A man in the United States died consuming excessing Mulethi (Licorice)

A construction worker died in Massachusetts, United States because he consumed a large amount of candy which contains Mulethi.

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benefits and side effects of Mulethi (Licorice)
Excessive intake of anything, even it is beneficial, can harm your body. Image Source: Timesofindia.

People are always fond of using natural remedies for anything but what you are taking should not be too much otherwise it will make you sick even you can die!

Ayurveda has various health benefits some of like herbs and spices since ancient times.
But these herbs are becoming popular due to boosting immunity and strengthening body function. Taking too much of anything can be bad for anyone, so be aware before taking it.

A construction worker died in Massachusetts, United States because he consumed a large amount of candy which contains licorice.

By the way, we know that licorice is an English name for ‘Mulethi’ which usually causes a sore throat because it has antimicrobial properties and contains glycyrrhizic acid which gives the sweet taste to the Mulethi.

But excessive consumption of Mulethi is risky and bad for health, which can lead to death.
One person died in the US because he had no symptoms due to excess heart disease before he suffered from cardiac arrest and how glycyrrhizic acid was to blame.

The study says that the active ingredient in glycrizoic acid alcohol can cause hypertension, hypokalemia metabolic alkalosis, fatal arrhythmias, and renal failure that is observed in this particular patient.

Licorice caused by licorice leads to dangerously low levels of potassium which can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Low levels of potassium can cause heart rate spasms which also leads to arrhythmia. The person who died in America consumed half a bag of licorice.

Licorice IDs were found in many products to know how to take them correctly.

People are taking licorice in India regularly to increase immunity, so it is better to take the right amount. Ayurvedic doctors said that we should consume only one gram of licorice powder in a day, not more than half. So be aware of taking anything without consulting your doctor first.

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