Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A peculiar saccharine matter (C24H36O9) obtained from the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra.
- n. chemistry The main sweet-tasting compound from liquorice root, thirty to fifty times as sweet as sucrose (table sugar).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A glucoside found in licorice root (Glycyrrhiza), in monesia bark (Chrysophyllum), in the root of the walnut, etc., and extracted as a yellow, amorphous powder, of a bittersweet taste.
“Ikeda K, et al. A long-term glycyrrhizin injection therapy reduces hepatocellular carcinogenesis rate in patients with interferon-resistant active chronic hepatitis C: a cohort study of 1249 patients.”
“Levitra Without A Prescription - Chinese licorice rootChinese licorice root is composed of a glycoside called glycyrrhizin helping the production of testosterone and suppressing sexual libido.”
“A team of scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Hospitals for Children have revealed that a compound called glycyrrhizin might be an effective tool in battling life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant infections resulting from severe burns.”
“Deglycyrrhizinated licorice DGL is licorice devoid of glycyrrhizin, a compound that can raise blood pressure.”
“More recently, foreign studies show that glycyrrhizin, the main active ingredient in licorice root, has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-allergic properties.”
“In Japan and China, glycyrrhizin has been used successfully to treat hepatitis B, a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver.”
“Since DGL does not contain glycyrrhizin acid, it is unlikely that it offers the full benefits of preparations containing the whole licorice root.”
“The Japanese are investigating glycyrrhizin as a possible cancer treatment.”
“Licorice contains a host of ingredients including one called saponin which contains the chemical glycyrrhizin.”
“On a separate note, in July 2003, German scientists have shown that glycyrrhizin, the chemical that provides the sweetening flavor for Licorice, kills SARS virus in the test-tubes”
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