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What Is Licorice Tea Good For?
作者:By Chad Stone, Ph.D    发布于:2014-01-03 00:26:04    文字:【】【】【
Licorice root teas have been traditionally
used to treat a number of different conditions, from upset stomach to the common cold. True licorice root teas contain a bioactive compound called glycyrrhizin that can have both good and bad effects on human health. If your doctor advises you to drink licorice tea, ask her if you should choose a type with or without glycyrrhizin. Licorice root products such as licorice tea should not be used for a prolonged period of time as they can have side effects and interact with prescription medications. Licorice teas should never be given to young children, infants or toddlers.

True Licorice Tea

Many products sold as licorice teas do not actually contain any licorice extracts but are rather merely licorice flavored. If you have been told by a health professional to use licorice tea to treat a health condition, first ensure that the tea is derived from licorice root, which contains the active constituents of licorice. The University of Michigan Health System provides a simple recipe for preparing true licorice tea from licorice root. Boil half an ounce of licorice root in 1 pint of water for 15 minutes. Do not use licorice root tea for a period of more than two weeks without the close supervision of a physician.

Licorice Tea For Stomach Problems

Licorice root tea is commonly used to soothe upset stomach and heartburn. Tea made from licorice liquid extracts may also be an effective treatment for stomach ulcers. One research study cited by the University of Maryland Medical Center found that licorice root extracts eliminated or partially relieved peptic ulcers in 90 percent of the study’s participants.