This is a grassy, perennial plant, common to Southern Europe and the Orient, whose roots taste bittersweet, with small flowers, lilac colored and small, thorny fruit. The roots are collected for medicinal purposes.
It contains 5-10% glycyrrhizin (some origins up to 20%), which is the salt of potassium, calcium or magnesium salt of glycyrrhizic acid. The glycyrrhizic acid molecule comprises two molecules of glucuronic acid and one molecule of such triterpenes glycyrretic acid. Besides glycyrrhizin, root also contains all such glabra acid triterpene flavonoid derivatives nature: licviritina and izolicviritina. A similar to estrogen steroid hormone – estradiol, resins 2-4%, 0.5-1% fat, 20-30% starch, 4-8% reducing sugars, mannitol, asparagine 2-4%, 4-6% mineral substances , B vitamins, benzoic acid, albumin, mucin, etc. dihidrostigmasterol.
Actions: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, healing, epithelisant.
How to use:
– rheumatism, arthritic pain: compressions and local massage.
– maintaining a healthy scalp and fighting against dandruff: local massage.
Ingredients/100ml: demineralized water, propylene glycol, Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) – 14 g, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.