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Natural licorice compound helps the body protect skin from sun damage

4/1/2015 - A chemical extracted from licorice root may help protect the skin from the damage caused by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation - without blocking that radiation and interfering with vitamin D synthesis - according to a study conducted by researchers from Beiersdorf AG in Germany and published in the...

Eat more licorice and enjoy these hidden benefits

7/17/2014 - Licorice is a favorite snack food for many people. Due to its sweet flavor and chewy consistency, it is the snack of choice for people of all ages. This candy, however, is not the only form of licorice and the chemicals and added sugars rule cancel out any health benefits. Licorice has been used for...

The often overlooked but still incredible health benefits of licorice

5/16/2014 - Licorice has a very pleasing sugary taste mainly thanks to a compound called glycyrrhizic acid which is roughly 50 times sweeter than sugar. The licorice root does have many known health benefits and has been used for a very long time to treat a variety of medical conditions such as chronic exhaustion,...

The remarkable health benefits of licorice

11/13/2013 - Licorice has been used as a food and medicine for thousands of years. It is known to have a soothing effect on inflamed mucous membranes in the throat, lungs and gastrointestinal tract. It has also been shown to have a powerful stimulatory effect against invading viral infections. There are many reasons...

Stop coughing with these nine remedies - Control coughs from flu, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and COPD

2/1/2013 - Coughing always involves some type of irritation in the upper respiratory tract. It may be associated with a case of the flu, sinusitis, congestion, post nasal drip, or pneumonia. Additionally, coughing may be the result of chronic bronchitis, emphysema or COPD. Aside from over-the-counter cough suppressants...

Licorice root extract proven to decrease liver enzymes

6/17/2012 - Analysis of a small sample of blood is used for determining the amount of enzyme production of the liver, thus providing a marker for liver health in general. When the liver is distressed, damaged, or diseased, liver cells leak two specific enzymes into the blood stream. The enzymes counted for liver...

Licorice is adding a new skill to its resume: Diabetes Slayer

5/1/2012 - The diagnosis rate of diabetes continues to rise despite widespread medical knowledge, pharmaceutical treatment, and improved understanding of the impact that diet has on the course of disease. Following the current trends, 10% of the world's population can be expected to suffer from diabetes by 2030....

Licorice as treatment for Barrett's esophagus

2/4/2012 - Licorice, or Glycyrrhiza glabra, is a legume and member of the Fabaceae, or pea family. It has been used for over 3,000 years to treat a variety of ailments. Currently, medical studies support the use of licorice for the treatment of inflamed intestinal tissues, but its does much more than just that....

Licorice root proven effective against oral infections

1/12/2012 - A new study indicates that dried licorice root is effective against the bacteria which causes tooth decay and gum disease, both of which can lead to tooth loss. Reporting their findings in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Natural Products, researchers say that that two substances in dried...

Discover the health benefits of licorice

4/22/2011 - Licorice (glycyrrhiza glabra) is a perennial plant which produces pretty blue flowers. Grown mainly in Europe, it is now cultivated in many parts of the world and can be used in many treatments and home remedies. Besides tasting delicious, licorice is an excellent source of iron. The roots of the...

Use licorice root to treat adrenal fatigue

1/27/2011 - Licorice root is a natural herb used by many holistic health practitioners for various health and wellness needs, including the treatment of adrenal fatigue. In fact, many herbalists recommend licorice root to boost adrenal health. The adrenal glands are responsible for releasing hormones in response...

Food for thought: compound in licorice may protect brain cells from Alzheimer's and other diseases

11/29/2010 - Could natural compounds in plants hold the key to helping prevent or treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and even HIV-related dementia? University of South Carolina (USC) neuroscientist Dr. Rosemarie Booze thinks that's a distinct possibility because a substance...

Licorice Treats Peptic Ulcers and Helicobacter Pylori Infection

7/28/2009 - Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) is a natural treatment for ulcers and has been used with great success to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. Licorice treats the cause of the ulcers and promotes healing of the digestive tissues. Peptic ulcers are created by sores in the lining of the stomach or intestines,...

Licorice Prevents Sore Throats after Operations

6/23/2009 - Imagine a tube is stuck down your throat and left there for up to a couple of hours. It would be no surprise that you'd end up with a raw feeling throat. That's just what happens to countless people who undergo surgery under general anesthesia. The endotracheal tube, also referred to as a breathing...

Licorice Heals Ulcers, Inflammation, and Skin Conditions

10/9/2008 - Most of us have fond memories of those black and red licorice whips we ate as kids. Now we are finding out that licorice is a lot more than a treat for the sweet tooth. Licorice root has recently been shown effective against allergies, hepatitis, inflammation and swelling, hypertension, excessive potassium...

Licorice Root Extract: New Treatment for Canker Sores

7/22/2008 - What common oral condition appears as shallow ulcers of different sizes, affects one in five Americans, can be caused by food allergies and hormonal changes, and also can cause severe mouth pain? Commonly referred to as "canker sores," recurrent aphthous ulcers (RAU) now can be treated by an extract...

Herbal Tonic for Energy, Shingles, Herpes and More

11/2/2007 - The adrenal glands often become 'depleted' as a result of the constant demands placed upon them. They are the “fight or flight” glands that can become exhausted by too much stress. An individual with adrenal exhaustion will usually suffer from chronic fatigue, may complain of feeling anxiety-ridden,...

Compounds in Licorice Root May Help Fight Tooth Decay (press release)

8/30/2006 - Compounds isolated from licorice root may help prevent cavities, according to researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. In test tube studies, the scientists showed that an extract from a plant root that is used to make licorice candy and other products contains at least two compounds...

New Weight Control Nasal Spray Uses Hot Peppers, Licorice and Green Tea (press release)

7/27/2006 - A company famous for inventing the world’s first hot pepper nasal spray is about to introduce the world’s first weight control nasal spray also made with natural pepper extracts. Sinus Buster Weight Control Formula is a completely natural nasal spray utilizing an exclusive hot pepper extract in combination...

Licorice works better than chemotherapy at killing cancer cells

1/2/2004 11:25:18 AM - It's wonderful to see Western researchers study natural healing remedies that have been used for thousands of years. Licorice root is one of those. It has been long recognized by naturopaths, herbalists and practicioners of Chinese medicine as a powerful curative herb for use against not only...

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