Licorice is the miracle herb with a long-standing reputation in traditional Chinese medicine. The fast effects makes it an excellent choice. It alleviates the heartburn and reflux symptoms, and it may also treat ulcers. The chemical alternatives for relief started losing to what nature provides for centuries – Licorice.
Also used as a sweetener in beverages and candies, the plant was seen as a weed in the beginnings. The plant appeared first in Europe and Asia. Egyptians found many uses for the herb, making licorice tea. DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) is the natural root extract of the licorice, and it has no adverse effects on the human body. The glycyrrhizin, responsible for some of the side effects, was removed. Read on to find out the benefits of the licorice root.
The natural supplement relieves inflammation and irritation and fastens the healing process. It is essential to chew it because it reaches the maximum effect once mixed with saliva, creating a protecting barrier while passing through the esophagus in the stomach. It also guards the natural mucus lining of the intestinal wall. Some studies have shown that DGL is more effective than over-the-counter medications.
Being a heartburn of reflux sufferer, you already know what makes your stomach upset. The triggers can be onion, garlic, coffee, spicy food, and the list can continue until morning. If you still want to eat the “forbidden” foods, take DGL before your meal.
Also, next to some necessary prevention measures, take one to three DGL tablets per day, or as directed by a health professional. Sometimes the most significant culprits have some foods, but they are not the only one carrying the guilt here: tight clothes, alcohol, smoking, and the extra kilograms
Even the DGL form of the licorice is generally safe, seek doctor’s advice for long-term treatment, and during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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