Licorice : Food For Your Face
Licorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza Glabra. The liquorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume native to the Mediterranean, southern and central Russia, and Asia Minor to Iran. Many species are now grown throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
It is usually spelled liquorice in British usage, but licorice in the United States and Canada.
The word is derived from Greek, meaning “sweet root” and is known mostly for its use as a sweetener in candies and beverages. However, the plants root has also been used for centuries for its medicinal benefits. The early Egyptians loved the root and used it in tea as a cure-all concoction. Licorice was later imported to the Chinese and also became an important herb in their medicinal tradition.
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- Licorice is taken by mouth for various digestive system complaints. It has a well-documented reputation for healing ulcers.
- Licorice root contains many anti-depressant compounds.
- Licorice also appears to enhance immunity and lessens symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
- Licorice has an aspirin-like action and is helpful in relieving fevers. Licorice eases congestion, coughing and sore throats.
- Licorice is used as flavouring agent for candies, sweeteners, beverages and tobacco.
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- Licorice is not botanically related to anise, star anise or fennel which are similar in flavour.
- Many licorice products manufactured in the US actually don’t contain any licorice, instead they contain anise oil.
- Licorice plant native to Europe and Asia is in fact classified in those areas as a weed.
- Licorice is a powerful antioxidant containing phytoestrogens very helpful during menopause in women but can lower testosterone and cause sexual problems in men.
- Excessive consumption of licorice may result in adverse effects such as high blood pressure, low potassium levels, weakness, paralysis.
Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster Serum
Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum combines Licorice root with Gigawhite to optimise your skin’s complexion and clarity. Amp up the effects of the Vitaskin masque or moisturiser by adding one or two drops of this Serum.
Bright Skin Targeted Treatment
Eminence Bright Skin Targeted Dark Spot Treatment combines Licorice with Turmeric and Gigawhite as a potent spot treatment.
Bright Skin Masque
Eminence Bright Skin Masque is for normal to dry skin types. It will dramatically lighten age spots and pigmentation while revitalizing and toning the epidermis.
Face the Facts: Licorice
From the Ayurvedic point of view Licorice is not only one of the best medical herbs but also works wonders on the skin and hair. As far as external use is concerned the root extract can be used on a daily basis on skin to prevent pigmentation and increase hydration. Regular usage of licorice root extracts can also give you clearer, fairer, flawless and attractive skin.
Topical gels containing licorice are recommended for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis due to its antibacterial, antioxidant, anti- inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-carcinogenic, antiviral and anti-bacterial properties.
Licorice root extract has been used for centuries as a home remedy for lightening and brightening uneven skin tones.
Licorice root’s potency is magnified and works wonders when combined with other herbs. For example Eminence Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum combines Licorice root with Gigawhite to optimise skin’s complexion and clarity. Eminence Bright Skin Targeted Dark Spot Treatment combines Licorice with Turmeric and Gigawhite as a potent spot treatment.
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