Benefits of Licorice

Licorice plant is a perennial legume that has an intense network of underground creepers. It grows all over the world. It is an excellent herb for strengthening the kidneys and nourishing the nervous system. It is also a good anti-inflammatory herb.

Benefits of Licorice: Acidity, voice issues, kidney diseases, abdominal pain, heart tonic, asthma, nourishes nervous system, bronchitis, colds, cough, heart diseases, laryngitis, muscle spasm, sore throat, ulcers, improves complexion, hair and vision, cleanses lungs and stomach.

Action: Demulcent, rejuvenative, emetic, expectorant, sedative, tonic.

Scientific name: Glycyrrhiza glabra.

Useful part: Root.

Dosage: 0.5–10g per day dried or 3–12ml per day.


Rasa (taste): Sweet, bitter

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet

Guna (quality): Heavy, moist

Dosa effect: VPK−, K+ in excess

Dhatu(tissue): All tissues

Srotas (channel): Digestive, respiratory, nervous, excretory, reproductive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Yashtimadhu, Madhuyashtyaahvaa, Madhuli, Madhuyashtikaa, Atirasaa, Madhurasaa, Madhuka, Yastikaahva, Yashtyaahva, Yashti, Yashtika, Yashtimadhuka, Klitaka.

English: Licorice, Liquorice.

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