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Postgrad Med J. 2000 Jul;76(897):426-8.

Turkish pepper (extra hot).

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  • 1Department of Nephrology, Franz-Volhard-Clinic, Charité Campus Berlin-Buch, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany.

Abstract

A 38 year old female office worker was admitted with a newly discovered blood pressure of 250/110 mm Hg. Evaluation for secondary forms of hypertension was negative and treatment was begun. Sodium excretion was markedly reduced, plasma aldosterone was normal, and plasma renin activity was low. Therefore, presence of an aldosterone-like activity was suspected. Eventually, the patient confessed to abusing "Turkish Pepper", a brand of Scandinavian liquorice candies and "Fisherman's Friend", another brand of liquorice candies, concurrently. After eliminating liquorice from her diet, the hypertension disappeared thus allowing her antihypertensive treatment to be stopped.

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