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Liquorice produced by Daryab Sofe


Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
(Liquorice) grows best in Fars located in south western part of Iran, in deep valleys, well drained soils, with full sun, and is harvested in the autumn, two to three years after planting.
Daryabsofe‘s specialists ensure the highest quality of the harvested liquorice roots by selecting, cleaning and testing of each charge of the harvest buyed directley from the farmers.
Only those charges which fulfill defined quality standards (e.g. glycyrrhizin 8-10%) are selected.
By careful mixing of different charges Daryabsofe keeps the overall quality of liquorice constant.
The Storage and packaging of liquorice root prepared for export is performed by Daryabsofe.



Liquorice
In pharmaceutical sense liquorice is a con-centrated water extract of liquorice root in stick- or blockform. Additionally, additives like for example starch could have been used in liquorice.
Also its source plant Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
is called liquorice. In ordinary language, the term liquorice referes to sweets produced of liquorice roots extracts and some additives.


Drugs/Sweets
Liquorice extract is produced by boiling liquorice root and subsequently evaporating most of the water and is traded both in solid and syrup form. Its active principle is glycyrrhizin, a sweetener between 30 to 50 times as sweet as sucrose and wich also has pharmaceutical effects.

For producing sweets following additives are used:

Sugar or other sweetener
Binding agent: starch, farina etc.
Flavour: anise or fennel oil

Colorant:

carbon powder for black color of sweets



Indication and
Contraindication

Liquorice‘s physiological properties are as following:

expectorant
antiulcerogenic
antiviral
antiinflammatry
antispasmodic

Indications:

cough, bronchitis
Supportive agent for treatment of ulcer
For correction of taste of medical formulations

Contra-indication:

Pregnency
Lever or kidney deseases
Hypertony, Hypopotassemia





 
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