Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Mulethi

The Latin name of Mulethi is Glycyrrhiza glabra. Mulethi is an herb that is used widely as a home remedy for various ailments and also in Ayrvedic medicine as a common ingredient. The herb is used since ancient times in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It is used as a home remedy to treat sore throat, chest congestion and mouth ulcers. The root of Mulethi is 50 times sweeter than sugar and is used as a flavoring agent.

The herb is found in Egypt, Middle East, Turkistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, China, Europe and north India. The herb has a very sweet taste, heavy, unctuous and has cold potency.

Medicinal Uses of Mulethi:

  • Mulethi has therapeutic effects on eyes and improves vision.

  • The herb is known to improve complexion, promotes hair growth and improves strength and immunity.

  • The herb has good aphrodisiac properties which can increase the sperm count.

  • Mulethi acts as an excellent medicine to cure throat disorders and improves voice quality.

  • Its anti-inflammatory properties can heal wounds, swelling and ulcers.

  • It is a natural antidote for toxins and food poisoning.

  • The herb is known to relieve thirst, tiredness and exhaustion by providing instant energy.

  • It has very good expectorant properties which can expel phlegm form lungs, cures respiratory disorders and degenerative diseases.

  • It is a very good cardiac toner which reduces LDL cholesterol and thereby avoiding the clogging plaque formation.

  • It boosts the immunity to fight infections.

  • It is known to relive pre-menstrual cramps, irritability, bloating, tiredness etc.

  • It reduces allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, conjunctivitis etc.

  • It is used in treating eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

  • The herb is used in treating menopause health variations.

  • It is a very good anti-depressant.

  • It is a blood purifier, a brain tonic and used in treating bleeding disorders.

  • It promotes fracture healing, relieves dysuria and chest congestion.

  • The herb is used in anti-ageing treatments and to reduce high blood pressure.