Women suffering from menopause hot flashes are in for a sweet surprise: scientists from the University of Southern California have found that a natural extract from the licorice plant significantly reduces symptoms.
The researchers found that women taking the licorice supplement daily had 80 percent less hot flashes than a similar group taking a placebo. The scientists also noted that important markers of bone health in the licorice volunteers were significantly better than the placebo group. The researchers note that licorice works as it’s biologically similar to the hormone estrogen.
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