Glycyrrhiza inflata

Glycyrrhiza inflata is a plant species in the genus Glycyrrhiza from China, with common name Chinese licorice.[3] A related species, G. uralensis, however, is more likely the licorice species one finds in traditional Chinese medicine.

Glycyrrhiza inflata
Scientific classification
G. inflata
Binomial name
Glycyrrhiza inflata
  • Glycyrrhiza hediniana Harms

Licochalcone A, licochalcone B and licochalcone D are chalconoids isolated from root of G. inflata[4][5] as well as glycyrrhizin.[6]


  1. ^ Trudy Glavnago Botanicheskago Sada. Acta Horti Petropolitani. Petrograd, Moscow 11:484. 1891
  2. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 7 March 2017
  3. ^ USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 7 March 2017
  4. ^ Friis-Møller, A.; Chen, M.; Fuursted, K.; Christensen, S. R. B. G.; Kharazmi, A. (2002). "In Vitro Antimycobacterial and Antilegionella Activity of Licochalcone a from Chinese Licorice Roots". Planta Medica. 68 (5): 416–419. doi:10.1055/s-2002-32087. PMID 12058317.
  5. ^ Furusawa, J.; Funakoshi-Tago, M.; Mashino, T.; Tago, K.; Inoue, H.; Sonoda, Y.; Kasahara, T. (2009). "Glycyrrhiza inflata-derived chalcones, Licochalcone A, Licochalcone B and Licochalcone D, inhibit phosphorylation of NF-kappaB p65 in LPS signaling pathway". International immunopharmacology. 9 (4): 499–507. doi:10.1016/j.intimp.2009.01.031. PMID 19291859.
  6. ^ Xie, J.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, W. (2010). "HPLC analysis of glycyrrhizin and licochalcone a in Glycyrrhiza inflata from Xinjiang (China)". Chemistry of Natural Compounds. 46: 148. doi:10.1007/s10600-010-9552-2.

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