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Preclinical Evidence for the Pharmacological Actions of Glycyrrhizic Acid: A Comprehensive Review

Author(s):

Muneeb U Rehman, Adil Farooq, Rayeesa Ali, Sana Bashir, Nazirah Bashir, Samia Majeed, Syed Taifa, Sheikh Bilal Ahmad, Azher Arafah, Aga Syed Sameer*, Rehan Khan, Wajhul Qamar, Saiema Rasool and Anas Ahmad   Pages 1 - 30 ( 30 )

Abstract:


Background: Glycyrrhiza glabra L. (Family: Fabaceae) is one of the important traditional medicinal plant used extensively in folk medicine.

Introduction: It is known for its ethanopharmacological value in curing a wide variety of ailments. Glycyrrhizin, an active compound of G. glabra, possesses anti-inflammatory activity due to which it is mostly used in traditional herbal medicine for the treatment and management of chronic diseases.

Methodology: The present review is focused extensively on the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology and potential effects of Glycyrrhizic Acid (GA). A thorough literature survey was conducted to identify various studies that reported on the GA on PubMed, Science Direct and Google Scholar.

Keywords:

Glycyrrhiza glabra, liquorice, glycyrrhizin, medicinal plant, fabaceae, anti-inflammatory

Affiliation:

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, RAKCOPS, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Ras AL Khaimah, Division of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary science and Animal Husbandry, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shuhama, J&K, Division of Veterinary Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary science and Animal Husbandry, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shuhama, J&K, Division of Veterinary Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary science and Animal Husbandry, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shuhama, J&K, Division of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary science and Animal Husbandry, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shuhama, J&K, Division of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary science and Animal Husbandry, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shuhama, J&K, Division of Veterinary Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary science and Animal Husbandry, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shuhama, J&K, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Department of Basic Sciences, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University (KSAUHS), King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC), Jeddah, Department of Nano-therapeutics, Institute of Nano-science and Technology (DST-INST), Mohali, Punjab, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Forest Biotech Lab, Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Department of Nano-therapeutics, Institute of Nano-science and Technology (DST-INST), Mohali, Punjab



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