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is licorice tea a stimulant?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not really, no: Licorice is not really a stimulant. But one animal study does show that licorice extract (not tea) might have antidepressant-like activity on par with Imipramine or prozac (fluoxetine). Please note that swim tests in rats do not equal antidepressant effects in humans, though. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16443316?dopt=abstract.
Answered on Aug 31, 2017
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