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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 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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How effective is licorice root for fighting depression?

How effective is licorice root for fighting depression?

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

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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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Will licorice root help me quit smoking?

Will licorice root help me quit smoking?

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

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How much licorice root would you need to consume in order to significantly raise your blood pressure?

How much licorice root would you need to consume in order to significantly raise your blood pressure?

Licorice: Depends upon the person. There are significant differences in sensitivity, absorption, metabolism, and elimination between individuals. The response is more pronounced if you already have high blood pressure and less so in individuals with normal blood pressure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is 4g licorice root/day likely to either harm me or interfere with clomid (clomiphene)?

Is 4g licorice root/day likely to either harm me or interfere with clomid (clomiphene)?

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

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Does licorice root affect the birth control or somehow interact with it? Thank you for your answers :)

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

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Can the ingredients Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (licorice root) and Zinc Coceth Sulfate interact with finasteride 1mg?

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

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Taking supplements for adrenal functions but need blood test. How long does siberian ginsing, licorice root and bovine stay in system?

Taking supplements for adrenal functions but need blood test. How long does siberian ginsing, licorice root and bovine stay in system?

Adrenal Fatigue: First off, in addition to dr. James wilson's af site, this guy has a good article on af, causes, treatment etc.
http://tinyurl. Com/b8x5rvr

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

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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

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

Safe: According to the literature I have read it is safe. Less side effects that omeprazole. If you think you have an ulcer, your best bet is to see your physician and do some testing. A H Pylori test can usually be done in an office setting. You might need an upper GI endoscopy. ...Read more

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Does licorice root (used in tea) affect birth control pill?

Does licorice root (used in tea) affect birth control pill?

Not recommended: The licoricetea can interfere with the potency of your birth control pills avoid. ...Read more

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Does dgl licorice root decrease the effectiveness of loestrin 24 birth control?

Does dgl licorice root decrease the effectiveness of loestrin 24 birth control?

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

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Hi. I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Just realised I had some tea that contained some licorice root. Will that cause a miscarriage?

Hi. I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Just realised I had some tea that contained some licorice root. Will that cause a miscarriage?

Unlikely: A healthy pregnancy is not likely to be disturbed by licorice root tea.
I trust that for the sake of your and your baby's health, you are under the care of a doctor, if not, see one at the earliest.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Yes it could be
most breast tenderness are hormonal and anxiety could be caused by or caused hormonal imbalance
the local topical treatment helpful but persistent problem required going to the doctor to find the cause ...Read more

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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

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

Unlikely: However you should avoid this and anything with alcohol in it to drink. You should already have established care with a doctor to monitor you throughout your pregnancy. There isn't anything else you can do, what is done is in the past. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is eating black licorice bad for you? Please advise!

Is eating black licorice bad for you? Please advise!

In some people,: Eating large amounts over time can cause medical problems. It may cause abnormal heart rhythms, hypertension, edema, lethargy, & congestive heart failure per FDA consumer advisory. REF: https://www. Fda. Gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm231078.htm ...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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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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Is licorice tea a stimulant?

Is licorice tea a stimulant?

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

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Has anyone tried a licorice supplement for pcos?

Has anyone tried a licorice supplement for pcos?

It doesn't work: As a renowned expert in pcos, and as a board certified reproductive endocrinologist, I can tell you that licorice does nothing for pcos. ...Read more