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rcmichels1
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 9:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hello all.  I've mentioned before, in the thread on Lupus (I have it, duh   on me), that I was on the BTD years ago and have recently restarted it.  Among the myriad of symptoms I have, pain and tiredness are major.  

I just recently added Licorice Root to my diet for it's anti-inflammatory agents as well as helping with chronic fatigue.  Just wanted to know if anyone else here is taking Licorie and if you might share a bit about why, how much, does it help, etc.????  Thank you.  


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Licorice peppermint tea on occasion and it is wonderful. Support my adrenals and digestion, anti inflammatory.


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I add some to my yerba mate tea daily


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I also use it. Licorice root (not the DGL kind, though) inhibits the conversion of cortisol into cortisone (it's less inactive form). It also mimics the effects of aldosterone, another hormone produced by the adrenals to regulate the potassium/sodium balance in the body. Both these actions reduces the workload on your adrenal glands.
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I've heard that licorice can lead to high blood pressure, so don't use it (or use the DGL kind0 if you're prone to high blood pressure.

That's about the extent of my licorice knowledge. Since I had (past tense!) high blood pressure, it's not a supplement I'm personally comfortable taking.


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I drink a licorice herbal tea that I buy in bulk from my local Herb shop, it's good for my hormone balance. Plus I love the taste of licorice!
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What is the acronym DGL mean, and what is the significance? I just bought licorice root tea, but have not used it enough to notice any effect on the body. the taste is great!


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Deglycyrrhizinated licorice, also known as de-glycyrrhizinated licorice, or commonly referred to by the acronym DGL, is an herbal supplement typically used in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers. It is made from licorice from which the glycyrrhizin has been removed.  Glycyrrhizin is known to cause negative side effects, such as hypertension and edema; removing the glycyrrhizin is meant to avoid these symptoms.



The DGL in licorice is suppose to be beneficial for inflammation so I take the licorice root WITH the dgl intact.  Can't say I've noticed much of a difference but, then again, I'm not really sure how long one needs to be on it before noticing a differance (if at all).


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