I stumbled upon this today and thought it was worth mentioning. Liquorice check out the comments at the bottom of the page. The poster (Olias) had already posted in a sensible way so I was more inclined to take this fairly seriously. In fact S*D it I'll quote the message
olias said on 11 October 2011
My daughter who has EDS III, has/ is still going through all the effects of this condition. Recently she has told me that she has started to feel a LOT better. She could'nt really understand why because although she has been trying to follow the pain management team's advice, ie. exercise etc. to build the muscles up, she had been feeling too ill and tired to do it properly. NOW she is able to follow their advice, and walk better, exercise ( carefully ). She tried to work out what was happening, and then it "clicked". One day a few weeks back, she had a craving for Licorice. She worked out that it was about a week after taking a few pieces regularly, that she was able to start to function better than she has done for years. She looked up the benefits of Licorice on the "web", and could'nt believe the benefits of it. She has colour back in her face, more energy, and also has been able to cut down on the prescribed painkiller Tramodol. Please look the benefits up on the web, and give it a try. I really hope it will help you all in the same way. Unbelievable I know, but what have you to lose?
How amazing would it be that something so simple as liquorice could help us bendies. I had a read up on it's health properties and there seemed to be some evidence that some of it's properties could indeed be beneficial. I'm going to visit my local health store this weekend and give it a try. I Love liquorice too, so even if it doesn't work it won't hurt.
Good luck to anyone else who gives this a bash, and please let me know if you find it beneficial at all!