Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra
Plant Part Used: Roots
Processing Method: Extraction
Also known as sweet root, gan cao, Chinese licorice, and gan zao, Licorice is cultivated throughout Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It is used as a flavouring agent in candy and other foods and beverages. Licorice is also used as a nursing herb in some regions. The roots of the plant contain glycyrrhizin, which is also referred to as glycyrrhizic acid.
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|Mesh size||Passes through #40 mesh||USP<786>|
|Loss on drying||NMT 5.0% w/w||USP<731>|
|50 % Alcohol solubility||NLT 75% w/v||IP|
|Solubility in water||NLT 70.0 % w/w||IP|
|PH 5% Solution||5 -7||USP<791>|
|Identification||Glycyrrhizinic acid by TLC||TLC|
|Assay (Total Glycyrrhizinic Acid)||NLT 20.0 % w/w||By Gravimetric|
|Total Heavy Metals||NMT 10 ppm||USP<231>|
|Lead||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Arsenic||NMT 1 ppm||USP<232>|
|Mercury||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Cadmium||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Total Plate Count||NMT 100,000 cfu/g||USP<61>|
|Yeast & Mold||NMT 1000 cfu/g||USP<61>|
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