Licorice good for all sorts of UV-induced stress

Licorice extract applied topically has the potential to stimulate skin defences to provide better UV protection than existing sunscreens, according to new evidence.

German researchers have found the antioxidant-active Licochalcone A, which is the main component of the root extract of Chinese licorice can protect the skin from subsequent UV irradiation damage.

“[It is]  able to provide a protective shield from sun exposure, supporting and