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45c Licorice

Licorice

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root extract exhibits antioxidative, chemoprotective, and detoxifying properties. Licorice root extract can be used as a potential toxicity-alleviating agent against endocrine-disrupting chemicals (Chu, 2014).

Licorice, however, can raise blood pressure levels in those with pre-existing hypertension. Therefore, those with high blood pressure should use a modified licorice product called deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL).