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Licorice Root Medication
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
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
Not very: Do not use: Licorice Root contains isoflavin and isoflavine which suppresses the breakdown of cortisol and slows the reuptake of serotonin, which may make it effective for mild depression. But is also contains glycyrrhizin which can cause potassium levels in the body to fall, leading to arrhythmias, BP increase, or heart failure. This can be deadly. Some recent supplies have also been contaminated with lead. ...Read more
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
No, not unless...: No, licorice root will not affect one's ability to quit smoking, unless for some personal reason, the licorice root gives the person more self-confidence in his own ability to succeed in the challenge of "kicking the habit". ...Read more
See below: As little as 50 grams daily for 2 weeks. ...Read more
How much licorice root would you need to consume in order to significantly raise your blood pressure?
Every day I take 450mg of a licorice root supplement bottled by solaray. I'm desperate to heal my pssd. How dangerous is my licorice root consumption?
Not dangerous but...: Licorice root has been used medicinally for thousands of years (it may be the most common herb used in chinese medicine). It contains glycyrrhizin, high doses of which can cause high blood pressure & fluid retention, but 450 mg/day is not a high dose. I know no evidence licorice helps pssd though I saw one online testimonial. See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/licorice & my comment. ...Read more
I doubt it: Very much, but these questions can't be answered scientifically: "licorice root" is not a regulated compound and so its safety and efficacy (or even how much licorice is in it) haven't been studied systematically, it's anybody's guess. It may be 4 grams, but 4 grams of what? And how much of the 4 grams is biologically active? Good luck! ...Read more
Does licorice root affect the birth control or somehow interact with it? Thank you for your answers :)
Licorice root: Licorice root taken as a herbal may interact with a variety of birth control pills. Consult your doctor before extensive use. ...Read more
Can the ingredients Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (licorice root) and Zinc Coceth Sulfate interact with finasteride 1mg?
No: Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor and at a 1 mg dose is primarily used in the medical management of male pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia) and at a 5 mg dose used to treat lower urinary tract symptoms related to an enlarged prostate (BPH). I am both unaware of and would not expect any clinically significant interactions between finasteride and either licorice root or zinc sulfate. ...Read more
I just realized that I have drank a few Root Beers while pregnant that contain licorice root extract which is a no-no in pregnancy. Is this dangerous?
Root beer: A few drinks of root beer should pose no problem even though you are pregnant ...Read more
Taking supplements for adrenal functions but need blood test. How long does siberian ginsing, licorice root and bovine stay in system?
First off, in addition to dr. James wilson's af site, this guy has a good article on af, causes, treatment etc.
as to how long things are in the system...We look at what doc's call "half-life". This is the time it takes to get 1/2 of it gone. They say it takes 5 half lives to totally clear it.
The half lives are-
sg. 8-7.4 hrs
lr 5 hours
(what do you mean bovine?). ...Read more
I wanted a dr opinion on dgl licorice root. Do you think it's safe? I think I have a ulcer. What test is best to find out if I do? Was on omeprazole
Not recommended: The licoricetea can interfere with the potency of your birth control pills avoid. ...Read more
Licorice: Licorice can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives in general. Many have been studied, I do not know if loestrin has been evaluated. Generally, we tell patients that licorice can decrease the contraceptive effect of the pill. Licorice can also deplete your body of potassium, especially with chronic or heavy usage. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Just realised I had some tea that contained some licorice root. Will that cause a miscarriage?
I get very tender breasts only when I'm extremely anxious, which can last for weeks. I read coconut oil & licorice root extract is good. Is this true?
Hi. I'm 10 weeks pregnant and just realised I the tea I drank this morning had some licorice root in there. Will that cause a miscarriage? I'm worrie
I Have PCOS and I would like to try alternative treatment for hormones disorder. I heard about maca, licorice root...is this safe if im breastfeeding?
No.: Substances that are not prescription and referred to as "natural" are not necessarily safe. Arsenic, lead, and poison mushrooms are natural, too. These substances are not regulated by the FDA, so not thoroughly tested. Anything you put in your body can absorb into breastmilk, and be transmitted to your baby. Therefore, don't eat or drink anything unproven while pregnant or breastfeeding. ...Read more
I'm 16 weeks pregnant now. Before I know I'm pregnant (3.5-4 weeks), I took a pill 4-5 times, once a day (given by my dietician) contains senna, cascara sagrada, pysillium husk, aloe vera gel and licorice root for BW. Does it affect my baby?
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
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. ...Read more