Glycyrrhetinic Acid – 18 Beta

Glycyrrhetinic Acid – 18 Beta

INCI Name: Glycyrrhetinic Acid
CAS Numbers: 471-53-4


Glycyrrhetinic acid is derived from the licorice plant. It is a pentacyclic triterpenoid derivative of the β-amyrin type. It has expectorant and antitussive properties. It is widely used as a flavoring agent and is frequently employed to mask the taste of bitter drugs such as aloe and quinine. Glycyrrhetinic acid has also been reported to possess anti-inflammatory properties.


Used in flavoring. It is effective in the treatment of peptic ulcer, and also as an expectorant. It has some additional pharmacological properties including antiviral, antifungal, antiprotazoal, and antibacterial activities.


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