The root of the glycyrrhiza glabra plant, a legume that sprouts purple and blue flowers. The root has a brown, bark-like exterior and yellow interior and is 50 times sweeter than sugar. It hydrates, soothes, and brightens skin, and helps reduce the appearance of age spots.
June 1, 2010
Many licorice candies and sweets are actually flavored with the similar-tasting herb anise.