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Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities: Licorice Components

July 9, 2013

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.

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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.

Liquorice in sweet form

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.

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