Chronic large doses of licorice can mimic aldosteronism by increasing sodium resorption and potassium excretion by the kidney. Avoid using with pre-existing hypertension. The symptoms of pseudoaldosteronism are hypertension, edema and hypokalemia. If an individual is taking chemotherapy or radiation treatments, please consult the physician about using this formula because normal chemotherapeutic amounts of white blood cells are usually low and this formula may increase the white blood cell count. This will confuse the oncologist if they are not informed.