Is Licorice Effective for Eczema and Hepatitis?

Does Licorice Work for Eczema?

Some studies have shown that taking licorice in combination with several other herbs may help to treat eczema. However, other studies have not shown any effect, and it is not known if taking licorice alone has any effect on treating eczema.

Does Licorice Work for Hepatitis?

Early research suggests that the glycyrrhizin component in licorice may help to treat hepatitis B and hepatitis C when administered intravenously (by IV). However, these studies have been too small to draw any definite conclusions. It is not known if taking licorice alone will have the same effects. DGL licorice products, which have the glycyrrhizin removed, would probably not help treat hepatitis.

Final Thoughts on the Effectiveness of Licorice

Licorice shows promise for treating or preventing a variety of medical conditions. However, most studies have been preliminary, and more research is necessary before it is known if licorice really works for these conditions. It is important to note that licorice can cause some very serious side effects, and you should not take licorice supplements or extracts without your healthcare provider's approval.
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