What are the health benefits of black licorice

Adventure diagnosis: licorice poisoning

Status: 09/25/2018 8:58 a.m. | archive
Licorice is delicious and healthy - in moderation.

Licorice is made from the extract of licorice root and has very healthy ingredients. Researchers have found indications that licorice has a beneficial effect on inflammation, can lower liver values ​​in chronic hepatitis and strengthen the immune system. Licorice root extracts have a calming and antispasmodic effect on the stomach by promoting blood flow to the gastric mucosa.

Excessive licorice consumption is unhealthy

However, liquorice should only be consumed in moderation - consumed in larger quantities can also cause serious health problems:

  • Licorice can too high blood pressure and Arrhythmia to lead. Blood pressure rises because licorice increases the body's excretion of potassium and the absorption of sodium and water.
  • In the pregnancy Licorice can have negative effects on the development of the embryo.
  • Licorice lowers testosterone levels and can thereby temporarily reduce the libido reduce.
  • The glycyrrhizin contained in licorice, if consumed in excess, can cause the Effect of drugs change because it affects enzymes in the liver. It also leads to an overproduction of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. This in turn disrupts the signal chain of the hormones and causes a potassium deficiency. High blood pressure and muscle paralysis are the result.

Consumption of up to 50 grams of adult licorice and up to 100 grams of children's licorice is considered safe.

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