Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ayurvedic Natural Herb Yashtimadhu

Licorice benefits are known to Indians since thousands of years. Its Sanskrit name is Yashtimadhu.  It is one of the most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs. The health benefits of Liquorice include its use in hyperacidity, ulcer, general debility, joint pains and some other diseases. It is beneficial in these diseases due to its medicinal properties. It is a good anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent. It also acts as antacid and aphrodisiac.

 In Ayurveda, Liquorice (Yashtimadhu) roots are best for medicinal uses. Although the usage of Yashtimadhu became popular due to its taste, the health benefits of this beautiful plant have been recognized by Ayurveda along the way. It is quite simply, the golden star of Ayurvedic medicine or ‘God’s gift’ as referred to in the Vedic texts. Yashtimadhu has good health restoring benefits and aids many bodily functions. Its properties are such that it finds a myriad of uses in both the preventive and curative health domains.

Liquorice (Yastimadhu) is one of the most popular medicinal herbs in India and also in abroad. The root of Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) contains a substance called glycyrrhizin which is 50 times sweeter than sugar. Sugar, as we know it today, is a relatively new development 400 years ago, the only sweet tastes came from fruit and honey. The extreme sweetness of liquorice (Yastimadhu) made it a real oddity and people loved it. Due to its peculiar sweetness, liquorice was used in many medicines to mask the unpleasant taste of the other ingredients. This is a still common practice in India today and many parts of the world..

Benefits :
  • Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) means sweet root.
  • It is used to treat a wide array of conditions.
  • It helps supports immunity, maintaining cholesterol levels and nourishes the nervous system.
  • May help nourish eyes, hair, voice box and the nervous system.
  • It may support good memory and analytical abilities of a person.
  • It is said to have anti-inflammatory and hypoglycemic properties.
  Good for eye and eyesight / vision
  Provides good strength and immunity
  Enhances colour and complexion
  Good aphrodisiac, increases the quantity and quality of semen
  Good hair tonic
  Excellent remedy for throat disorders, good for improving voice
  Heals ulcers, wounds and swelling / inflammation associated with wounds
Enhances immunity by boosting levels of interferon which is the key chemical of the immune system that fights off viruses.

Dosage & Direction
Take 3 grams powder, 1 to 2 times a day or as advised by the physician. CautionPregnant or lactating women are advised to consume Herbal Products under advise of the physician. Store in a cool dry place. Away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

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