Liquorice

From Botany to Phytochemistry

  • Münir Öztürk
  • Volkan Altay
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
  • Eren Akçiçek

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Plant Science book series (BRIEFSPLANT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Eren Akçiçek
    Pages 1-4
  3. Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Eren Akçiçek
    Pages 5-17
  4. Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Eren Akçiçek
    Pages 19-22
  5. Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Eren Akçiçek
    Pages 23-30
  6. Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Eren Akçiçek
    Pages 31-40
  7. Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Eren Akçiçek
    Pages 41-43
  8. Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Eren Akçiçek
    Pages 45-72
  9. Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Eren Akçiçek
    Pages 73-126
  10. Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Eren Akçiçek
    Pages 127-132
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    Pages 133-134
  12. Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Eren Akçiçek
    Pages 135-138
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 139-139

About this book

Introduction

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza) is one of the most widely used in foods, herbal medicine and one of the extensively researched medicinal plants of the world. In traditional medicine licorice roots have been used against treating many ailments including lung diseases, arthritis, kidney diseases, eczema, heart diseases, gastric ulcer, low blood pressure, allergies, liver toxicity, and certain microbial infections. Licorice extract contains sugars, starch, bitters, resins, essential oils, tannins, inorganic salts and low levels of nitrogenous constituents such as proteins, individual amino acids, and nucleic acids. A large number of biologically active compounds have been isolated from Glycyrrhiza species, where triterpene, saponins and flavonoids are the main constitutes which show broad biological activities.

The present book will discuss the botany, the commercial interests as well as the recent studies on the phytochemistry and pharmacology of licorice. It will also describe the side effects and toxicity of licorice and its bioactive components, an underrepresented subjects of importance.

It will be the first book to present global perspectives of licorice in detail. It will serve as a carefully researched introduction for students, healthcare practitioners, botanists and plant biochemists; full of historical background and bridges the gap between botany, ecology, pharmacology, as well as treatment of diseases.




Keywords

Herbal Medicine Glycyrrhiza Medicinal Plants Saponins Flavonoids Toxicity

Authors and affiliations

  • Münir Öztürk
    • 1
  • Volkan Altay
    • 2
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    • 3
  • Eren Akçiçek
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Botany and Center for Environmental StudiesEge UniversityIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Biology Department, Faculty of Science and ArtsMustafa Kemal UniversityİskenderunTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of MedicineEge UniversityIzmirTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74240-3
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74239-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74240-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-1229
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-1210
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Biotechnology
Consumer Packaged Goods
Pharma