A New Technique for Visualization of Latent Fingerprint Using Athimadhuram (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)


  • Surya. C, Dr. Abirami Arthanari, S Rajeshkumar



Liquorice commonly known as Glycyrrhiza glabra belongs to the family Fabaceae. In India it is commonly known as athimadhuram. Glycyrrhiza glabra is a short perennial shrub of height about 2.5m. The presence of carbenoxolone in the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra is used to treat heartburn, stomach discomfort and gastro esophageal reflux diseases. Frictional ridges left by the impression of human fingers are known as fingerprints. Moisture and grease on the finger causes fingerprints on any surfaces. Raised portions of the epidermis in fingers and toes are known as friction ridges.


To use a new fingerprint powder with herbal formulation using Glycyrrhiza glabra for latent fingerprints registration on walls and floors.

Materials And Methods:

Glycyrrhiza glabra was dried for 7 days and after that, it was dried in shade for 3 days. The plant was then powdered and was used to obtain latent fingerprints by dusting it on various walls and floors.


Results And Discussion:

The results obtained in the present study are in accordance with many other scientists who worked on the development of latent fingerprints using different powders. Fuller’s Earth for the development and visualization of latent fingermarks present on the different matrix was done successfully by pallavi thakur demonstrated the use of athimadhuram powder on nine different surfaces and it gave clear development on the majority of surfaces.


It can be concluded that the Glycyrrhiza glabra powder gave a clear development of the latent fingerprints on different electronic surfaces and possesses good properties of a latent fingerprint powder and also it is organic, cheap, and non-toxic.



How to Cite

Surya. C, Dr. Abirami Arthanari, S Rajeshkumar. (2021). A New Technique for Visualization of Latent Fingerprint Using Athimadhuram (Glycyrrhiza Glabra). Drugs and Cell Therapies in Hematology, 10(2), 253–259. Retrieved from http://www.dcth.org/index.php/journal/article/view/902