What is Ammonium Glycyrrhizate?
Ammonium Glycyrrhizate is a natural compound in the saponin-triterpene glycoside compound class. It is an ammonium salt of widely studied Glycyrrhizic acid. It possesses a sweet taste and is the main component of liqourice Glycyrrhiza glabra root.
The use of Ammonium Glycyrrhizate can be traced to ancient Assyria, China, India, and Egypt, where they used its acid form as a part of extracts.
Glycyrrhizic acid as a part of licorice is FDA approved food sweetener and has been used in China and Japan as a hepatoprotective drug against hepatitis.
Due to its triterpenoid structure, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate exhibits a wide range of biological activities like
- Antiviral and anti-parasitic
- Promotes and increases anti-oxidative activity
- and more
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