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Licorice

Licorice

Scientific name of Licorice: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Name of Licorice in different languages:

English: Liquorice

Sanskrit: Yashti, Maduka, Athirasa

Hindi: Multhahi

Malayalam: Eratti Madhuram (ഇരട്ടിമധുരം)

Plant description of Licorice-

Licorice is a herbaceous perennial plant, growing up to 1.5 m tall, leaves are small and pinnate sized about 7 to 15 cm long and with 9 to 17 cm wide. The flowers are pale whitish blue, sized 0.8 to 1.2 cm long; stems are sweet and are grey in color. The fruit containing several seeds is pod sized 2 to 3 cm long .Root and stem are used as medicines.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 
longitudinal
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

ഇരട്ടിമധുരം- Licorice root


licorice-root-erattimadhuram

 

 

 

 

 

Useful plant parts:

Root

Medicinal uses:

To treat Cough, Vatha, Pitha, fever, Cancer, Asthma, painkiller, sound enhancer.

Chemical content:

Phytoaestrogens, glabridin, isoflavene.

How to prepare medicines:

Raw root can chew for throat problems due to cold (clear the throat)

Licorice is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Angamarda Prashamana Kashaya Elakanadi Kashayam Manjishtadi Thailam
Anu thailam Elaneer Kuzhambu Mrita Sanjivani Gulika
Arimedadi Thailam Gandha Thailam Muktadi Mahanjana
Asana Vilwadi Thailam Gojihwadi Kashaya Nasika choornam
Asanavilwadi Velichenna Gopanganadi Kashayam  Neelibhringadi Keram
Ashoka Ghrita Guduchyadi Tailam Panchavalkadi Tailam
Ashwagandha Tailam Herbollin Tablet Patoladi Gritham
Astabeeja varti Himasagara Tailam Pippalyadi Tailam
Bala Thailam Jatyadi Ghrita Prameha Mihira Taila 
Baladhatryadi Thailam  Jeevanthyadi Kashayam Prasarani Kuzhambu
Balaswagandhadi Thailam Jivantyadi Ghritham Pushyanuga Choornam
Bhringamalakadi Taila Kachooradi Vattu Rasnadi choornam
Bhringaraja Taila  Kachoradi Choornam  Rasnadi Thailam
Brihat Ashwagandha Ghritha Kayonniadi Velichenna Sarivadi Vati
Brihat Phala Ghrita Khadira Vattu Sarvamayanthaka Ghritam
Chandanbala Laxadi Oil Kubja Prasarini Tailam  Seethamsu Tailam
Dasanakanthi Choornam Kumkumadi Tailam Shatavaryadi Ghrita
Dhanwantharam kashayam Kunjunniyadi Tailam Sunetri Gulika
Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu Lakshadi Choornam Trikantaka Ghritam
Dhanwanthararishtam Madhusnuhyadi Choornam Triphala Ghrita 
Dhatryadi Ghrita  Maha Laxadi Tailm Vasachandanadi Taila
Dhoordhorpathradi Velichenna Mahanarayan thaialam Vimalavarti
Dooshivishahari Gulika Maharajaprasarini Thailam Vyaghri Taila 
Drakshadi Kashayam Mahatiktaka Ghrita  Yashtimadhu Oil
Eladi Vati Mahatiktam kashayam  
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