Phytochemical Constituents and Pharmacological Effects of Licorice: A Review

  title={Phytochemical Constituents and Pharmacological Effects of Licorice: A Review},
  author={Nazim A. Mamedov and Dilfuza Egamberdieva},
  journal={Plant and Human Health, Volume 3},
  pages={1 - 21}
Licorice (or “liquorice”) is one of most widely used in foods, herbal medicine, and extensively researched medicinal plants of the world. In traditional medicine licorice roots have been used against treating many ailments including lung diseases, arthritis, kidney diseases, eczema, heart diseases, gastric ulcer, low blood pressure, allergies, liver toxicity, and certain microbial infections. Licorice extract contains sugars, starch, bitters, resins, essential oils, tannins, inorganic salts… 
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