Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL)


Botanical Name: Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice

Common Name: Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice

Plant Part Used: Roots

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]DGL Licorice, most commonly known as Licorice root, Licorice, the sweet root is an adaptogen herb that grows in Europe and parts of Asia. Centuries ago, licorice root was used as a sweetener and for stomach inflammation, upper respiratory problems and dozens of other problems including a remedy for leaky gut.1
The medical community is starting to be more accepting of the overall holistic benefits of licorice extract which is extracted from licorice root. Licorice root is so complex that researchers have isolated 134 different compounds.
The main compounds are:

  • Flavonoids which are responsible for the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Coumarins and Stilbenoids which are responsible for the antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Glycyrrhizin which showed anti-hepatitis activities in a few patients. 2

The medicinal strength and benefits of licorice root are prominent enough that the FDA issued a notice for consumers to be aware that black licorice is more than just a sweet treat. Even when the root extract is used just to sweeten, it can’t be ignored as a potent compound. And while the root is the primary portion used for supplements and remedies, the leaves have been evaluated for their antimicrobial benefits.3

At Herbochem, we understand the benefits and limitations of DGL and Licorice root extract and hence offer both grades depending on the customer’s requirements.

The only difference between DGL and licorice root is that DGL is Deglycyrrhizinated. This is a good thing because the glycyrrhizin in “regular” licorice root can cause a few side effects.




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Composition: <3% Glycyrrhizinic Acid

Description / Appearance : A Light brown colour Fine Powder With Hygroscopic nature
Odour and Taste : Characteristic odour & sweet taste
In Water : NLT 60.0% w/w
In Alcohol : NLT 60.0% w/w
Moisture : NMT 5.0% w/w
pH of 1% w/v Solution : 5.0-7.0
Residue on Ignition : NMT 10.0% w/w
Glycyrrhizin : NMT 3.0% w/w
Total Flavanoids : NLT 1.0% w/w
Heavy Metals : NMT 20 ppm

Microbiology Tests :

a) Total Aerobic Microbial Count : NMT 5000 cfu/gm
b) Yeast & Mould : NMT 100 cfu/gm
c) Salmonella : Absent in 1gram
d) Escherichia coli : Absent in 1gram
e) Staphylococcus aureus : Absent in 1 gram


NOTE: We can also make other products as per the customer’s requirement.


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