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What Are the Uses of Glycyrrhizic Acid? What Are the Uses of Glycyrrhizic Acid?

In traditional Chinese medicine, people's use method of Chinese herbal medicine is nothing more than grinding and boiling. Although this can achieve the purpose of curing diseases and saving people, the utilization rate is extremely low. Now, medical technology has been greatly improved. People can directly obtain most of the medicinal ingredients through plant extraction technology, and then remove the harmful substances. Glycyrrhizic acid is a relatively common plant extract, mainly derived from glycyrrhiza. So, what are the uses of glycyrrhizic acid?

1. Learn about the glycyrrhizic acid

Glycyrrhizic acid is an organic compound with a molecular formula of C42H62O16. As a drug, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. As a sweetener, it is widely used in various foods. Glycyrrhizic acid can be used in condiments and added to sauces. In addition, because of its sweet taste, glycyrrhizic acid can also be added to medicines, which can treat some human diseases. It can also be applied externally on the skin with the function of sunscreen and whitening skin.

2. What are the uses of glycyrrhizic acid?

As a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine, glycyrrhiza has been accepted and used by people. Its main components are: glycyrrhizin, liquiritin, glycyrrhiza flavonoids, formononetin, and so on. It has detoxification, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, antitumor, antiulcer, antibacterial and other effects. At the same time, glycyrrhizin has an inhibitory effect on the proliferation of HIV. Glycyrrhetic acid has an inhibitory effect on myeloma and ascites liver cancer. Glycyrrhizic acid has obvious anti-diuretic effect. Liquiritigenin and isoliquiritigenin have anti-ulcer and antispasmodic effects; glycyrrhiza flavonoids have antioxidant and bacteriostatic effects.

At present, in the actual operation of the market, glycyrrhizic acid is mainly used as a sweetener, flavoring agent, and flavor enhancer, and is commonly used in the production of sauces, sauce products, pickled products and other products. In addition, glycyrrhizic acid has various physiological specificities, and has significant effects on health, hair growth, and hair care, and can be used as a preservative for hair nourishment products and skin care products. The application of glycyrrhizic acid in skin care cosmetics can improve the efficacy of other specific substances in the aspects of sunscreen isolation, whitening, anti-inflammatory, nursing and scar healing.

In general, glycyrrhizic acid is a very useful extract, not only in the food processing industry, but also in the production of cosmetics. And it is different from general synthetic additives. As a natural extract, glycyrrhizic acid is basically free of toxicity and side effects, and consumers of its related products can use it with confidence.

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