Origin: Derived from the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra or licorice
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Overview: Licorice extract is derived from the roots of the herbaceous perennial called licorice. Licorice extract contains the active ingredient glycyrrhizin which is responsible for its health benefits. The plant has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as a harmonizing ingredient in concoctions. In Ayurveda, it is used to treat various diseases. In modern times, licorice root is used as a sweetener in candies and beverages. It is also used as a skincare ingredient especially in skin lightening and regeneration formulations.
Common Dosage: 1 to 10 mg per day