an herbal product - treats Viral hepatitis, Bleeding stomach ulcers caused by aspirin, Functional dyspepsia, Adrenal insufficiency, Reducing body fat mass, Inflammation, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Familial Mediterranean fever, Apthous ulcers / canker sores, Peptic ulcer disease, High potassium levels resulting from abnormally low aldosterone levels, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Hyperprolactinemia, HIV, Aplastic anemia, Herpes simplex virus, Atopic dermatitis, Dental hygiene, and Upper respiratory tract infections
TraditionWARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Allergies, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, antitumor, asthma, bacterial infections, bad breath, blood disorders, breast cancer, bronchitis, burns, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis, colorectal cancer, constipation, coronavirus, cough, cysts, depression, detoxification, diabetes, diuretic, diverticulitis, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), Epstein- Barr virus, fever, fibromyalgia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gentamicin induced kidney damage, graft healing, heartburn, Helicobacter pylori infection, hepatoma, high cholesterol, hormone regulation, hot flashes, hyperpigmentation disorders, immune system stimulation, indigestion, infertility, inflammatory skin disorders, laryngitis, liver cancer, liver protection, lung cancer, melanoma, melasma, menopausal symptoms, metabolic abnormalities, methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), muscle cramps, non- ulcer dyspepsia, obesity, osteoarthritis, postherpetic neuralgia, postural hypotension, premenstrual syndrome, prostate cancer, pruritus (rash), rheumatoid arthritis, RSV, SARS, skin disorders, sore throat, systemic lupus erythematosus, urinary tract inflammation, weight loss.
Adults (18 years and older)
Commercial preparation : 3.5 grams a day of a commercial preparation of licorice has been studied for body fat mass reduction.
DGL extract tablets: Doses of 380- 1,140 milligrams three times daily taken by mouth 20 minutes before meals have been used.
Licorice fluid extract (10 percent to 20 percent glycyrrhizin): Doses of 2- 4 milliliters per day have been taken by mouth.
Licorice powdered root (4 percent to 9 percent glycyrrhizin): Doses of 1- 4 grams taken by mouth daily, divided into three or four doses, have been used.
Children (younger than 18 years)
There is not enough scientific evidence to recommend licorice for use in children, and licorice is not recommended due to potential side effects.