Glycyrrhiza glabra- A PLANT FOR THE FUTURE

Varsha Sharma, R C Agrawal


Objective: A review article on Glycyrrhiza glabra, A plant which have lots of medicinal properties. So it may be known as plant for the future. The present article is an effort to highlight the role of a few major constituents of this plant, which have multifaceted pharmacological actions and could be used as a template for designing new herbal medicines. Plants have been one of the important sources of medicines since the beginning of human cultivation. There is a growing demand for plant based medicines, health products, pharmaceuticals, food supplements etc.
Conclusion :Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn is an old age plant used in traditional medicine across the globe for its ethanopharmacological value to cure varieties of ailments from simple cough to hepatitis to more complexes like SARS and CANCER. Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn used as a mild laxative, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, anti-viral, anti-ulcer, anti-tissive, anti-oxidant, estrogenic, anti-diuretic, hypolipidmic agent. It is reported to contain important phytoconstituents such as glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhizinic acid, glabrin A&B, triterpene sterols, saponin, and isoflavons.

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