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Does black licorice work as a laxative

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Glycyrrhizin: Some licorice contains glycyrrhizin which has potential to cause side effects like numbness, muscular aches, high blood pressure, fatigue, fluid rete... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
For what?: Red "licorice"is not real licorice at all, mostly high fructose corn syrup, red dye and artificial flavors. It has no health benefits and is... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
In some people,: eating large amounts over time can cause medical problems. It may cause abnormal heart rhythms, hypertension, edema, lethargy, & congestive he... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
It doesn't : Most studies show this is not very effective.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Black licorice is a candy, and licorice root is a plant (glycyrrhiza glabra). Black licorice candy contains glycyrrhizin, the compound made from blac... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Tobacco and: Smoking and poor oral hygiene and see this website for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=causes.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
If you eat a lot of : It high BP can can result.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Black stool: Eating black licorice is a known cause of black stools. Bile in stool causes green color. Blood in the upper GI tract acted on by digestive enzymes t... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: A biopsy is always invasive. Diclofenac has a weak antiplatelet effect so it may increase bleeding risks. The licorice does not matter.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
A Verified Doctoranswered
Preventive Medicine 14 years experience
Probably ok: Not sure what danger there is to eating licorice other than danger of weight gain and diabetes. If you are eating in moderation, I wouldn't worry abo... Read More