Glycyrrhetinic Acid – 18 Beta

Glycyrrhetinic Acid – 18 Beta

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

Description:

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.

Applications:

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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