Glycyrrhizic acid alters Kaposi sarcoma–associated herpesvirus latency, triggering p53-mediated apoptosis in transformed B lymphocytes.
Wow. One of the problems with many viral infections is that they incorporate themselves into our own DNA so we can’t find them. This makes it difficult to find these contaminated cells and eradicate them.
This study suggests that glycyrrhizic acid (from licorice) may be able to help the body recognize these contaminated cells.