deglycyrrhizinated licorice


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deglycyrrhizinated licorice

Abbreviation: DGL
An herbal remedy for peptic ulcers made from licorice from which the glycosidic acid has been removed.
See also: licorice
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Calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, and deglycyrrhizinated licorice extract have been shown to confer symptomatic relief from heartburn and dyspepsia.
Researchers enrolled 100 patients with endoscopically confirmed gastric ulcers and gave them either a leading antacid medication or a deglycyrrhizinated licorice extract medication called Caved-(S).
A well-appreciated but important distinction to make is that a deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) preparation be employed for treatment of GI disorders; glycyrrhizinic acid has the effect of inhibiting the enzyme (11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase) responsible for converting cortisol to cortisone.
Human studies conducted since the 1970s bear this out, showing that deglycyrrhizinated licorice could reduce aspirin-induced gastritis, (66) and also promote healing of duodenal ulcers.