DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Mon, 27 May 2019

Liquorice in Medicine and Dentistry

Ramachandran Sudarshan1*, G. Sree Vijayabala2, KS Prem Kumar1,S. Kandesh Kumar1, S. Allwin Benjamin Raj1

1.Best Dental Science College, Madurai.

2.Thai Moogambikai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai.


Ayurvedic medicine is a well known treatment procedure past many years. Glycyrrhiza glabra also known as Liquorice, sweetwood, Mulhatti etc. It has well known properties such as antiviral, glucocorticoid, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiulcerative, anticarcinogenic and many more. Its indications in dentistry are also well noted such as in oral lichen planus, apthous stomatitis. This herb was tried in the vesicullobullous disorder which is not well recognized. This review portrays the properties, medicinal values such as antiviral, glucocorticoid, Hypocholesterolaemic, antioxidant, toxicities, anticancer, hepatitis, gastric ulcer, hepatocellular carcinoma and dosage of this precious herb.

Keywords: Ayurveda, Liquorice, Deglycyrrhizinated Liquorice , Glycyrrhiza glabra

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