Licorice Root


Glycyrrhiza glabra



Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Other names: Acide Glycyrrhizique, Acide Glycyrrhizinique, Alcacuz, Alcazuz, Bois Doux, Bois Sucré, Can Cao, Chinese Licorice, Deglycyrrhized Licorice, Gan Cao, Gan Zao, Glabra, Glycyrrhiza

Uses: Stomach ulcers, heartburn, colic, chronic gastritis, sore throat, bronchitis, cough, infections from bacteria or viruses, Addison’s disease, diabetes insipidus, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus, erythematosus (SLE), liver disorders, malaria, tuberculosis, high potassium levels, food poisoning, chronic fatigue syndrome, hypertonia, abscesses, rash, high cholesterol

Warnings/Concerns: UNSAFE when taken by mouth in large amounts for more than 4 weeks or in smaller amounts long-term. Consuming licorice daily for several weeks or longer can cause severe side effects including high blood pressure, low potassium levels, weakness, paralysis, and occasionally brain damage in otherwise healthy people. In people who eat a lot of salt or have heart disease, kidney disease, or high blood pressure, as little as 5 grams per day can cause these problems.

Always consult your physician before taking any medicinal products. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to see if the product is appropriate for you. If you experience any pain or adverse side-effects, stop and consult your healthcare provider immediately.

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