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Licorice is the root of the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra. It is primarily used as a sweet flavouring, but it also has demonstrated medicinal uses. It also has a history of use in both traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine.

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Licorice is one of the ingredients in equilibrant, a supplement developed for patients with ME/CFS.

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  1. Lin, Jung-Chung; Cherng, Jaw-Ming; Hung, Man-Shan; Baltina, Lidia A.; Baltina, Lia; Kondratenko, Rimma (July 2008), "Inhibitory effects of some derivatives of glycyrrhizic acid against Epstein-Barr virus infection: structure-activity relationships", Antiviral Research, 79 (1): 6–11, doi:10.1016/j.antiviral.2008.01.160, ISSN 0166-3542, PMID 18423902 

adverse reaction - Any unintended or unwanted response to the treatment under investigation in a clinical trial.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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