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Does licorice interfere with medications?

Does licorice interfere with medications?

Licorice Interaction: Licorice can interfere with: ace-inhibitors, aspirin, digoxin, corticosteroids, insulin, laxatives, oral contraceptives, and others. ...Read more

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Does licorice root syrup help for any problems?

Does licorice root syrup help for any problems?

Yes and no: Licorice root can be used for a several illnesses, but medicinal herbs are medicinal and have toxicities just like synthetic meds. Some diseases are peptic ulcers, crohn's, irritable bowel, mouth ulcers, breath freshner. Toxicities include (not limited to) edema, high blood pressure, muscle weakness(possibly caused by interference with potassium levels). Don't take if on digoxin. Check with doc. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating black licorice is bad for you?

Is it true that eating black licorice is bad for you?

Glycyrrhizin: Some licorice contains glycyrrhizin which has potential to cause side effects like numbness, muscular aches, high blood pressure, fatigue, fluid retention, headaches and can effect the heart. Licorice can interact with some medications as well. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between black licorice and licorice root?

Is there a difference between black licorice and licorice root?

Yes: Black licorice is a candy, and licorice root is a plant (glycyrrhiza glabra). Black licorice candy contains glycyrrhizin, the compound made from black licorice root that's used as a sweetener. Glycyrrizin can cause body potassium levels to fall. There are de-glycyrrinated licorice supplements available, if using for that purpose. http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm277152.htm. ...Read more

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Does licorice help raise cortisol?

Does licorice help raise cortisol?

Physiologically, Yes: By inhibition of the enzyme 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (type 2) and subsequent increase in activity of cortisol on the kidney. 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase normally inactivates cortisol in the kidney; thus, liquorice's inhibition of this enzyme makes the concentration of cortisol appear to increase. ...Read more

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What kind of licorice? red, black etc?

What kind of licorice?  red, black etc?

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 actually toxic. Better quality black licorice, while also sugary, has real licorice in it, a medicinal herb with some health benefits, though it is healthier to use as a tea, tincture or tablet. ...Read more

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For what deficency would you be craving to eat licorice?

For what deficency would you be craving to eat licorice?

Iron deficiency: Is most common, some say that you could be pregnant! real black licorice (the real kind, not not any other type of licorice, or artificial) is very metabolically active in the body so lots of things could be the cause. Or maybe you just like it! ...Read more

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Does dgl licorice have any side effects or interactions?

Causes hypertension: I do not know what dgl means but licorine contains a substance that can raise blood pressure if one consumes licorice in larger amounts. ...Read more

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What herbs can I take to increase cortisol besides licorice?

What herbs can I take to increase cortisol besides licorice?

None: You do not need to increase cortisol levels if your adrenals are functioning normally. You only need to allow them to respond to physiologic influences. Herbs will not help. You would not want to artificially increase cortisol, if it were possible. That would cause cushing's syndrome. ...Read more

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If i take licorice alone i feel fine. If i take ssri alone i feel fine. If i take these together mentally i go crazy- why?

If i take licorice alone i feel fine. If i take ssri alone i feel fine. If i take these together mentally i go crazy- why?

Similar effects: A study showed that several isoflavans present in licorice affect the serotonergic system and inhibits serotonin re-uptake. That is also the mechanism of action of ssris. Thus, if you take them together you are overdosing yourself. ...Read more

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I tasted some licorice tea yesterday and became really awake. How come when i tried this today i did not feel anything? Only tried it twice.

Different conditions: Don't correlated what you felt yesterday and today. I suppose they have no bearing with each others. Thanks. Take care. Drbelga. ...Read more

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Will licorice root tea help laryngitis?

Will licorice root tea help laryngitis?

Licorice Root Tea: Licorice root can also act as an expectorant ; help to soothe sore throats. ...Read more

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Can Licorice root extract boost my immune system?

Can Licorice root extract boost my immune system?

Depends who you ask!: I did a quick online search and found plenty of claims of immune system benefit from licorice root extract but none that I could quote as good high quality evidence. Check out http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-881-licorice.aspx?activeingredientid=881 which is best I could find. I'm hopeful my colleagues can edify both of us!. Also check out http://goo.gl/khYX2Z ...Read more

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Are there herbs beside licorice that increase low cortisol ?

 Are there herbs beside licorice that increase low cortisol ?

Few adaptogens: Siberian Ginseng, Rhodiola and Ashwagandha are most common helping to increase the cortisol levels by extending the life of this hormone. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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