizic Acid Function

Glycyrrhizic Acid Function

● CAS: 1405-86-3
● EINECS: 215-785-7
● Application: as a drug, it has anti-inflammatory and anti allergic effects; it is widely used in various kinds of food as sweetener.
● Properties: This product is white crystalline powder, odorless, and has special sweetness.


What is glycyrrhizic acid?

Glycyrrhizic acid is the main ingredient in licorice and also an effective ingredient. It has a wide range of pharmacological and biological activities. It exists in Glycyrrhizina uralensis Fisch. root and rhizome of Glycyrrhiza Glycyrrhizae, Glycyrrhiza glabra L. root and rhizome of Glycyrrhiza Glycyrrhiza, and L. leaf of Abrus precatorius of Acacia. It has the functions of adrenocorticotropic hormone, anti-inflammatory, anti allergy, anti-tumor, antibacterial and detoxification. It can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, allergic and occupational dermatitis, ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology inflammation and ulcers.

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What is glycyrrhizic acid used for?

It is a widely used anti-inflammatory agent isolated from the licorice root. It is metabolized to GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID, which inhibits 11-BETA-HYDROXYSTEROID DEHYDROGENASES and other enzymes involved in the metabolism of CORTICOSTEROIDS. Therefore, glycyrrhizic acid, which is the main and sweet component of licorice, has been investigated for its ability to cause hypermineralocorticoidism with sodium retention and potassium loss, edema, increased blood pressure, as well as depression of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.

It is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Inflammation, Constipation, Liver carcinogenesis, Skin cancer and other conditions.

The glycyrrhizic acid in licorice extract also has skin-brightening properties. As increased circulation carries away impurities in the skin, a clearer and more beautiful complexion appear. If there are areas of significant discoloration, improving the look of liver or dark spots. Hyperpigmentation, which happens naturally in the skin, simply by having too much melanin in one area of skin, can be reduced with a fade cream containing licorice. Licorice contains enzymes that inhibit the formation of melanin making it the best natural skin lightener on the market today.

Main uses for cosmetics:

  • medical industry: used for antitussive and expectorant, gastric ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, eczema, skin pruritus, hepatitis, hyperlipidemia, conjunctivitis, and for the treatment of cancer and the prevention and treatment of AIDS.

  • Glycyrrhiza extract can activate corticosteroids (inhibiting metabolic enzymes) and indirectly enhance the role of corticosteroids. It can be used in all cosmetics such as cream, frost, water, dew, emulsion, milk, and honey. It can neutralize or relieve or reduce the toxic substances in cosmetics and prevent some cosmetics. Allergic reactions are more suitable for advanced hair or skin cosmetics.

Where can i buy glycyrrhizic acid?

HUATAI bio-fine is a professional manufacturer for natural plant extract, specialized in licorice product. Such as Glabridin, Glycyrrhizic acid and its series. Contact info:

How does glycyrrhizic acid work?

1. stimulates the function of the reticuloendothelial system;

2. It also inhibits the production of prostaglandin (PG) in macrophages, reduces the inhibitory effect of PG on interferon - and promotes the production of interferon - and enhances the activity of NK cells.

  Main Function  

It is the most important active ingredient in Glycyrrhiza. Glycyrrhizic acid and its series products have inhibitory effect on the growth of sarcoma and cancer cells. The rate of inhibition to AIDS is up to 90%, and it has a strong increase in human immune function, and it is also a good food additive and spice base. In recent years, it has been widely applied in medicine, chemical industry, food industry, daily chemical industry and so on.


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