This is a fundamental herb of Ayurveda and Siddha medicine and a staple in every household in India for soothing all manner of complants from throats to coughs and more. We present the freshest organic powder, ground fresh to order, as we use this in many of our formulas. Vata-Pittahara (Pacifies the aggravated / morbid Vata and Pitta). Being heavy and unctuous and possessing Sweet taste and post-digestion effect, which are antagonistic to Vata, Yashtimadhu pacifies (controls) Similarly Yashtimadhu pacifies the aggravated Pitta due to its Sweet taste and post-digestion effect and also cold potency.
The benefits in the literature and folklore are listed as
Good for eye and eyesight / vision
Provides good strength and immunity
Enhances colour and complexion
Good aphrodisiac, increases the quantity and quality of semen
Good hair tonic
Excellent remedy for throat disorders, good for improving voice
Heals ulcers, wounds and swelling / inflammation associated with wounds
It neutralizes the bad effects of poisons and toxins. In Chinese medicine they used to administer it for treating food poisoning and its ill-effects
Relieves tiredness / exhaustion, provides energy
Useful in relieving wasting disorders, degenerative diseases
Good expectorant, expels phlegm from lungs, heals respiratory diseases
Good for heart health, prevents damage from LDL cholesterol (Bad fat),
Discourages clogging plaque formation which can damage heart
Enhances immunity by boosting levels of interferon which is the key chemical of the immune system that fights off viruses
Phyto-estrogens in Liquorice is said to have mild esterogenic effect and eases symptoms of Pre-menstrual syndrome like irritability, bloating,
breast tenderness etc
Has anti-allergic property and highly beneficial in allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, bronchial asthma
Externally it has been effectively used in eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis
It has powerful antioxidants, phyto-estrogens which are helpful during menopause
It has antidepressant compounds and helps in warding off depression
Good Brain Tonic
Blood-purifier, Increases quality and quantity of blood, useful in bleeding disorder
Relieves cough, chest congestion, sore-throat
Promotes longevity of life
Promotes fracture healing
Liquorice is used for the purpose of anti aging therapy since ancient times.
Chakshushya – Good for eyes,
Balakrut – Improves strength and immunity
Varnakrut – improves skin complexion
Shukrala – increases sperm count and semen quality
Keshya – good for hair. Improves hair quality. Hence it is used in many herbal hair oils.
Svarya – improves voice quality
Licorice for voice improvement:
Small licorice sticks of 2 – 3 cm length are chewed and the juice is swallowed slowly to relieve hoarseness of voice. Even singers use this for the purpose of improving singing voice.
Half a teaspoon of licorice is swallowed mixed with ghee or honey, for the same purpose.
Pittanilajit – Balances Vata and Pitta
Asrajit – detoxifies blood
Vranashothajit – useful in wound and inflammation
Vishahara – useful in poisoning
Chardihara – in small quantities, it relieves vomiting.
Trushnahara – relieves excessive thirst
Kshayahara – relieves emaciation and tiredness.
Licorice and high blood pressure:
A very high dose of 30 grams per day of licorice, for many weeks may cause increase in blood pressure. But usually, as per Ayurveda, its daily dose is note more than 3 grams per day.
Licorice for anti aging treatment:
As per Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana 1.3, regular intake of 2 grams of licorice powder, along with half a cup of warm milk is explained as an excellent brain tonic and rejuvnator – Medhya Rasayana.
Ayurvedic medicines with Glycyrrhiza glabra ingredient –
yashtimadhu Phanta – a water infusion of licorice is used in Vamana Panchakarma procedure.
Ghee prepared with licorice – yashtimadhu Ghrita is used extensively in treating peptic ulcers and gastritis.
Yashtimadhu oil – is used for nasya therapy (nasal instillation) and hair application to prevent baldness, greying and to reduce hair fall.
Because of its skin glow enhancing quality, it is an ingredient of the famous Kumkumadi Tailam
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