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7 Herbs: a reflection of the Korean pharmacopoeia

The 7 herbs complex offers two major benefits for the skin: 
1. Soothing action: the complex helps to soothe and protect the skin. 
2. Antioxidant action. 

This complex improves the skin's ability to defend itself against oxidative stress.
It gently cleanses the skin and helps to fight free radicals, responsible for oxidative stress. 
Traditional Korean medicine, called Hanbang, focuses on improving general health through gentle but effective plant-based remedies. 

The theory behind it is based on three concepts:
- Vital energy, called Qi.
- Balance, based on eum-yang (the equivalent of the Chinese yin-yang).
- The cycle of depletion and restoration, heo-sil.

In the Korean pharmacopoeia, medicinal herbs can be found in the form of roots, stems, barks, seeds, leaves and flowers. These are the main source of inspiration for Erborian products. The 7 herbs complex has two key advantages: it is both effective and gentle on the skin. Erborian has built its reputation by using these amazing plants and harnessing their benefits. 

1. Tiger Grass / Centella Asiatica

In Korea, the properties of this plant have been known for almost 2,000 years.
Centella asiatica is traditionally used to treat wounds, skin problems and venous disorders. 

2. Wild Chamomile / Matricaria recutita

Chamomile is traditionally used as a skin softener, to treat cracked or chapped skin, and also for its calming properties.

3. Rosemary / Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary has traditionally been used for thousands of years by various ethnic groups for its purifying and antibacterial properties,
and to treat certain skin concerns and digestive problems.

4. Licorice / Glycyrrhiza Glabra

Licorice root has been greatly studied in traditional medicine.
It is said to have soothing and antimicrobial properties, and to support the digestive and respiratory systems.

5. Japanese Knotweed / Polygonum cuspidatum 

Widely used in Asia, this plant is traditionally used in Korea to maintain good oral hygiene.
It also has other traditional uses in Asia, where it may be used for burns, eczema or even coughs.

6. Baikal Skullcap / Scutellaria basicalensis

In traditional Korean medicine, the roots are used to treat inflammatory conditions and respiratory problems.

7. Green Tea / Camellia sinensis

In Korea, green tea is called "Nokcha."
It's traditionally used to prevent food poisoning and may also be applied topically to soften and protect the skin.

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