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Is Licorice Effective?

Early research suggests that licorice may be effective at treating a number of different health conditions (see Does Licorice Work?).

Dosing Information

It is difficult to recommend a "dosage," as research is still in its early stages and a safe and effective dose has not yet been established (see Licorice Dosage for more information).

Are There Side Effects?

As innocuous as it seems, licorice can actually cause some serious side effects, such as:
(Click Licorice Side Effects to learn more, including other potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Licorice can potentially interact with several medications (see Licorice Drug Interactions).

Safety Issues With Licorice

Licorice use can be quite dangerous for some people. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking it if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Licorice Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
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