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Author Öztürk, Münir A. (Münir Ahmet), author.

Title Liquorice : from botany to phytochemistry / Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Eren Akçiçek.

Published Cham : Springer, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series SpringerBriefs in plant science
SpringerBriefs in plant science.
Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Preface; Contents; 1 Introduction; References; 2 Botany; 2.1 Taxonomy and Morphology; 2.2 Pollen Studies; 2.3 Distribution in the World; References; 3 Ecology; References; 4 Ecophysicological Aspects; References; 5 Liquorice-Mycorrhiza Interactions; 5.1 Glycyrrhiza glabra; 5.2 Glycyrrhiza uralensis; 5.2.1 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Colonization; 5.2.2 Effects on the Liquorice Development with or Without AM Fungal Inoculation; 5.2.3 Effects on Root Oxidase Activity and Phosphorus and Potassium Uptake; 5.2.4 Glycyrrhizin Production; References; 6 Molecular Aspects; 6.1 Cytogenetics
8.2.1 Liquorice as an Industrial Resource: A Case Study from Japan8.2.1.1 Applications of Liquorice and Its Derivatives in Japan (Hayashi and Sudo 2009); 8.3 Other Uses; 8.3.1 Liquorice Drinks; 8.3.2 Meyan Balı (the Succus Liquiritiae); 8.3.3 Use as Animal Feed; 8.3.4 Use as Dye Plant; 8.3.5 Evaluation of Liquorice Wastes; 8.3.6 Antimicrobial and Antifungal Activity; 8.3.7 Antiviral Activity; 8.3.8 Anti-inflammatory; 8.3.9 Anti-ulcer; 8.3.10 Anti Tumor; 8.3.11 Antioxidant; 8.3.12 Hepatoprotective Activity; 8.3.13 Dermatological Effect; 8.3.14 Antidepressant and Memory-Enhancing Activity
8.3.15 Immunoregulatory Activity8.3.16 Inhibitory Effect on Diabetes; 8.3.17 Adrenal Cortical Hormone-like Function; 8.3.18 Other Effects; Clinical Therapeutics; 8.3.19 Side Effects and Toxicity; Mycotoxin Contamination in Liquorice Products; 8.3.20 Other Alternative Uses; References; 9 Cultivation; References; 10 Global Perspectives and Future Approaches; References; 11 Concluding Remarks and Future Directions of Research; References; Index
Summary 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.
Other author Altay, Volkan, author.
Hakeem, Khalid Rehman, author.
Akçiçek, Eren, author.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Licorice (Plant)
Botany, Medical.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319742403 (electronic bk.)
331974240X (electronic bk.)