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Licorice and the Liver

Licorice has traditionally been used to treat liver cancer and liver diseases—both on the rise due to obesity, poor diet, and other lifestyle factors. The review in Plants specifically pointed out that licorice could be beneficial for livers damaged by alcohol, drug overdose, chemotherapy drugs, environmental pollutants, and other chemicals that contribute to diseases such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, and fatty liver disease.
“The liver conducts several critical processes (metabolism, detoxification, and bile production). It protects against foreign chemical exposure by detoxifying and removing them. Because the liver is responsible for the metabolism and elimination of medicines from the body, a healthy liver is critical to general health,” the review stated, noting that licorice is also a TCM remedy for liver disease.

Borrowed from Epoch Times

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