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Glycyrrhiza Echinata

Glycyrrhiza Echinata

Glycyrrhiza Echinata

Glycyrrhiza echinata is a hardy nitrogen fixing, herbaceous perennial that can grow happily in the dappled shade of trees. The plant has a long history of medicinal use. The root extract is used to make liquorice and can serve as a sugar substitute. If growing the plant for its roots, it is best practice to cut back before the plants flowers and to keep the roots well watered. The plant is known to interact with beneficial insects such as Lacewings and Parasitoid wasps. To order this plant please contact us balkanecologyproject@gmail.com.

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Comparative study was carried out among the polysaccharides of Chinese, Lithuanian and Hungarian origin Glycyrrhiza glabra root samples as well as the Hungarian origin Glycyrrhiza echinata, which has not been studied earlier. The plant material was extracted with boiling water and the yield, the carbohydrate and the uronic acid content was measured by the alpha-naphtol and the Bitter method [21], respectively. Although the yield of Hungarian origin species was found lower than the yield of eastern species, the uronic acid content was similar. (Table I.) Our results show that to extract polysaccharides containing uronic acids needed longer extraction time, about 4 hours. The stem of Glycyrrhiza echinata might be useful from a practical point of view because of its large size and easy of access. (Table I. II.) Some fractions containing uronic acid in higher amount were separated on DEAE Sepharose CL-6B anion exchange column. After hydrolysis, reduction and acetylation the monosaccharide composition of this fractions was analysed by GC. (Table IV.).

Hassler, M. 2021. Glycyrrhiza echinata. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan 06. Reference page.Glycyrrhiza echinata is a hardy nitrogen fixing, herbaceous perennial that can grow happily in the dappled shade of trees. The plant has a long history of medicinal use. The root extract is used to make liquorice and can serve as a sugar substitute. If growing the plant for its roots, it is best practice to cut back before the plants flowers and to keep the roots well watered. The plant is known to interact with beneficial insects such as Lacewings and Parasitoid wasps. To order this plant please contact us balkanecologyproject@gmail.com. (Source: www.balkep.org)

 

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