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Generic: licorice
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

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This information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer- reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration ( Tracee Rae Abrams, PharmD (University of Rhode Island); Ethan Basch, MD (Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center); Stephen Bent, MD (University of California, San Francisco); Tracy Ha, PharmD (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy); Dana A. Hackman, BS (Northeastern University); David Kroll, PhD (Duke University); Katie Nummy, BS (Northeastern University); Michael Smith, M.R.PharmS., ND (Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine); David Sollars, MAc (Merrimack College); Isabel Sylesky, PharmD (Northeastern University); Phillipe Szapary, MD (University of Pennsylvania); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Sarah Taylor, PharmD (University of Pittsburgh); Natasha Tiffany, MD, PhD (Harvard Medical School); Verda Tunaligil, MD, MPH (Harvard School of Public Health); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Minney Varghese, BS (Northeastern University); Mamta Vora, PharmD (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Peter Wolsko, MD (Harvard Medical School).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

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Armanini D, Castello R, Scaroni C, et al. Treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome with spironolactone plus licorice. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2007 Mar;131(1):61- 7.

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Kobayashi H, Mizuno N, Teramae H, et al. The effects of Hochu- ekki- to in patients with atopic dermatitis resistant to conventional treatment. Int J Tissue React 2004;26(3- 4):113- 117.

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Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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