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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 many health benefits, though it is healthier to use as a tea, tincture or tablet. See http://www. Herbwisdom. Com/herb-licorice-root. Html ...Read more

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Does too much red licorice cause constipation?

Does too much red licorice cause constipation?

I don't know how: Red liquorice impacts the gut. However, black liquorice is sometimes used as a natural remedy for constipation. ...Read more

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Daught ate licorice yesterday and today passed 2 stools the 1st one wasn't seen but second had a couple bright red spots could it B from the licorice?

Daught ate licorice yesterday and today passed 2 stools the 1st one wasn't seen but second had a couple bright red spots could it B from the licorice?

Red Twizzler Poo: I have had at least a couple handfuls of frantic parents over the years concerned over this kind of stool such that I routinely add " Eaten any Twizzlers" to my army of questions I ask when a child has red poop. Yes, these quite probably are little bits of red licorice you are seeing. ...Read more

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Hey, this is weird but my brown/green stool turned the water in the toilet red. I ate red licorice earlier today but my stomach hurts too. Help!!!

Hey, this is weird but my brown/green stool turned the water in the toilet red. I ate red licorice earlier today but my stomach hurts too. Help!!!

Below: This is probably from the licorice that you consumed.
If this continues for two days, then you need to see your DR and have the stool checked for blood. ...Read more

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Does licorice help raise cortisol?

Does licorice help raise cortisol?

Physiologically, Yes: By inhibition of the enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (type 2) and subsequent increase in activity of cortisol on the kidney. 11β-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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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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 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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Licorice extract oil directly on dark spots? Or should it be diluted with something else?

Licorice extract oil directly on dark spots? Or should it be diluted with something else?

Direct is OK: You may apply the extract directly on the skin lightly and give it some time as it is suppose to help lighten the pigmentation in the skin. However if the spot is really a deep dark it might not be as effective and everyone seems to respond differently. Make sure you continue to moisturize the skin while using the extract as well. I hope this helped. ...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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I've heard some good benefits from teas. I'm just curious about the benefits of licorice spice herbal tea that doesn't contain glycyrrhizin?

I've heard some good benefits from teas. I'm just curious about the benefits of licorice spice herbal tea that doesn't contain glycyrrhizin?

Licorice Tea: Licorice root is reported to possibly form a moist protective coating on the stomach ; esophagus which may be helpful for stomach ulcers ; gastric reflux. It can be used as a wash for oral ulcers ; canker sores. It also acts as an expectorant ; help to soothe sore throats. ...Read more

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I've had troubles getting asleep for the past days. It coincides with starting DGL Licorice, Pepzin GI, Slippery Elm. Could those be the trigger?

I've had troubles getting asleep for the past days. It coincides with starting DGL Licorice, Pepzin GI, Slippery Elm. Could those be the trigger?

Possibly: Although I have not read of any of these products causing insomnia, everyone reacts differently to certain foods/herbs/medications/supplements. Licorice products that still contain the glcyrrhizing and whole licorice taken orally may increase the effects of corticosteroids, cause sodium and water retention and increase blood pressure, so it is "possible" that it could also affect your sleep. ...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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What's black hairy tongue besides licorice?

What's black hairy tongue besides licorice?

Tobacco and: Smoking and poor oral hygiene and see this website for more information: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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How does licorice negatively affect your teeth?

How does licorice negatively affect your teeth?

It is sticky and: Full of processed sugars. It is flavored with anise an herb not related to licorice but tastes like it. True organic licorice has a beneficial compound known as glycyrrhizin. The amount of it in true organic licorice varies by location in the world where it comes from. ...Read more