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Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)


It is a plant that produced in the last decades a revolution in the pharmaceutical industry, with strong immunostimulant and hormonal effects, but not only them, arousing immense interest to scientists worldwide. Hundreds of studies have been dedicated and practical applications and therapeutic results obtained were as, so far is one of the most used herbs in the world.

Calming and anti-inflamatory

Active ingredient of natural origin, glycyrrhizin, has shown anti-inflammatory effect similar to corticosteroids, without adverse effects. Glycyrrhizin also has an antimicrobial effect which inhibits the growth of bacteria, especially Staphylococcus aureus.

Natural cortisone

It is a name somehow unfair for this plant, which in many cases do more for health than cortisone. The latter is a drug acting hormone that helps the body reduce inflammation, combat allergic reactions and help us Easier stress.
Of cortisone were obtained some derivatives, so called corticosteroids, which are used to treat allergies, auto-immune diseases, rheumatism etc..
Liquorice  contains substances that have the same structure as these corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic with a comparable thereof but with much less side effects.
While cortisone predispose to obesity, decreased immunity and disrupts hormonal balance, licorice extract is an immune stimulant, helps maintain hormonal balance and normal doses does not cause obesity or appetite disorders. Moreover, given concurrently with corticosteroids, increase their therapeutic action and reduce their adverse effects.
Liquorice  could be key to the combating the most lethal form of skin cancer, specialists say. U.S. scientists have identified a compound in licorice root that slows down skin cancer and could lead to a new drug against melanoma.
Liquorice  root contains a compound glycyrrhizin, which was thought could be used to create a drug to fight against aggressive forms of skin cancer.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota found in licorice root a new ingredient, Izoanguston A, with the same benefits in the treatment of skin cancer without dangerous side effects.

Liquorice  is a very important herb used to treat acne since the Middle Ages. Liquorice increases the secretion of mucus and help stimulate adrenal function of the body’s natural defenses that lead to the elimination bacteria and germs responsible for pimples.

All these benefits you can find  in Acneaid, the  product indicated for patients suffering from acne.

Acneaid gel 30 gr

Composition:30 g

Alexandrian laurel extract            2% w/w

Borax                                        0,5% w/w

Glycyrrhiza glabra                      0,5% w/w

Zinc oxyd                                  0.25% w/w