DGL is a form of licorice that people have processed for safer consumption. They remove a substantial amount of a substance called glycyrrhizin. This makes DGL safer for long-term use and has less interactions with medical conditions or medications than licorice extract.
Most licorice comes from Asia, Turkey, and Greece. You can find DGL in several forms, most frequently in tablets or capsules.
- DGL may increase mucus production. This can protect the stomach and esophagus from acid.
- Early evidence suggests that licorice extract may help treat hepatitis C.
- Licorice may treat ulcers.