Harmful and raise blood pressure

Updated on June 7, 2019 in Medicinal Plants
6 on June 7, 2019

Eating lots of candy licorice can it be harmful and raise blood pressure?Was told candy licorice can be harmful to your health there is a ingredient in licorice that can cause side effects.

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Yes it seems so. Large doses of glycyrrhizinic acid and glycyrrhetinic acid in liquorice extract can lead to hypokalemia and serious increases in blood pressure, a syndrome known as Apparent Mineralocorticoid Excess.

on June 7, 2019

Oh i see can you tell how it can be effect on human body ?

on June 7, 2019

Licorice affects the body’s endocrine system. It can lower the amount of serum testosterone, but whether it affects the amount of free testosterone is unclear.

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2 on June 7, 2019

The licorice that you crave, though, may actually be anise flavoring found in “licorice” candy often sold in the United States. It might increase the blood pressure 

on June 7, 2019

isn’t its use for medical purpose ?

on June 7, 2019

Sometimes and its depends 

For medicinal purposes today, licorice can be processed to remove the glychyrrhizin the component responsible for the negative side effects. The result is called deglycyrrhizinated licorice or DGL.

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