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Licorice Root (glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice Root is a type of legume that is common to parts of Europe and Asia. The French variety of Licorice Root is best known for its culinary properties while its Asian counterpart has a greater history of medicinal usage. Licorice Root may be taken in many forms including as a tea, spice, supplement and as a form of candy or treat that is chewed and then swallowed. The dosage amounts for medicinal and health treatments with Licorice Root are not standardized.

Uses for Licorice Root (glycyrrhiza glabra)
  • stomach ulcers
  • heartburn
  • colic
  • chronic gastritis
  • sore throat
  • bronchitis
  • cough
  • osteoarthritis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • liver disorders
  • malaria
  • tuberculosis
  • food poisoning
  • chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Currently, clinical evidence fully supports the use of Licorice Root in the relief of stomach related ailments. One of the most beneficial uses of Licorice Root is to stimulate the adrenal glands in people who have used steroids long term. Long term steroid use has been shown to suppress the adrenals and combined with other herbs; Licorice Root can serve to stimulate healthy functioning of the adrenal glands.

There are three main cautions with Licorice Root. It is known to radically lower potassium levels in the body when taken in high dosages and to raise blood pressure. It is also proven to complicate hormone sensitive conditions such as are associated with certain types of ovarian, breast and other hormone related cancers as it simulates estrogen in the body. Talk to your doctor before taking daily or high dosages of Licorice Root to make sure that it will not create complications with the management of other conditions. It can also lower the libido in men and cause erectile dysfunction in high dosages.
Supplements with this ingredient:
RA Mass/Strength Formula (Prohormones)

Links to additional information on Licorice Root (glycyrrhiza glabra)
Licorice Root - Alternative Medicine (Added on 12/4/2013 2:54:00 PM)
Licorice Root - Medline Plus (Added on 12/4/2013 2:55:00 PM)
Liquorice or Licorice? (Added on 12/4/2013 2:55:00 PM)

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