Improves Skin Health & Soothes Stomach Problems
The Sweet One
This root is naturally sweet and in Chinese, licorice is called gan can, which means “sweet herb." Glycyrrhizin is what gives licorice its sweet flavor, and glycyrrhizin is 50 times sweeter than sugar! That’s a whole lot of sweet!
Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and many more groups of people traditionally used licorice as a remedy for asthma, mouth ulcers, sore throats and skin conditions.
- Studies link glycyrrhizin to anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits. As a result, licorice root extract is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne and eczema.
- Licorice root extract is often used to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as acid reflux, upset stomach and heartburn.
- Licorice may help relieve peptic ulcers. Peptic ulcers are painful sores that develop in your stomach, lower esophagus or small intestine. They’re commonly caused by inflammation resulting from H. pylori bacteria.
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