Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities: Licorice Components
Liquorice / Licorice is an important natural sweetening agent and a widely used herbal medicine in traditional cultures such as Ayurveda.
Liquorice is a key herbal ingredient used in The Wise Herb Company green tea herbal infusions.
In a study by Fu et al, several flavonoids were isolated from the extracts Glycyrrhiza inflata and Glycyrrhiza uralensis.
The isolated flavonoids were tested for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
Strong scavenging activity was exhibited and inhibition of lipid peroxidation in animal model systems. Other assays suggest strongly that liquorice has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.