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Pharmaceutical Sciences
Volume 12 Issue 3, May 2022    Pages:44-50
Ethno- Medicinal Properties of Glycyrrhiza Glabra L. (Licorice): A Mini Review

Queen Saikia , Ajit Hazarika and Jogen Chandra Kalita
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DOI: 10.22376/ijpbs/lpr.2022.12.3.P44-50
: Plants have long been valued for their medicinal properties. The secret to efficient treatment is finding the right herb. The purpose of this review is to provide an updated overview of Glycyrrhiza glabra L., “the guardian of herbs” regarding its traditional uses, phytochemistry, and emphasizing the relevance of a few key characteristics of this plant. This review covers a combination of all aspects from an aphrodisiac point of view that were missed by previous articles. This article is presented to include all of the most recent information on its phytochemical and pharmacological effects, which were investigated using a variety of approaches. The plant can be a suitable candidate to manage the long fought erectile dysfunction in men. The extract and the constituents have been found effective in inducing NO signaling pathway that has beneficial effects in initiation and maintenance of erection. It is an age-old plant that belongs to the family Fabaceae.  G. glabra (Licorice) has been used in folk medicine all over the world for its ethnomedicinal characteristics, and has historically been recognized as a preventative treatment for stomach ulcers, according to pharmacological research. It comprises a wide range of biological actions, including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant, as well as others, for which it has been used to treat a variety of disorders ranging from simple cough to hepatitis, as well as more serious conditions like SARS and cancers. This study presents a critical, and thorough assessment of the current understanding of G. glabra composition and therapeutic potential. This article concludes that G. glabra is actually a potent herb that can cure almost all illnesses.
Keywords: Glycyrrhiza glabra L., Biological activities, Aphrodisiac, Erectile dysfunction, NO signaling
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