licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra, Alcacuz, Sweet Root, Gan Zao, and many others) (cont.)

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NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether licorice enters breast milk or safe for the newborn; however, it is best to avoid using licorice in mothers who are nursing.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of licorice are tiredness, increased blood pressure, low blood potassium levels, irregular menstrual cycle, headache, decreased libido, increased blood pressure, and increased fluids in the body.

REFERENCES:

MedlinePlus. Licorice.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Licorice Root.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/15/2014


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