Licorice?  You might have heard it somewhere and some of you might even know it is an ayurvedic herb as well. Being native to Southern Europe and some parts of Asia, Licorice is a root of Glycyrrhiza Glabra which has been used as a sweetening agent as well as in medicines. It is naturally a great source of powerful nutrients such as vitamins like B3, B2, B5, and E, magnesium, potassium, iron, anti-inflammatory properties, anti-diabetic substance, and anti-bacterial properties. With the help of all the rich nutrients, Yastimadhu is helpful in treating several illnesses including diabetes, bronchitis, sore throat, cough, and other infections. You do not have to be hesitating to use this root as it is naturally sweet in taste with brown in color. It is also aphrodisiac in nature. So, let’s check out the wonderful benefits of this ayurvedic herb.

AIDS IN OBESITY: The presence of flavonoids in the herb is helpful in lowering the abdominal adipose tissue and triglyceride levels in your body. This is thus helpful in reducing the obesity of a person and curbs the health issues due to obesity. All you have to do is to either chew the bark of Licorice or mix the powder of the herb in water and consume it as a medicine.

PREVENTS THE CHANCE OF INFECTION: As the wonderful herb consists of anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, it could reinforce immunity and protect your body from infections. This could be helpful in curing fever, cough, viral fever, sore throat, and other infectious illnesses. You could have it as a powder mixed in the water or chew the root which would have its effect on your health.

TREATS GASTRIC ULCERS: Did you know licorice help in treating stomach diseases? Yes, it could be helpful in curing stomach-related issues such as inflammation and irritation of the gut lining. So, you could intake this amazing herb at the time of stomach problems or ulcers in your intestines. This could in turn be decreasing the pain and even the size of ulcers if in case of canker sores.

ENHANCES THE HEALTH OF WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM: While there are several factors affecting women’s reproductive system, Yastimadhu comes to help in enhancing the reproductive health of women. When consumed regularly, Licorice is highly beneficial in treating Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Hirsutism in women. This could be good news for many women as so many out there are suffering from PCOS. So, have it once every day.

MANAGES IN DIABETES: Since Yastimadhu incorporates “Amofrutine” which is an anti-diabetic property, it could be helpful in lowering the blood sugar levels and helps in averting the production of insulin resistance in your body. You could either have it as a powder or roast it and consume it as a medicine that would manage diabetes and prevents the risk of kidney damages due to diabetes.

IMPROVES SKIN AND HAIR HEALTH: To improve your skin health, you could prepare a face mask by blending Licorice powder with Multani Mitti and rose water. Now, apply it to your face and let it settle for 10 minutes, and wash it with warm water. This could be helpful in healing skin irritation, diminishing dark spots, and improving the complexion of the skin. On the other hand, the presence of demulcent properties in Yastimadhu could be helpful in increasing the health of the scalp. It would lower the scalp irritation due to dandruff and scabs. To prepare a hair pack, you could mix amla with licorice tea and lemon. Now, slather it on your hair and allow it for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse it off with mild shampoo and water.