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does black licorice work as a laxative

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
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
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I've never: heard of that.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It doesn't : Most studies show this is not very effective.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not a podiatry ?: Talk to your dentist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
36 years experience Gastroenterology
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
If you eat a lot of : It high BP can can result.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A biopsy is always invasive. Diclofenac has a weak antiplatelet effect so it may increase bleeding risks. The licorice does not matter.
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