It is a perennial herb, a universally recognized medicinal product.
Glycyrrhiza uralensis - a source of licorice root - has been used in Tibetan, Chinese and Mongolian traditional medicine since ancient times. It is used in conventional medicine as well.
Licorice roots contain a lot of glycyrrhizic acid and chemical compounds ( triterpenoid saponins and flavonoids) possessing antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, wound-healthing, spasmolytic, choleretic, antiulcerous and other properties which are the basis for medical products.
Moreover, licorice root is a technical raw material the derivative products of which are widely used in chemical, food and nonferrous-metals industry, construction and agriculture. Licorice roots are also the source of valuable biologically active substances used in pharmacology.
Licorice roots contain such extractive substances as glycyrrhizic acid, fruit-sugar, saccharose, cellulose, ascorbic acid, flavonoids ( liquirtin, isoliquertin, liquiritoside and others), steroids, essential oil, mineral and tanning substances.
Our own fields with wild-growing plants
Baikal Herbs Company stocks up wild-growing plants from its own fields in Irkutsk Region.
The seeds are set into the prepared ground for the second time. Licorice roots of 35 cm long are stocked up only in 5 years. Due to Siberian climate and big temperature differences licorice roots are saturated with useful substances. Licorice roots are stocked up in autumn with the help of special machinery.
Licorice roots unique phytochemistry
Glycyrrhizic acid: HPLC = 3-6%
Liquirtin: > 5%
Flavonoids (licuraside) 2,2 – 4,0
Ash content 4,15 %
No mineral and organic impurities
Microbiological purity complies with the State Pharmacopoeia of RF (ГФ ОФС 1.2.4.002.15)
In accordance with State Pharmacopoeia of RF (ФС.2.5.0040.15 of).
Licorice root (glycyrrhiza roots in Latin) is included into the 10thedition of the State Pharmacopoeia of RF as an expectorant for coughs.
Licorice mucilaginous substances and pectin allow using it as a laxative and expectorant for coughs.
In traditional medicine licorice is used to relieve respiratory system diseases, water metabolism and mineral turnover problems, peptic ulcer prevention and atherosclerosis.
Licorice roots possess antihistaminic properties. They are used to prevent allergic eczema.