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Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.
  • Family : Fabaceae
  • English : Liquorice
  • Hindi : Jethimadhu, Mulethi
  • Gujarati : Jethimadh
  • Sanskrit :Yastimadhu, Madhuka

  • Part used : Root

Botanical Description:  A tall perennial under shrub about 1 m in height, leaves are compound leaflets 4-7 pairs, flowers violet in underground in racemes, pods oblong to linear, flattened, seeds reniform. The liquorice of commerce is the dried underground stems and roots. Its outer surface is pale chocolate brown in colour, flexible and fibrous and internally has a light yellow colour. It has a characteristic pleasant sweet taste, flowering and fruiting from August to Febuary.

It is cultivated in Punjab and the sub Himalayan tracts.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Madhura
  • Guna : Guru, Snigdha
  • Virya : Sita
  • Vipaka : Madhura
  • Karma : Balya, Caksusya, Vrsya, Varnya, Vatapittajit, Raktaprasadana.

Modern Pharmacological Action: Modern Pharmacological Action: G. glabra has been cited in ethnopharmacological literature as cooling, demulcent, expectorant, diuretic, emollient, gentle laxative and local stimulant and antiInflammatory. Glycyrrhizin, a glycoside obtained from G. glabra was studied for its antiarthritic and anti-inflammatory effect. The antibacterial activities of the alcohol, ethyl acetate, acetone and chloroform extracts were studied. The extracts of Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn (liquorice) (root), was tested in vitro against 13 bacterial species and strains by the agar diffusion method. The root extract showed various antibacterial activities. The most common medical use liquorice is for treating upper respiratory ailments including coughs, hoarseness, sore throat and bronchitis.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Yashtimadhu Root Extract

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Yashtimadhu Powder
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Yashtimadhu Aqueous Extract
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Yashtimadhu Herb
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