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Properties of yashtimadhu - Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.

yashtimadhu :

yashtimadhu  : Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn. Rasa: Madhura
Guna: Guru Picchila
Veerya: Sheetha
Vipaka: Maduram
Karma: Pittahara Vatahara

Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is commonly known as mulethi and mostly available in Indian Kitchen.

Health benefits of Yastimadhu are described in Ayurveda many years ago.

This herb has a Soothing effect on the throat and pharynx is good so the use of Yastimadhu is good for hoarseness of voice.

This herb has the antacid, anti-ulcer genic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidants, anti-Alzheimer, anti-cancer, analgesic, immune modulator, anti-bacterial, anti-asthmatic, anti-arthritic and aphrodisiac properties.

Roots of this herb contain 3.6% glycyrrhizin which is a yellow amorphous powder-asparagine, a glycoside isoliquirtin 2.2%, glucose 3.8%, starch, gum, mucilage, amorphous, sulphuric acid and metallic acids, calcium and magnesium salts.

All these ingredients are packed with healing properties for the human body.

   Liquorice flavours are used as candies or sweeteners, particularly in some European and Middle Eastern countries.


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