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Benefits of Mulethi And Its Side Effects

Mulethi is ideal for digestive issues, respiratory infections, canker sores, liver protection, weight reduction, maintains oral health, etc. Additionally it also improves immunity, memory and assists in hormonal regulation.

Benefits of Mulethi And Its Side Effects

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Mulethi
Nutritional Value of Mulethi
Health Benefits of Mulethi
Combats digestive issues
Combats respiratory infections
Treats Canker Sores
Protects the liver
Helps in weight reduction
Promotes oral health
Improves immunity
Memory improvement
Hormonal regulation
Uses of Mulethi
Side-Effects & Allergies of Mulethi
Cultivation of Mulethi

Mulethi

Mulethi is commonly known as licorice. It is an herbal supplement which treats a lot of medical conditions. It is very popular in Middle Eastern and Asian cooking. It can have a lot of health benefit if used topically or taken orally. It also has a good taste, therefore this makes it a delicacy and a flavouring agent in most places. Mulethi is also used as flavourings in sweets and candies in Middle Eastern and European countries. Apart from this they are also used as folk and herbal medications. It grows to a height of about 1 meter with leaves about seven to fifteen centimetres longs with 9 to 17 leaflets. The flowers are whitish blue and are very pale, the fruit is usually an oblong pod containing several seeds.

Nutritional Value of Mulethi

Mulethi has an enticing scent, this comes from a variable and complex combination of compounds out of which anethole makes up 3% of the entire plant. Most of the sweetness comes from a substance called glycyrrhizin, it is generally 30 to 50 times more sweeter than sugar. Isoflavane glabridin is found in the roots of the liquorice.

Health Benefits of Mulethi

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Mulethi
Health Benefits of Mulethi

Combats digestive issues

The root of Mulethi is very helpful in curing digestive problems like acid reflux, inflammation of the stomach, stomach ulcers, heartburn, acidity and constipation. It also acts as a mild laxative and regulates bowel movements. Mulethi has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which is why it helps reduce inflammation in the lining of the stomach. In most cases, peptic ulcers are also treated by consuming this herb on a regular basis.

Combats respiratory infections

Mulethi herb can treat asthma, cough, cold, sore throat and other respiratory ailments. Its antioxidant properties help to reduce inflammation specifically in the bronchial tubes. Mulethi thins and loosens the mucus inside the airways, this eases coughing and congestion. Many times, microbes are responsible for the overproduction of mucus which results to coughs and cold, Mulethi can easily clear these microbes due to its anti bacterial properties.

Treats Canker Sores

Mulethi also aids in curing canker sores because of its mucosa healing and anti-inflammatory properties. According to studies, Mulethi has successfully healed herpes virus to a certain extent. Chewing Mulethi herb can easily fight the virus in our body and strengthen our immune system to a certain extent.

Protects the liver

Mulethi helps to treat certain disorders such as liver damage, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis and jaundice. Additionally, it also has anti-inflammatory properties which help to soothe the liver during hepatitis. Mixing Mulethi in a cup of warm tea twice a day for a couple of weeks can purify the liver and make it immune to diseases.

Helps in weight reduction

Obesity is a serious condition and is very difficult to reverse. Mulethi contains flavonoids that help to reduce excessive fats accumulated in the body. According to studies, Mulethi oil helps to reduce visceral fat and body fat to a great extent in overweight people. People who consume Mulethi supplements can experience low density lipoprotein and a reduction in body mass index (BMI). However Mulethi or licorice candies should be avoided by an obese person because it contains copious amounts of sugar along with Mulethi.

Promotes oral health

The anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties of Mulethi can also reduce the growth of bacteria which causes cavities, combats bad breath, reduces plaque and keeps the gums and teeth healthy and strong. Dried Mulethi powder can be used to brush our teeth and mouthwash which contains Mulethi can also be used to take care of oral health.

Improves immunity

In most cases, Mulethi is used to improve immunity which is due to the increase in the production of macrophage and lymphocytes. These help to prevent microbial infections and improve the defence mechanism of the body. It also aids in reducing immune related allergy reactions and immunity complications to a certain extent.

Memory improvement

Consuming the roots of Mulethi can render a supportive effect to the adrenal gland thereby aiding brain stimulation. It not only improves learning but also decreases the effects of amnesia. However, Mulethi should be used under a doctor’s guidance for memory improvement.

Hormonal regulation

Mulethi roots contain phytoestrogenic compounds which are beneficial for women suffering from moods swings, exhaustion, hot flashes, menopause symptoms and hormonal imbalance problems. It also provides relief from menstrual cramps and regulates the flow during menstruation. This is due to the cortisol production of Mulethi which affects the brain.

Uses of Mulethi

Mulethi provides skin brightening effect, diminishes blemishes, heals acne, treats eczema and dermatitis, acts as a natural sunscreen and protects your immune system. It also has wonderful effects on the scalp and hair which involves preventing hair loss, treating dandruff, boosting hair growth and combating premature balding.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Mulethi

Mulethi can also have certain side effects to people who are allergic to peas or legumes. Hence it should not be consumed by them. Sometimes, excessive consumption of mulethi might also cause blurred vision or temporary loss of vision in rare cases. Potassium and sodium imbalance in the body can also be cause due to electrolyte imbalance after consuming Mulethi.

Cultivation of Mulethi

Mulethi or licorice grows perfectly in well drained soil which is situated in the deep valleys experiencing complete sunlight. It is usually harvested in Autumn, 2 to 3 years after harvesting. Mulethi is grown abundantly in Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, China, Iran, Afghanistan, Italy and India.

Popular Questions & Answers

Dear doctor, I am 52 years suffering from E.D. And P.E, Since 2-3 yrs. I loosing stiffness while inserting my penis. I have no sugar, bp and no alcohol, smoking habits. Some times having pain while urinating. Taken many medicines but temporarily worked. Pls. Advice for permanent solution, I am in Mumbai.

BHMS, MD - Acupuncture
Sexologist, Faridabad
Hello, Lybrate user. You are suffering E.D And P.E problems. Your age earlier 40 something PE problems creates age factor. You maintained 50 your old age .so. Good. If you want proper treatment you take some Ayurvedic medicines mixture. 1. Ashwagandha power 50 gm 2. Satawar 100gm 3. Safed musali 50 gm 4. Akarkara 25 gm 5. Salampanja 50 gm 6.Aamla 50 gm 7. Vidarikand 50 gm 8. Mulethi 50 gm 9. Talmakhana 50 gm 10. Mishri Dhage wali 500 gm sabhi ka mixchar bana kar 7 - 7 gm morning - night daily with milk.
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I have sore throat and pain in throat and lumps on both side of tongue. I am not able to sleep during night. Pain in throat and feel like thirst. But after intake of so much water it remains same. What to do? Please suggest me some medicine for it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Haridwar
Avoid oily and fast food Take sawasari kwath And mulethi kwath Daily before meal Take sawasari parvahi 3 spoon two time a day after meal And consult online.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcer on inner side of lips and times from 20 days initially it appears less but now it spreads more area and once it finish and start another place. I have taken treatment from AIIMS and test also done Hsv1 & Hsv2 and igg&igm antibody but not relif till now after 15 days. Doctor also gave me multi vitamin tab or b complex and dologel. What should I do. Suggest me please.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
You can follow those medicines and apply dologel in the area of ulcer. These are some home remedies, 1. Apply glycerine 2. Drink milk and ensure that you don't drink immediately maintain some milk over the ulcer area. 3. ALOCLARE MOUTHWASH 4.Gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. 5.Honey 6.Tulsi7.Poppy Seeds Poppy seeds khus-khus in Hindi 8.Liquorice Called mulethi in Hindi, adhimadhuram in Tamil, 9.Ghee 10.Drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. 11.Castor oil also has wonderful cooling property; apply a little oil to your scalp and the soles of the feet, allow the oil to soak in for a few hours and then wash with warm water.

Sir I am 34 year old ,suffering from mouth ulcer ,it's cure but it makes a scratch and now ulcer come back, please help out.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dear Lybrate user, a mouth ulcer usually take 7-10 days to heal completely. Please keep yourself hydrated, drink plenty of water, consume more fluids, have foods rich in vitamin C. You may also take any B-Complex tablets available over the counter. Avoid excessive oily, fried, spicy or hot foods and beverages. You can apply dologel or any other ulcer gel to the affected area 3 times daily. Don't eat, drink or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after applying the gel. Just leave it for 10 minutes, hold the saliva and afterwards keep spitting out the excess saliva.

I am suffering from cough and child around for a week and also feeling tired. Give me solution how to cure from this disease.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Hello lybrate-user! The best remedy for you will be to take a decoction prepared from 1/2 tsp Ginger, 1/4 tsp Mulethi, pinch of Kali Mitch and 10-12 Tulsi leaves. Boil them in a glass of water till it is half. After that strain it and add sugar. Drink as a tea twice a day.
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Popular Health Tips

Do You Know Why We Fall ill?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Do You Know Why We Fall ill?

Do u know why we fall ill ?

  • Nowadays whenever we go to doctor doctor tells us that u r having itis, like pharyngitis-inflammation of pharynx
  • Meningitis-inflammation of meningis 
  • Bronchitis- inflammation of lungs 
  • Arthritis- inflammation of joints 
  • And so on.
  • Have u ever thought of how does this itis or illness occurs in our body.
  • Inflammation is due to free radicals in our body .
  • Free radicals are by product of oxidation, which is very important part of our metabolism.
  • These free radicals make our cells weaker by taking electrons from them. 
  • Now how to treat or get rid of this condition 
  • For this our body needs ANTIOXIDANTS.
  • These antioxidants reduce free radicals in body and thus deacrease inflammation.

How to get ANTIOXIDANTS?
Antioxidants are available in variety of food like fresh fruits and vegetables 
And certain Ayurvedic herbs like

  • HALDI
  • AMLA
  • POMEGRANATES 
  • MULETHI

But due to lifestyle changes -

we can't get required ANTIOXIDANTS in our food .Hence , MAXORAC -a complete antioxidants formula to stay healthy and avoid illness.

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Healthy Brain - Five Foods For It!

BAMS, PGFP
Ayurveda, Jalgaon
Healthy Brain - Five Foods For It!

While many of us may associate healthy food with a healthy body, it is also true that healthy food can support a healthy brain. As we start to grow old, there is something known as oxidative damage which can lead to memory impairment and general brain decline. A healthy brain is one where the brain function is at an appropriate level and the aging process has been pushed back in terms of stellar memory and information processing. According to Ayurveda and other arms of medical science, there are a number of super foods that can help in this process. Here is a list of five foods that can lead to a healthier brain.

  1. Brahmi: This is one of the most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs. It can be used for many ailments and it also prescribed as a brain tonic for stronger memory. Besides making the memory clear and sharp, this ingredient can improve the brain’s grasping power and the mental capacity of the brain. It is also an excellent anti-anxiety agent, as per Ayurvedic science.
  2. Ginkgo Biloba: This herb promotes better blood circulation in the brain, which helps in improving the overall brain function. It is also a memory enhancer. This herb is used by Ayurvedic doctors for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Amnesia. It is a good medicine that can repair the damaged cells of the brain.
  3. Ashwagandha: This is also known as an Ayurvedic wonder herb. This herb contains many beneficial properties for the brain and the rest of the body. When it comes to the brain and its functioning, Ashwagandha is ideal for patients who are suffering from severe stress. Besides being a stress reliever, this herb can also be used to keep the brain in a calm state for better performance. It helps in improving the functioning of the brain and its complex nerves. This herb is also a good memory enhancer.
  4. Gotu Kola: Gotu Kola is a well-known Ayurvedic herb that can be used for protecting the nerves from damage. It protects the brain cells as well. Also, it enhances the capacity of the brain and leads to improved performance thanks to the many vital elements that it carries.
  5. Mulethi: This is a stress relieving herb used by Ayurvedic doctors. It improves the blood circulation in the nervous system, which gives rise to better brain function. This is a very good herb for children and students, as it is a memory booster which helps them in retaining and retrieving information. It is also a stress relieving medicine that can be used to keep the brain calm and cool even in the most challenging situation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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Acidity - 6 Ayurvedic Home Treatment For It!

Vedicgram Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
Acidity - 6 Ayurvedic Home Treatment For It!

Gastric acids are chemicals provided by your stomach to aid digestion. But the corrosive effects they induce are counteracted by the secretion of other chemicals. It is when the secretion of these chemicals is impaired that it leads to damaged stomach lining, causing acidity, also known as acid reflux.

Ayurveda promises some easy home treatments for acidity which are quite efficient in ensuring fast recovery for you. You can use any of these listed Ayurvedic treatments if you suffer from acidity.

  1. Amla powder (Indian Gooseberry) and honey: Soak one teaspoonful of amla powder in half a cup of water. Add honey and stir and drink empty stomach in the morning. Repeat similarly for the evening. 
  2. Cumin seeds: You can reduce cumin seeds to their powder form, then you have to add half a spoon of it to water; presumably, one liter. Then, keep the solution boiling then filter it. You will have to make sure that you drink this solution instead of normal water. Take this water based solution everyday till recovery. This is quite an effective remedy for acidity. 
  3. Mulethi (liquorice) and honey: You can reduce liquorice root to powder, then to half a spoon of this powder add little honey to form paste. Lick to consume this paste twice daily after meals. Liquorice neutralizes the acids quickly to give relief.
  4. White pumpkin juice: Take white pumpkin peel and slice it and make a pulpy juice out of it. Half a cup twice daily gives fast recovery from gastritis and acidity. Alternatively you may eat sweet made of pumpkin (peetha ki methai) after meals. 
  5. Buttermilk: You can take half a glass of buttermilk and add a pinch of each asafetida and turmeric to it. With it, also take care to add a tiny amount of fenugreek and drink it at night, to make the most of its benefits.
  6. Jaggery: You can try taking boiled ash gourd with jaggery. This relieves the burning sensation in the stomach to a considerable extent. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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Can Ashwagandha Help Improve Brain Health?

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Allahabad
Can Ashwagandha Help Improve Brain Health?

While many of us may associate healthy food with a healthy body, it is also true that healthy food can support a healthy brain. As we start to grow old, there is something known as oxidative damage which can lead to memory impairment and general brain decline. A healthy brain is one where the brain function is at an appropriate level and the aging process has been pushed back in terms of stellar memory and information processing. According to Ayurveda and other arms of medical science, there are a number of super foods that can help in this process. Here is a list of five foods that can lead to a healthier brain.

  1. Brahmi: This is one of the most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs. It can be used for many ailments and it also prescribed as a brain tonic for stronger memory. Besides making the memory clear and sharp, this ingredient can improve the brain’s grasping power and the mental capacity of the brain. It is also an excellent anti-anxiety agent, as per Ayurvedic science.
  2. Ginkgo Biloba: This herb promotes better blood circulation in the brain, which helps in improving the overall brain function. It is also a memory enhancer. This herb is used by Ayurvedic doctors for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and Amnesia. It is a good medicine that can repair the damaged cells of the brain.
  3. Ashwagandha: This is also known as an Ayurvedic wonder herb. This herb contains many beneficial properties for the brain and the rest of the body. When it comes to the brain and its functioning, Ashwagandha is ideal for patients who are suffering from severe stress. Besides being a stress reliever, this herb can also be used to keep the brain in a calm state for better performance. It helps in improving the functioning of the brain and its complex nerves. This herb is also a good memory enhancer.
  4. Gotu Kola: Gotu Kola is a well-known Ayurvedic herb that can be used for protecting the nerves from damage. It protects the brain cells as well. Also, it enhances the capacity of the brain and leads to improved performance thanks to the many vital elements that it carries.
  5. Mulethi: This is a stress relieving herb used by Ayurvedic doctors. It improves the blood circulation in the nervous system, which gives rise to better brain function. This is a very good herb for children and students, as it is a memory booster which helps them in retaining and retrieving information. It is also a stress relieving medicine that can be used to keep the brain calm and cool even in the most challenging situation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
4554 people found this helpful

Healthy Brain - 5 Herbs For It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Healthy Brain - 5 Herbs For It!

While many of us may associate healthy food with a healthy body, it is also true that healthy food can support a healthy brain. As we start to grow old, there is something known as oxidative damage which can lead to memory impairment and general brain decline. A healthy brain is one where the brain function is at an appropriate level and the aging process has been pushed back in terms of stellar memory and information processing. According to Ayurveda and other arms of medical science, there are a number of super foods that can help in this process. Here is a list of five foods that can lead to a healthier brain.

  1. Brahmi: This is one of the most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs. It can be used for many ailments and it also prescribed as a brain tonic for stronger memory. Besides making the memory clear and sharp, this ingredient can improve the brain’s grasping power and the mental capacity of the brain. It is also an excellent anti-anxiety agent, as per Ayurvedic science.
  2. Ginkgo Biloba: This herb promotes better blood circulation in the brain, which helps in improving the overall brain function. It is also a memory enhancer. This herb is used by Ayurvedic doctors for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and Amnesia. It is a good medicine that can repair the damaged cells of the brain.
  3. Ashwagandha: This is also known as an Ayurvedic wonder herb. This herb contains many beneficial properties for the brain and the rest of the body. When it comes to the brain and its functioning, Ashwagandha is ideal for patients who are suffering from severe stress. Besides being a stress reliever, this herb can also be used to keep the brain in a calm state for better performance. It helps in improving the functioning of the brain and its complex nerves. This herb is also a good memory enhancer.
  4. Gotu Kola: Gotu Kola is a well-known Ayurvedic herb that can be used for protecting the nerves from damage. It protects the brain cells as well. Also, it enhances the capacity of the brain and leads to improved performance thanks to the many vital elements that it carries.
  5. Mulethi: This is a stress relieving herb used by Ayurvedic doctors. It improves the blood circulation in the nervous system, which gives rise to better brain function. This is a very good herb for children and students, as it is a memory booster which helps them in retaining and retrieving information. It is also a stress relieving medicine that can be used to keep the brain calm and cool even in the most challenging situation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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Table of Content

Mulethi
Nutritional Value of Mulethi
Health Benefits of Mulethi
Combats digestive issues
Combats respiratory infections
Treats Canker Sores
Protects the liver
Helps in weight reduction
Promotes oral health
Improves immunity
Memory improvement
Hormonal regulation
Uses of Mulethi
Side-Effects & Allergies of Mulethi
Cultivation of Mulethi