Effects of licorice cirugia hernia discal lumbar root on tooth decay, gum disease, and health remedygrove

Licorice is a perennial herb in the legume family—the same family to which peas and beans belong. The root of the plant is edible and is both cirugia hernia discal lumbar sweet and flavorful. In addition to being eaten whole and chopped, it can be boiled in water to make an extract. This extract can be concentrated and added to foods and cirugia hernia discal lumbar drinks or used to make candy, sometimes in combination with other substances. The word "licorice" is used to refer to the plant, the extract, or the candy. In the UK, the word is spelled "liquorice".

Licorice has been a popular food additive since ancient times. It’s also had a long use in traditional medicine.


Today it’s claimed to have many health benefits. There is preliminary evidence supporting some of these claims, but for others the evidence is mixed. Research suggests that licorice may be beneficial for oral health, however. It appears to inhibit the activity of bacteria that cause cirugia hernia discal lumbar tooth decay and gum disease. Dentist-recommended procedures should be followed to maintain healthy teeth and cirugia hernia discal lumbar gums. The possible benefits of licorice when used in addition to cirugia hernia discal lumbar these procedures are interesting to explore, however.

Although the future role of licorice in oral hygiene looks cirugia hernia discal lumbar promising, there are potential dangers to ingesting the root or extract, especially for some people. Anyone who eats or drinks the products or who uses cirugia hernia discal lumbar them in the hope of improving dental hygiene needs to cirugia hernia discal lumbar be very aware of these dangers.

Two antibacterial chemicals in licorice root are licoricidin and licorisoflavan cirugia hernia discal lumbar A. In 2012, an international research team made some interesting discoveries that linked cirugia hernia discal lumbar these chemicals to oral health. The results were published by the american chemical society.

The researchers found that each chemical strongly inhibited two major cirugia hernia discal lumbar tooth decay bacteria— streptococcus mutans, which is the most important bacterium involved in human tooth cirugia hernia discal lumbar decay, and streptococcus sobrinus. The chemicals also had a major inhibitory effect on two cirugia hernia discal lumbar common gum disease bacteria— porphyromonas gingivalis and prevotella intermedia. In addition, the licoricidin moderately inhibited a third bacterium, fusobacterium nucleatum, which is often associated with periodontal disease.

The scientists used an extract made from licorice root and cirugia hernia discal lumbar tested it on bacteria that were placed in lab containers. Hopefully the chemicals obtained from the root will have the cirugia hernia discal lumbar same effect in our mouths as they did in the cirugia hernia discal lumbar lab. If they do, we’ll need to find out how much licorice needs to cirugia hernia discal lumbar be used and how long it will have to stay cirugia hernia discal lumbar in contact with oral bacteria to inhibit their growth.

In 2015, researchers at the university of edinburgh examined another antibacterial compound cirugia hernia discal lumbar in licorice. The researchers tested the effect of a chemical called trans-chalcone on oral bacteria. The news release from the university refers to the potential cirugia hernia discal lumbar benefit of natural products for oral health, but it also says that the trans-chalcone was "related" to chemicals in licorice root. This presumably means that a natural substance was slightly altered. Even before the experiment was performed, scientists knew that licorice root contains chemicals called chalcones and cirugia hernia discal lumbar that these have antibacterial properties.

The researchers found that trans-chalcone blocks an enzyme needed by streptococcus mutans when it cirugia hernia discal lumbar forms biofilms. A biofilm is a collection of bacteria embedded in a cirugia hernia discal lumbar protective polysaccharide layer. Biofilms in the mouth are known as plaque. Bacteria in biofilms are much harder to attack than those cirugia hernia discal lumbar outside biofilms.

The research is very interesting, but once again it was performed in lab equipment instead cirugia hernia discal lumbar of in the human mouth. Lab results are sometimes the same as the results in cirugia hernia discal lumbar humans, but not always. Two problems with the use of licorice products for oral cirugia hernia discal lumbar health are that materials in the mouth are diluted by cirugia hernia discal lumbar saliva and they are quickly swallowed. Researchers at the university of michigan may have a solution cirugia hernia discal lumbar to this problem. They used a licorice lollipop in their research project. Since the lollipop was repeatedly sucked, potentially beneficial compounds were continually added to the mouth.

Black and red licorice candy rarely contain real licorice extract. They’re generally flavored with anise oil and/or artificial flavors instead of licorice. They contain a lot of sugar too, which is bad for oral health. Both licorice and anise seeds get much of their flavor cirugia hernia discal lumbar from a chemical called anethole.

Real licorice candy and products are available, but caution is needed before a person starts eating or cirugia hernia discal lumbar drinking these. Licorice affects blood pressure by increasing the amount of a cirugia hernia discal lumbar hormone called aldosterone in the blood. Aldosterone stimulates water and sodium reabsorption in the kidneys and cirugia hernia discal lumbar also stimulates potassium excretion. An excessive amount of aldosterone raises blood pressure and may cirugia hernia discal lumbar lead to heart problems. It may also cause muscle weakness.

Licorice contains isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens, so it may affect the function of hormones in the cirugia hernia discal lumbar body. Some evidence suggests that it lowers the testosterone level in cirugia hernia discal lumbar men. Another potential problem with ingesting the substance is that it cirugia hernia discal lumbar may interfere with the action of certain medications.

The consensus of health experts seems to be that for cirugia hernia discal lumbar most people licorice is safe when used occasionally and in cirugia hernia discal lumbar moderate amounts to flavor foods or drinks or to eat cirugia hernia discal lumbar as a treat. The maximum amount that is safe depends on an individual’s state of health. As mentioned above, some people shouldn’t eat the substance at all.

Several researchers say that up to five or six grams cirugia hernia discal lumbar of licorice a day is probably safe for healthy adults. They also say that five grams a day may be cirugia hernia discal lumbar too much for people who have heart disease or kidney cirugia hernia discal lumbar problems, however. It seems advisable to use considerably less than this amount cirugia hernia discal lumbar when using licorice for oral health, even when a product is being used as a mouthwash.

Healthy people should follow the recommended limits above and should cirugia hernia discal lumbar also look at the WHO recommendations below, which are slightly different. People who have health problems such as heart or kidney cirugia hernia discal lumbar problems or high blood pressure should ask their doctor about cirugia hernia discal lumbar the advisability of eating, drinking, or using licorice products.

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