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Liver Protection and Liquorice

September 23, 2012

Liquorice is a key ingredient for The Wise Herb Company and has been used in traditional medicines like Ayuverda for many thousands of years.  Its health benefits reported on this website on many occasions. Glycyrrhizin is a bioactive component from Liquorice and Wang et al examined its effects on liver protection. The data suggests that Glycyrrhizin regulates the expression of a gene to prevent toxic accumulation of bile acids in the liver and could protect the liver from harmful effects.

The researchers conclude a receptor and gene activity may contribute to the liver protecting property of glycyrrhizin against induced liver injury.

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