Glycyrrhizic acid

AT A GLANCE:

Glycyrrhizic acid and its roles:


  • Support gastro-intestinal well-being
  • Helps regulate inflammation
  • Good effect on the immune system
  • Phyto-corticoid action
Glycyrrhizic acid

This saponin is extracted from the root of a plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra, also called liquorice or in Chinese Gan cao.


This adaptogenic molecule has always been widely used in Japan. An adaptogen "increases   the body resistance to a broad spectrum of harmful factors- stressors- of different physical, chemical or biological natures. While causing a minimum of toxic reaction, an adaptogen acts on the non specific regulation of several organs and physiological functions".


Nearly 700 publications confirm the interesting properties of glycyrrhizic acid.