liquorice

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liquorice

(US and Canadian), licorice
1. a perennial Mediterranean leguminous shrub, Glycyrrhiza glabra, having spikes of pale blue flowers and flat red-brown pods
2. the dried root of this plant, used as a laxative and in confectionery
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(2011) found a 30% inhibition of salbutamol mediated phosphorylation of HA-[[beta].sub.2]AR in HEK293 cells, however, using a significantly higher concentration of 100 [micro]M glycyrrhetic acid (GA), a structural related saponin from liqourice.
Deep-coloured, perfumed and with dry tannins, it has bags of liqourice and elderberry fruit.
The active ingredient of Liqourice is glycyrrhetinic acid.