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Liquorice components may help with Brain Health

June 2, 2012

In a study by Lee et al, on animal model systems, Liquorice component Isoliquiritigenin inhibited neuronal apoptotic death and Reactive Oxygen Species generation amongst other positive modifications in cortical neurons. The results suggest a neuro-protective effect of liquorice and its components may have a possible therapeutic role for preventing the progression of neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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