Is Licorice Root Really Your Skin’s New Best Friend?

Licorice root If you thought licorice  root  is  just a sticky black candy, you and your skin are in for  some great news.  Licorice root  has been used for 4000 years in Egyptian  and Chinese  medicine to reduce inflammation and even out  skin color.  Grown in warm sunny climates, licorice root has different chemical compounds that have been shown to be effective for a wide range  of health problems, both inside and out.

Licorice root has a long and impressive list of benefits.  It has been used successfully to treat tooth decay, gum infections, stomach ulcers, sore throat and indigestion.  On the skin  a 1-2 %  licorice gel can relieve  seriously irritated skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and especially rosacea. Licorice can also inhibit production of melanin, making it a natural … Continue Reading…