Licorice can Raise Blood Pressure!!! Read Up On This Herb!!

Licorice is a sweet herb that's useful in herbal formulas to mask any unpleasant taste, and it's used for medicinal qualities.

You may have heard of someone that liked to eat these sticks and run their blood pressure up. There're two active ingredients that are called glycyrrhizin and flavonoids.  Glycyrrhizin is an inflammatory and antiviral substance, and this is what can raise ones blood pressure.

The other ingredient is flavonoids, an antioxidant that helps to protect liver cells. When this herb is used for digestive disorders, a form of licorice called deglycyrrhizinated or known as DGL is preferred because of the rise in blood pressure in many people caused by  Glycyrrhizin. 


The many different uses of Licorice.

It's used to treat allergies and asthma because it's an anti-inflammatory and antiallergenic agent. Studies have found that this herb increases the half life of cortisol, resulting in an increased anti-inflammatory action of this hormone.

Other helpful supplements for allergies and asthma are:

  • Nettle relieves sneezing and itchy eyes. 
  • Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that is a natural antihistamine and anti asthma agent. 
  • Vitamin C is a natural  antihistamine that's been found to prevent allergies and asthma. 
  • COq10 helps prevent production of histamine. 
  • Garlic is also helpful for runny nose. 

Licorice is used for canker sores.

Canker sores are small painful ulcers that develop alone or in clusters inside the mouth. This herb has antiviral and antibacterial properties and can ease the irritation.

Other helpful supplements for canker sores are:  

  • Vitamin B complex 
  • Dandelion helps heal and prevent canker sores. 
  • Vitamin C promotes tissue healing. 
  • Acidophilus reduces soreness and helps restore bacterial balance. 

This herb treats chronic fatigue syndrome.

We've heard or even know of people that suffer with CFS. This is a term that describes a group of symptoms that could range from:

  • Depression
  • Low-grade fever 
  • Swollen lymph nodes 
  • Persistent and recurrent fatigue 
  • Muscle weakness 
  • Headache 
  • Sore throat 
  • Loss of concentration 
  • Muscle and joint pain 

CFS can be difficult to diagnose because all these symptoms could be something related to another condition. It was first identified in the 1860s and has been called names such as Yuppie flu, chronic mononucleosis, and postinfection neuromyasthenia.

There's much to read about this syndrome and the supplements that help are: 

  • Licorice because it's antiviral and can help those with low blood pressure and adrenal insufficiency. 
  • Magnesium can relieve fatigue and muscle pain.
  • Ginseng strengthens the immune system which can be out of whack with CFS. 
  • COq10 boosts the immune system. 
  • Acidophilus restores good bacteria. 


Our next page continues with the many uses of Licorice. To be exact, around eight more uses of this herb are noted for it healing properties.

We'll find out the dosage, possible side effects, and possible interactions. This herb has many uses, more so than other herbs, and may relate to someones ailment.

Some herbs just treat one specific ailment but this one has multiple purposes. Don't miss the rest of our info about this herb on the next page. Our last page was about Aloe Vera and what it's used for.

Thanks for reading this one. Our home page from Licorice.


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