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Liquorice Components and Anti-Cancer Properties

August 18, 2012

Liquorice has various components and among them is Glycyrrhizic acid (GA)which is a bioactive compound & used as a herbal medicine because of its anti-viral, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a key component of several products of The Wise Herb Company.

A study by Kim et al investigated the effects of GA on tumor growth, angiogenesis, and the mechanisms underlying the anti-angiogenic activities of GA.

Anti-angiogenic therapies are being employed to fight cancer and malignancies.

Their findings suggest that GA is a promising anti-angiogenic therapeutic agent that targets the ERK pathway. Considering that angiogenesis is highly stimulated in the majority of cancers, GA could offer a potent therapeutic agent for cancer.

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