Sweet Root, High Value Expectorant Medicinal Plant

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ESTATE CROPS INFO – Licoric (America) or Liquorice (UK) are simplicia produced from the roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra and Glycyrrhiza inflata, in traditional medicine it is used for expectorants and treatment of gastric ulcers, hepatitis C, lung and skin diseases. The results showed that Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) can inhibit the activity of the HIV1 virus, hepatitis virus, avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) and effectively inhibits the replication of two SARS-related coronavirus isolates (FFM-1 and FFM-2) in Vero cells. The world trade value of this plant extract in 2019 reached US $ 170,137 million, with the main exporting countries being Turkmenistan, Iran, France, the United Arab Emirates and China. The pharmaceutical industry in Indonesia imports licorice extract from several producing countries with a value of US $ 2.74 million. Licorice is a medicinal substance that is mostly mined from nature, the supply in global trade fluctuates and tends to decrease. (Anjas)

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