FDA warns consuming excess Black Licorice for Halloween


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns people eating excess black licorice in the Halloween parties and agonize ill health.

FDA issued update and experts say black licorice consists glycyrrhizin sweetening compound obtained from licorice root. Potassium level in the body decreased due to glycyrrhizin. People suffer with abnormal heart rhythms, as well as high blood pressure, edema, lethargy, and congestive heart failure.

Advising the candy eaters with 40 years of age. More older to limit their greedy of black licorice to a maximum of two ounces about three 1-inch pieces.

Licorice root sold as a dietary supplement without Glycyrrhizin compound known as Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice

Licorice, or liquorice, is a low-growing shrub mostly grown for commercial use in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says the plant’s root has a long history of use as a folk. Also the traditional remedy in both Eastern and Western medicine.

These substances used as a treatment for heartburn, stomach ulcers, bronchitis, sore throat, cough and some infections caused by viruses, such as hepatitis. However, NIH says there are insufficient data available to determine if licorice is effective in treating any medical condition.

Licorice also used as a flavoring in food. Many licorice or licorice flavor products manufactured in the United States do not contain any licorice. Instead, they contain anise oil, which has the same smell and taste.

Several studies also found that, regardless of age, people with a history of heart disease or high blood pressure are particularly susceptible to the effects of glycyrrhizin when ingested.