Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Licorice tea

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015

    Default Licorice tea

    I ordered some licorice tea for drinking as it is supposed to help with high testosterone levels which is definitely a problem for me.

    I wanted to look up if it could have any negative impects on my rosacea. I only found out that it could help rosacea issues TOPICALLY

    But internally? I am a bit afraid as licorice is known for increasing cortisol levels in the body. And for my knowledge cortisol worsens rosacea.

    Any experiences or suggestions?

  2. #2
    Senior Member ladycappuccino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2018


    Licorice tea is very beneficial for your body in general as it has anti-inflammatory effect. I drink it from time to time and haven't observed anything worrying.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2016


    I've seen more information on spearmint tea reducing free testosterone in women with PCOS. There are also some instances where it helped some with their acne because it reduced sebum production.

  4. #4
    Member kimber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    Default Topical Licorice Root

    I know this is an older thread, but I've recently found research to support using licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) for acne rosacea, but the dosage should be low than many of the supplements I've seen. I've been sprinkling part of a capsule on my morning smoothie, and it definitely helps with this type of rosacea--not sure about non-acne types, but there's a warning about it increasing blood pressure; however, they suggest topical application will not impact BP. I've seen several reviews on an extract via amazon that people use topically, some for lightening dark spots, and others for redness. I haven't used the topical approach, but I'm curious if anyone has. As always, due diligence helps; I use the NCBI dot gov database.

Similar Threads

  1. Licorice Root Extract?
    By soccersweetie1101 in forum Topical and oral products (non-prescription)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15th August 2010, 09:45 PM
  2. Licorice serum???
    By Jade=^^= in forum Topical and oral products (non-prescription)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10th August 2010, 05:48 PM
  3. Azeloyl Glycine and Licorice
    By valby in forum Topical and oral products (non-prescription)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 1st December 2008, 11:46 PM
  4. godiva licorice products?
    By nikkizeta in forum Topical and oral products (non-prescription)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29th May 2007, 07:18 AM
  5. Topical Licorice
    By Artist in forum Topical and oral products (non-prescription)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31st July 2006, 12:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts