Licorice roots and rhizomes of licorice (Glycyrrhiza) species have long been used worldwide as a herbal medicine and natural sweetener. Licorice root is a traditional medicine used mainly for the treatment of peptic ulcer, hepatitis C, and pulmonary and skin diseases, although clinical and experimental studies suggest that it has several other useful pharmacological properties such as anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial, antioxidative, anticancer activities, immunomodulatory, hepatoprotective and cardioprotective effects. A large number of components have been isolated from licorice, including triterpene saponins, flavonoids, isoflavonoids and chalcones, with glycyrrhizic acid normally being considered to be the main biologically active component.- Quote from Review of Pharmacological Effects of Glycyrrhiza sp. and its Bioactive Compounds
This Root is native to Egypt and is also grown in Greece, Turkey and Asia.
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In one study, however, published in the "Journal of Health Science" in 2006, 103 overweight adults consumed licorice oil or a placebo for 12 weeks. People who consumed the licorice oil were more likely to maintain their body weight, while those who took the placebo tended to gain weight. A limited number of small studies have shown cholesterol-lowering, body fat-lowering and acid reflux-reducing benefits of licorice, says the University of Maryland Medical Center.
The standard dosage for licorice tea, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, is 1 to 5 grams of dried licorice root steeped in boiling water, consumed three times daily.
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If that’s not enough, licorice root has also been credited with helping relieve these following conditions:
- athlete's foot
- body odor
- canker sores
- gingivitis and tooth decay
- viral infections
- fungal infections
- Lyme disease
- yeast infections
- prostate enlargement
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