Licorice

Case
A 15-year-old boy with recurrent bronchitis tells you he saw an article in the newspaper describing the benefits of licorice in treating ulcers and bronchitis. He asks your advice regarding the use of this herb.
Question
Which of the following is TRUE about licorice?
Licorice has been used historically to treat cough, bronchitis and constipation.
Licorice stimulates 11 beta-hydroxylase, enhancing cortisol
breakdown.

 


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