For many centuries, people have been using liquorice root as a medicinal plants. In the Roman Empire and ancient Greece, for example, people used it to treat the common cold and asthma.
In Nordic countries, pharmacies began selling it during the 16th century as a cure for stomach problems. Liquorice root was still available in pharmacies there up until the 1970s.
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If you're a breast cancer patient or survivor, you may be unaware that you face increased bone loss. Even when your doctor has given you the all clear.
This is because cancer treatments such as aromatase inhibitors block the production of oestrogen - a hormone needed for bone formation but one that also promotes the growth of breast cancer. And since chemotherapy can induce early menopause, it ... ››› more
Inflammation is your body's attempt to heal itself. It happens when your body removes harmful stimuli, including damaged cells and irritants so the healing process can start. While this process is meant to heal, chronic inflammation which can last for several months and even years can pose a danger to your health. It causes heart attacks, stroke and even cancer. If you suffer from chronic inflamma... ››› more
Liquorice is one of mankind's very first modern medicines. And even today, it's used to treat ulcers and a host of other intestinal problems and discomforts due to its ability to stimulate and normalise gastric activity. However, by altering the way human steroid hormones are metabolised, studies now suggest liquorice may be beneficial in treating various hormone-related illnesses too. Read on to ... ››› more
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