Licorice Cream (100 g)
Licorice percolate, marigold macerated oil (in olive oil), jojoba oil and shea butter.
A heavier cream with moisturizing and good emollient properties. Slight brown color with a biscuity smell.
Uses Licorice has superb anti-inflammatory and emollient actions on the skin, and may be used as a healing cream and on any inflammatory skin problem such as eczema or psoriasis. Licorice’s emollient properties may also be useful in creams for vaginal dryness. It has appreciable anti-fungal properties, and glycyrrhizin is active against the herpes virus. Indeed, there is evidence that this constituent may permanently deactivate the herpes virus. Jojoba oil and shea butter have good emollient and moisturizing properties and the marigold macerated oil also aids healing. The gentle, soothing nature of this cream makes it ideal therefore for genital thrush and genital herpes (conduct a patch test before use). It may also be used on dry, irritated skin conditions such as eczema.