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  • Pertaining to or derived from licorice.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to glycyrrhizic acid or its derivatives


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From Glycyrrhiza the genus of the licorice plant


  • Nutmeg contains myristicin, which in high doses can induce convulsions, palpitations and generalized body pain; licorice has glycyrrhizic acid, which if consumed in large amounts can give rise to dangerously high blood pressure; soy-based products such as tofu contain high levels of plant-based estrogens that could affect hormonal balance.

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  • The root of the licorice plant is extracted with ammonia to produce an ammonium salt of the sweet-tasting glycyrrhizic acid.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Thanks to its hormone-like chemical structure, glycyrrhizic acid has a number of effects on the human body, some helpful and some not.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Glycyrrhizin or glycyrrhizic acid, a compound found in licorice root, is 50–100 times sweeter than sucrose, and is the reason that licorice was first made into a sweet by extracting the root in hot water, then boiling down the extract.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The woody roots of this shrub are remarkable for containing a steroid-like chemical, glycyrrhizic acid, that is 50–150 times sweeter than table sugar.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • They then inhibited 11-beta-HSD2 with the natural liquorice component glycyrrhizic acid, and by silencing the gene for 11-beta-HSD2.

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  • Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, sought to use glycyrrhizic acid, the main sweet-tasting component of liquorice, to inhibit the enzyme

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  • But identifying the role liquorice could potentially play in preventing in bowel cancer may pave the way for nutraceutical applications rooted in liquorice's natural chemical glycyrrhizic acid.

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  • So in a departure from these treatments, Harris and Zhang investigated the role glycyrrhizic acid could play in inhibiting 11-beta-HSD2.

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  • This word contains 4 different letters that occur twice - y, c, r, i.

    December 14, 2011