Yashti, also known as Mulethi or Licorice, is an Ayurvedic medicinal herb used for supporting healthy lungs and respiratory function.
With its potent anti-inflammatory property, Yashti has been found to be effective in removing excess mucus from the lungs, while keeping the breathing channels moist and healthy at the same time.
Yashti may also be beneficial for improving digestive health due to its ability to balance Pitta in the gut while soothing inflammation of mucous membranes and the stomach lining.
Yashti orÂ LicoriceÂ (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Rhizomes and roots of Yashti are the most important medicinal partsÂ that have been reported to be used alone or with other herbs for the treatment of many digestive system disorders. Glycyrrhiza glabra roots contain several active compounds, including flavonoids, such as liquirtin, rhamnoliquirilin, liquiritigenin, and saponins, namely, glycyrrhizin.
Traditionally, G. glabra has been reported to treat many diseases, such as asthma, tonsillitis, sore throat, hyperdipsia, flatulence, epilepsy, fever, sexual debility, paralysis, coughs, stomach ulcers, heartburn, colic, swellings, rheumatism, skin diseases, acidity, leucorrhoea, bleeding, haemorrhagic diseases, and jaundice. Moreover, it was traditionally used as an insecticide, laxative, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, antibiotic, anti-arthritic, antiviral, memory stimulant due to its action as a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor, anti-cholinergic, antitussive, anti-caries, hypolipidemic, anti-mycotic, estrogenic, antioxidant, anticancer, and anti-diuretic agent (1, 2).
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- Damle M. Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice)-a potent medicinal herb. International journal of herbal medicine. 2014;2(2):132-6.
Dosage and Directions
Â½Â teaspoon mixed with honey,Â twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30Â°C) away from direct sunlight.