Licorice has long been known to be a promising herb for hepatitis and cirrhosis and to protect the liver from damage from Tylenol. But, despite its effectiveness for the liver, it has received little attention as a liver herb.
   Recently, though, researchers gave sixty-six people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a very common condition that can lead to cirrhosis, either 2g of licorice extract or a placebo for two months in a double-blind study. . . .
   Liver enzymes went down significantly in the licorice group, but not in the placebo group. ALT dropped from 65.09IU/ml to 51.27 in the licorice group, but from 66.9 to only 62.77 in the placebo group. AST went from 58.18 to 49.45 in the licorice group, but only from 57.86 to 54.81 in the placebo group.

(Phytother Res 2012 [epub ahead of print].doi:10.1002/ptr.3728)

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