This fact sheet provides basic information about licorice root—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.
Most licorice is grown in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. Licorice contains a compound called glycyrrhizin (or glycyrrhizic acid). Licorice has a long history of medicinal use in both Eastern and Western systems of medicine. Today, licorice is used as a folk or traditional remedy for stomach ulcers, bronchitis, and sore throat, as well as infections caused by viruses, such as hepatitis.
Peeled licorice root is available in dried and powdered forms. Licorice root is available as capsules, tablets, and liquid extracts. Licorice can be found with glycyrrhizin removed; the product is called DGL (for “deglycyrrhizinated licorice”).
PURPOSE: Whitening, Breath Freshening
SOURCE: Licorice Root Extract
1) Healing Troubled Skin
2) Fading Dark Spots
3) Preventing Skin Problems