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Licorice component reduces pain in dysmenorrhea

March 7, 2012

Shi, et al (Phytotherapy research, Mar 5, 2012) researched the analgesic and uterine relaxant effects of isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a flavonoid isolated from the roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) in an animal model system.

Their results suggest that isoliquiritigenin, a flavonoid isolated from the roots of licorice, not only has a spasmolytic effect on uterine contraction, but also an effective activity in reducing pain.

This supports the age-old anecdotal evidence that licorice is a therapy for dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps).

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Liquorice (licorice) is a key ingredient in the functional drinks SLIM&FIT; YOUNG&FUN; UP&GO and CALM&RELAX

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