Perennial herb, its roots and rhizomes are sturdy, with a diameter of 0.5-3cm, and its root bark is brown, yellow and sweet inside. Stem erect, many branched, tall 0.5-1.5m, base with woody, densely pale yellow scaly glandular point and white pubescent, when young, striate, sometimes short punctate hairy glands.
The root and rhizome of Glycyrrhiza Glycyrrhiza are decolorization of the skin with strong anti oxygen activity, desalination of the functional components of the color spot, and the main component, namely, Glabrene and Glabridin.
Glabridin (whitening gold) can penetrate into the skin and maintain high activity, whitening and high efficiency antioxidation. It effectively inhibits the activities of various enzymes in melanogenesis, especially inhibiting tyrosinase activity. At the same time, it also has the effect of preventing skin roughness, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.