On 19 March 2021, with the assistance of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia, there was an online meeting of Turkmen and Georgian experts on the study of medicinal properties of licorice root.
From the Turkmen Side, the meeting was attended by the representatives of“Turkmendermansenagal” Association of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan, from the Georgian Side – by the representatives of Scientific-Research Center of Agriculture of the Ministry of EnvironmentProtection and Agriculture of Georgia, Agricultural University of Georgia.
During the meeting, participants exchanged views on the medical properties of licorice and its active substance – glycyrrhizic acid.As is known, the licorice root has long been used by people for treatment of upper respiratory tract diseases.
It was also noted that the relevant scientific research of the scientists have confirmed the therapeutic and prophylactic effect of medicines from licorice, as well as glycyrrhizic acid.
In this regard, both partiesstressed the importance of further research the properties of this plant and expressed their readiness to actively cooperate in this direction.