LICORICE

Posted on August 14 2017

LICORICE

Licorice root is one of the oldest remedies in history, called “the king of natural medicines.” Geisha long ago recognized its benefits in brightening the skin and its ability to even out skin tone, making it an especially treasured ingredient in their beauty rituals.


SCIENCE

Licorice root is rich in glycyrrhizate, an effective tyrosinase inhibitor to help prevent hyperpigmentation. It also is often recommended as a treatment for stomach ulcers and hepatitis.

HISTORY

Ancient Egyptian healers began using licorice root four thousand years ago, and it has been continuously used in both Eastern and Western medicine ever since to treat a wide variety of ailments.

PROVENANCE

The nutrient-rich glycyrrhiza glabra grows in sun-drenched, deep valleys, harvested in autumn.

DID YOU KNOW?

The English word “licorice” comes from the Greek word glukurrhiza, meaning “sweet root.”

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