Systematic (IUPAC) name

-10-hydroxy-2,4a,6a,6b,9,9,12a-heptamethyl-13-oxo- 1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,6b,7,8,8a,9,10,11,12,12a,12b,13,14b- icosahydropicene-2-carboxylic acid

CAS number 471-53-4
ATC code D03AX10
PubChem CID 10114
Chemical data
Formula C30H46O4 
Mol. mass 470.684 g/mol
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status  ?

Enoxolone (or glycyrrhetinic acid) is a cicatrizant. It is one of the major components of licorice herbage. It has some pharmacological properties including antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial activities[1][2][3][4].


  • The Merck Index, 12th Edition. 3628
  1. Badam, L., Amagaya, S. and Pollard, B. (1997). [Expression error: Missing operand for > "In vitro activity of licorice and glycyrrhetinic acid on Japanese encephalitis virus."]. J. Community Dis. 29: 91–99. 
  2. Fuji, H.Y., Tian, J. and Luka, C. (1986). [Expression error: Missing operand for > "Effect of glycyrrhetinic acid on influenza virus and pathogenic bacteria."]. Bull. Chin. Mater. Med. 11: 238–241. 
  3. Guo, N., Takechi, M. and Uno, C. (1991). [Expression error: Missing operand for > "Protective effect of glycyrrhizine in mice with systemic Candida albicans infection and its mechanism"]. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 12: 380–383. 
  4. Salari, M. H., Sohrabi, N., Kadkhoda, Z., and Khalili, M. B. (2003). [Expression error: Missing operand for > "Antibacterial effects of Enoxolone on periodontopathogenic and capnophilic bacteria isolated from specimens of periodontitis patients"]. Iran. Biomed. J. 7: 39–42. 

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