Licorice root extract - a substance known as the main filler classic candies can be claimed in the prevention of dental diseases.According to a new study published in the journal "Natural products", licorice root may help keep teeth healthy.The authors report that the components found in the dried root of the licorice can help in the prevention and treatment of tooth decay and gum disease.But do not rush to the candy shelf.According to the information accompanying the study, what is sold as liquorice candy, no more flavored licorice and anise oil only.
Chinese licorice root, which was found in the northern mainland China, has always been a major element of traditional Chinese herbal medicine."Licorice is used in many recipes of traditional Chinese medicine as a cure-conductor, to enhance the activity of other ingredients, reduce toxicity and improve the flavor" - the authors write.However, it has not been tested thoroughly in Western medicine.According to the National Center for Complementary and Altern
However, there is no reliable data to determine the effectiveness of licorice when some disorder.This research may help to change that conclusion.That would be good news, as tooth decay - the most common chronic disease.According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, approximately 92% of American adults and seniors attended some form of tooth decay, while suffering from it to 59% of adolescents and 42% of children aged 11 and under.
in licorice were found two predominant component likoridin likorisoflavan and A, are the most effective in inhibiting the growth of decay-causing bacteria.These and other components found in licorice root, as shown to prevent the growth of bacteria associated with periodontitis, inflammatory diseases, destructive bone and gum tissue surrounding teeth.Lead author of the study, Stefan Gafner, Ph.D., is a researcher manufacturer of toothpaste «Toms of Maine», an independent division «Colgate-Palmolive».Licorice root - an ingredient in a product manufactured by them.
While licorice root extract may be useful, its use is associated with risk.According to NCCAM, it is not yet known whether the safe intake of dietary supplements with licorice root for more than four - six weeks.Supplements containing glycyrrhizin may raise blood pressure, to lower the level of potassium ions and cause salt and water retention in the body when taken in large quantities.People with high blood pressure or heart disease should be careful in the use of licorice;pregnant women should avoid taking licorice root as a dietary supplement and should not eat more licorice with food.