Glycyrrhiza Glabra

Author: A.T. Senthil Kumar*

*Professor,BHMS,MD (Hom).,

Head of the Department & PG Guide.,

Department of Homoeopathic Materia Medica.,

Vinayaka Mission’s Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Salem.,

(A Constituent College of  VMRF Deemed to be University, Salem, Tamilnadu.)

Address for correspondence-

Prof. Dr. A.T. Senthil Kumar,

Vinayaka Mission’s Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Salem.,

Adhithya kumar Multispeciality Homoeopathy Clinic, 101 Raja Ram Nagar, 5th Cross, Salem



Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn is a well-known medicinal plant used across the world for its medicinal value to cure varieties of ailments1.Glycyrrhizin is the major active constituent obtained from its roots, one of the most widely used in herbal preparations for the treatment and management of many chronic ailments3.It was introduced into homoeopathy in early 20th century and covered by German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia and Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of United States. Its medicinal properties and homoeopathic uses were discussed.

Keywords: Glycyrrhiza glabra; Glycyrrhizin; Homoeopathic uses; Liquorice; Medicinal plant.