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Red Vines Licorice
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
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
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!!!
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
See below: As little as 50 grams daily for 2 weeks. ...Read more
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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
How much licorice root would you need to consume in order to significantly raise your blood pressure?
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
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
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
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
Yes: That will not affect your birth control pills. ...Read more
Licorice cream/oil: Could help to decrease hyper pigmentation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chemical peels: It depends on your skin type.Get a more detailed answer ›