Chinese licorice is related to our licorice licorice ( G. glabra ) belonging to the miraculous legume family ( Fabaceae ). Licorice, however, has some characteristics in comparison with the typical representatives of this family, which make it suitable for use in the herbarium. This is primarily the glycyrrhizin content, a non-calorie sweetener (50 times sweeter than sucrose), which makes licorice a welcome flavor of herbal teas. Liquorice is far from being a sweetener. Here I concentrate on Chinese liquorice used in TČM, but I suppose that our liquorice lysá will have similar, if not better, effects.
Chinese licorice has an antidepressant effect. Liquiritin and other flavonoids from Chinese liqueur had an antidepressant and neuroprotective effect in rats ( Zhao2008ael , Fan2012aaf ). Together with the ciclicum , the Chinese liqueur is a part of the TČM compound effective against depression ( Jun2014hmg ). It is a traditional remedy with a protective effect on the liver ( Lam2016hec ).