Sunday, 5 February 2017

Ayurvedic Medicine - Liquorice

Ayurvedic Medicine - Liquorice




Ayurvedic Name: Mulethi

Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

English: Liquorice

Physical Properties: 

Liquorice is a tall herb which grows up to 8-10 feet tall with compound leaves, and light violet / Purple flowers. The dried roots of it and its underground stem is used for consumption and medicinal uses.

Habitat:

It is native to Southern Europe but had already spread world over during the ancient times.

Ayurvedic benefits:



1) In Baldness: Liquorice is extremely effective in treating patchy baldness. Ground small pieces of liquorice roots into a paste by adding small quantities of milk while grinding the roots. Then add a pinch of saffron to the paste and then apply this paste in the bald patches before going to bed and leave it overnight. You will see hair growth within a few weeks.

2) The dried roots of liquorice work as an excellent laxative and expectorant.

3) In Cough: A cup of decoction of its roots mixed with a tablespoon of honey should be consumed or gargled to relieve dry cough.

4) In Stomach Ulcers: It is very effective in treating pain caused due to stomach ulcers. Pieces of dried roots should be soaked overnight in water and the infusion thus formed should be taken with rice gruel for curing stomach ulcers.

5) In Stomach Ulcers: It is very effective in treating pain caused due to stomach ulcers. Pieces of dried roots should be soaked overnight in water and the infusion thus formed should be taken with rice gruel for curing stomach ulcers.

6) In Myopia: Liquorice is extremely effective in curing myopia.

7) Mix half a teaspoon of liquorice root powder with half a teaspoon of honey and a quarter teaspoon of Ghee (clarified butter). Consume this mixture twice a day with milk and on an empty stomach.

8) In Stomach Ulcers: It is very effective in treating pain caused due to stomach ulcers. Pieces of dried roots should be soaked overnight in water and the infusion thus formed should be taken with rice gruel for curing stomach ulcers.

9) In Sore Throat: A small piece of raw liquorice when chewed or sucked provides instant relief from a sore throat.

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