How to Use DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice)

Used by the Egyptians and Chinese for centuries, this form of processed licorice has proven health benefits.

You will need

  • Chewable 380 mg DGL tablets
  • DGL powder extract
  • Cream or gel licorice extract
  • Liquid DGL tincture
  • Internet access (optional)

Step 1 Identify DGL Identify the licorice product as DGL. DGL is processed licorice from which the natural glycyrrhizic acid has been removed. High doses of glycyrrhizic acid have been shown to cause high blood pressure, fluid retention, and low potassium levels.

Step 2 Take chwable DGL Take chewable DGL to treat peptic ulcers. Take one 380 milligram tablet three times a day, about 20 to 30 minutes before a meal.

Step 3 Use DGL mouthwash Use a DGL mouthwash to treat canker sores. Mix 200 milligrans of DGL powder with 200 milliliters of warm water; swish it in your mouth for two to three minutes, spit it out, and repeat three or four times per day.

Step 4 Treat ulcers with tincture Treat ulcers with a licorice root tincture. Take 1 teaspoon of DGL liquid root tincture three times a day; take the tincture by itself or combine it with a cup of warm water.

Step 5 Apply DGL cream Apply a thin layer of DGL cream or gel to areas of atopic dermatitis. Preliminary studies show the licorice helps to calm the dry, irritated skin.