There are many studies concerning Licorice root extract consumption.
Please note it is formulated in our products for topical use.
Licorice extract may inhibit testosterone 5-alpha-reductase, and also androgen receptor binding and antimicrobial activities, which are closely related to sebum secretion. Licorice may help prevent hair loss but should be avoided by pregnant women.
Glycyrrhizin helps to combat several skin disorders that respond to topically applied hydrocortisone. Licorice extract also can help soothe irritation caused by some skin-care products and medications.
Licorice root has an impressive list of well documented uses and is probably one of the most over-looked of all herbal remedies. Licorice root contains many anti-depressant compounds and is an excellent alternative to St. John's Wort.
Hundreds of potentially healing substances have been identified in licorice as well, including compounds called flavonoids and various plant estrogens The herb's key therapeutic compound, glycyrrhizin (which is 50 times sweeter than sugar) exerts numerous beneficial effects on the body, making licorice a valuable herb for treating a host of ailments. It seems to prevent the breakdown of adrenal hormones such as cortisol making these hormones more available to the body.