LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT
Sceintific name: Glycyrrhiza glabra
Family Name: Fabaceae, legume
BEST FOR SENSITIVE AND MATURE SKIN
Licorice has a long and highly valued record of uses. For example, it remains one of the most important herbs in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Among the most consistent and important uses are as a demulcent (soothing, coating agent), which makes licorice perfect for sensitive skin. Licorice root is a very effective anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant, which inhibits the breakdown of cortisol produced in the body. It is also antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and a potent antioxidant. Its active constituents include: triterpene saponins (such as glycyrrhizin, glabridin, soya saponins), flavonoids, coumarins and terpenes. Licorice extract is thought to have a depigmenting effect as well as an inhibitory effect on melanin synthesis as a result of its ability to act as a tyrosinase inhibitor. Its uses include treatment for: chronic fatigue syndrome, cold sores, eczema, fibromyalgia, menopause and peptic ulcers.
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