Liquorice is a purple and white flowering perennial that is native to the
Mediterranean and Central and Southwest Asia. The sweet taproot, which grows to a
depth of four feet, is widely cultivated (1.2 m). Liquorice is also known as sweet
root because of its sweet flavor. It's known as yashtimadhu in Sanskrit, with
'yashti' meaning stem, stalk,and madhu' meaning sweet.' Mulethi is the Hindi word
for liquorice. The root is tough and fibrous, round, long and straight, and
perennial. It's grayish on the outside and yellowish on the inside. And the cortical
has the most desirable qualities.
The Ansar industry is known as a prominent supplier of
Licorice / Mulethi.
Liquorice/Yashtimadhu Health Benefits Liquorice was traditionally used as a medicine
rather than a spice. The root is the most important part of the plant for medicinal
purposes. This root is a demulcent and gentle relaxant that soothes mucous
irritations and is prized for its sweet flavor and ability to mask the sharpness,
pungency, and taste of other remedies. The root is recommended by Ayurveda for colds
and other bronchial irritations.
1) Helps To Treat Skin Problems -:
Aids in the treatment of skin issues Liquorice can help with eczema, skin rashes,
psoriasis, and itchy, dry
skin. Liquorice's demulcent and anti-inflammatory
properties have been shown in studies to reduce the symptoms of atopic dermatitis
(eczema). Applying a concentrated extract made from liquorice root to the affected
area twice or three times a day can help to alleviate skin problems. Liquorice root
extracts are widely used in sunscreens as a botanical agent.
2) Helps Treat Respiratory Problems -:
Liquorice is used to treat upper respiratory tract diseases. Liquorice is an
effective expectorant according to Ayurveda, as it helps to liquefy mucus and
facilitate its removal from the body. People with asthma or chest colds who have
tight coughs or difficulty breathing benefit from liquorice's expectorant effect.
Glycyrrhizin-containing liquorice can be used to treat respiratory infections. It
can also be combined with fresh ginger for colds and respiratory problems.
3) Relieves Digestive Issues -:
Assists in the Treatment of Digestive Disorders Digestion and intestinal problems
as dyspepsia (heartburn), stomach distress, bloating, and indigestion are all
with liquorice root extract.
Relieves Acidity And Constipation-:
Powdered liquorice is also used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat hyperacidity and
constipation, and clinical trials have shown that it is effective in reducing pain,
discomfort, and other symptoms caused by stomach acid. It is more effective than
alkalis at removing the irritating effects of acids. Furthermore, the aglycon
liquiritigenin has been identified as liquiritin, a flavonoid glycoside that forms
spontaneously when the root is dried. The spasmolytic properties of liquorice are
due to this. It's a gentle laxative that calms and tones the mucous membranes.
Because the flavonoids in deglycyrrhizinated liquorice (DGL) are unaffected by the
removal of glycyrrhizin, it can be used to treat digestive ulcers. Helicobacter
pylori, the bacteria that causes most stomach ulcers and inflammations, is known to
be killed by flavonoids.
4) Helps in Weight loss-:
Liquorice flavonoids aid in the reduction of excessive fat accumulation in the body.
People who took 900 mg of liquorice flavonoid oil daily for 8 weeks had lower body
fat, body weight, body mass index, and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
levels, according to a study published in the Obesity Research and Clinical Practice
journal. Another study discovered that applying glycyrrhetinic acid (a component of
liquorice) to the thigh reduced fat thickness. Long-term use of liquorice, however,
carries a number of health risks.
5) Alleviates Menopause Problems-:
Menopause Issues are Reduced Liquorice has estrogenic properties that are similar to
those of other phytoestrogens. It can boost estrogen production and counteract the
negative effects of too much estrogen, particularly from external sources. Liquorice
Pills May Aid in the Prevention of Hot Flushes Liquorice root's phytoestrogenic
action is beneficial for hormonal issues such as hot flashes, exhaustion, and mood
swings in women going through menopause.
6) Menstrual And Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Cramps-:
Liquorice's anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and estrogenic properties could help
with PMS symptoms such as mood swings, breast tenderness, menstrual cramps, nausea,
and bloating. According to studies, starting three days before one's expected
period, drinking liquorice root tea every day may help to alleviate PMS symptoms.
7) Promotes Oral Health-:
Liquorice's antibacterial and antimicrobial properties may help to prevent
cavity-causing bacteria from growing, reduce plaque, combat bad breath, and keep
teeth and gums strong and healthy. Liquorice root extract, according to a study
published in the journal Anaerobe, aids oral health and can be beneficial when used
in oral hygiene products such as toothpaste and mouthwash.
8) Antiviral And Antibacterial-:
Antiviral And Antibacterial Ingredients Liquorice has antibacterial and antiviral
properties as well. The action of glycyrrhizin in liquorice is similar to that of
adrenal cortex hormones, particularly desoxycorticosterone (DOCA). Glycyrrhizin is
converted to glycyrrhetinic acid in the liver. Interferon, a potent antiviral
compound produced naturally, is activated by both of these compounds. When
interferon is turned on, white blood cells and killer T cells in the immune system
kick in to help the body fight cold viruses and herpes simplex. Liquorice's
antibacterial properties are attributed to flavonoids rather than glycyrrhizin.
Liquorice also has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy properties. This is because it
affects the adrenal glands, which are in charge of producing cortisol, the body's
natural corticosteroid. Prostaglandin production, another component of the
inflammatory process, is inhibited by glycyrrhizin.
10) Other Health Benefits-:
Other types of inflammation that can be treated with liquorice include arthritis,
allergic disorders, asthma, chronic fatigue, depression due to hormonal imbalance,
emphysema, and hypoglycemia. Because it speeds up the healing of the stomach lining,
liquorice root, particularly deglycyrrhized liquorice, can be a useful adjunct to
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, was founded in
1969. By providing a wide range of dry extracts,
, and soft
extracts, we have modernized Ayurveda's 3000-year-old medicinal knowledge in India.
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