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Herbal and Aromatic Plants: Mulethi: Glycyrrhiza glabra Cultivation, Processing, Utilizations and Applications

By: Himadri Panda(Author)
Herbal and Aromatic Plants: Mulethi: Glycyrrhiza glabra
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Language: English

Medicinal plants are of great importance to the health of individuals and communities. The medicinal value of these plants lies in some chemical substances that produce a physiological action in the human body. The most important of these bioactive constituents of plants are triterpenoid saponin, flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, and phenolic compounds. Many of these indigenous medicinal plants are used as a spices and food plants. They are also sometimes added to foods meant for pregnant and nursing mothers for medicinal purposes. Glycyrrhiza glabra is one such useful medicinal plant.

Glycyrrhiza is derived from the ancient Greek term glykos, meaning sweet, and rhiza, meaning root. Glycyrrhiza glabra is known as mulaithi in north India. Glycyrrhiza glabra, also known as licorice and sweet wood, is native to the Mediterranean and certain areas of Asia. It belongs to the genus Glycyrrhiza and is commonly called as licorice which is available in India. A numbers of traditional healers have claimed efficacy of Glycyrrhiza species for a variety of pathological conditions as a diuretic, choleretic conditions, used it as insecticide, and indicated it in traditional medicine for coughs, colds, and painful swellings.

The author has compiled all the published data and arranged it a systematic manner in this monograph.

Contents

Preface

1. Introduction
2. Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.): chemical composition and biological impacts
3. A study on antioxidant potential of Glycyrrhiza glabra
4. Pharmacological activities on Glycyrrhiza glabra
5. Leaves antimicrobial activity of Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
6. Top 10 health benefits of Mulethi or liquorice
7. Deodorant composition
8. Cosmetic or dermatological preparations
9. Natural tea having effects of hangover relief and liver function recovery
10. Herbal cough formulations
11. Herbal composition for treating cancer
12. Pharmaceutical composition for treating aids
13. Gamma-amino butyric acid composition
14. Panthenol and natural organic extracts for reducing skin irritation
15. Process for preparing licorice extract-like material for tobacco flavoring
16. Herbal composition as a substitute for tobacco
17. Tea for treating dermatitis comprising herbal extracts
18. Anti-acne sunscreen composition
19. Lightening compositions
20. Skin care products containing multiple enhances
21. Composition and method for inhibiting oral bacteria
22. Surfactant containing preparation with licochalcone a
23. Preparation to combat reddened skin
24. Composition of alcoholic effects neutralization ingredients
25. Herbal extracts which induce immune cells to produce interferon and activate toll-like receptors
26. Supercritical CO2 liquorice extract anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory isolates and products
27. Compositions with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties
28. Use of active extracts to lighten skin, lips, hair and/or nails
29. Synergistic composition for the treatment of liver
30. Composition of herbal biscuits for lactating mothers acting as dietary supplement
31. Development of an anti-cough, anti-tussive and throat soothing herbal formulation
32. Skin whitening composition
33. Medicinal cosmetical composition with area catechu seed extract

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