Benefits of Licorice
One of Ayurveda's best-kept secrets, Licorice, also known as Mulethi or Yashtimadhu, has been used in our country as tradition. Our grandmothers have used Licorice roots for home remedies, spice, and as a natural way to make teeth stronger. Because it has a sweet taste, it has been used as a flavoring agent and a natural sweetener. Read on to know more about this wonder herb, its benefits, and how you can use it every day to make your life strengthen from its core.
TABLE OF CONTENT
- WHAT IS ORGANIC LICORICE?
- WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ORGANIC LICORICE?
- HOW TO USE ORGANIC LICORICE IN DAILY LIFE?
According to Wikipedia, Licorice (also spelled as Liquorice) is the common name of Glycyrrhiza glabra, a flowering plant of the bean family Fabaceae, from the root of which a sweet, aromatic flavoring can be extracted. The licorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume native to Western Asia, North Africa, and southern Europe. The multifaceted herb can be used every day in limited quantities to provide a variety of benefits. The usage of Licorice dates back to Egyptian civilization, where Pharaohs used it as in their royal drinks. There are also pieces of evidence that Licorice was used in traditional Chinese, Middle Eastern (Yunani), and Greek medicine practices. Today among many uses of Licorice, one can find Licorice candies, because of it's a sweet taste.
WHAT IS ORGANIC LICORICE?
While there are several methods of cultivation, Organic cultivation is the most natural way and in which external chemical traces are one of the least. In organic cultivation, the crop is grown through sustainable means using natural organic manure and in a specific season most conducive for the crop to produce. No external chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides are used. This method ensures that the crop is produced most naturally and all the best nutrients are retained. The certification is provided through a thorough inspection by bodies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), India. The regulation also goes into manufacturing where a certain temperature range is not exceeded and while packaging no extra preservatives is added. A Licorice grown and processed in such conditions will be deemed Organic. There are many benefits of using Organic Licorice because of its pure and pristine production and processing. Using such a product one would be able to experience the complete beneficial properties of the product.
ORGANIC LICORICE IS GROWN IN THE MOST NATURAL WAY AND HAS LESSER CHEMICAL COMPARED TO REGULAR LICORICE
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ORGANIC LICORICE?
Looking for simple and engaging ways to cater to your wellness needs? It may be a good time to switch to a beneficial approach to well-being with some Ayurveda care! The herbal toolkit offers a wonder root – Organic Licorice or Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) to support your health and vitality.
Of the many qualities of licorice, the one that stands out is its property to harmonize and complement the other herbs. It can boost the potency of herbs, thus making an excellent addition to herbal blends. Most people favour licorice for its distinct sweet taste. Its components like glycyrrhizic, aglycone, polyphenols, polysaccharides are responsible for its powerful anti-allergic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant functions. It can help target several vital necessities to nourish our bodies and treat various ailments.
Let us break down some of the benefits of licorice:
- #1 A Great Detoxifier
Licorice is understood to promote the detoxification process by flushing out toxins from the body. It is particularly beneficial in eradicating toxins related to excessive food or alcohol.
- #2 An Immune-booster
Keen to get some extra immune boost this season? Add licorice to your diet.
Licorice can enhance the production of interferon in the body that helps body fight viruses and bacteria better. Its glycyrrhizic content can help arrest the development of disease-causing harmful cells in the body. In short, you have better immunity.
- #3 Treats Cold and Flu
Is a sore throat giving you sleepless nights? Try licorice for relief.
Licorice can help in curing a sore throat, cold, and flu. It contains beneficial compounds that function as a coating/lubricating agent to soothe an irritated throat. It works as an expectorant to help reduce excess mucus formation in the respiratory tract to promote easy breathing. Just simmer licorice in water and drink it warm to get some respite from a sore throat.
Drinking licorice tea can also bring relief from symptoms of colds and respiratory infections.
- #4 Promotes Better Digestion
Licorice positively supports digestive functions. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help lower the stomach’s acid levels to prevent the formation of gastric ulcers. It is a mild laxative that can support proper bile flow and bowel movements. Its calming influence can help reduce inflammation in the gut. Antispasmodic in nature, licorice can bring relief for conditions like upset stomach, indigestion, constipation, and heartburn.
- #5 Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Licorice is understood to be a beneficial tonic for the adrenal glands. It can support the adrenal gland function responsible for the release of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. Its glycyrrhizic compound can assist in maintaining normal cortisol levels in the body and healthy stress response. It has also shown to help manage adrenal-related menopausal symptoms like chronic fatigue, depression, mood swings, migraines.
- #6 Promotes Healthy Skin and Teeth
Licorice is a natural remedy to help reduce bacteria to bring relief for conditions like gingivitis, tooth decay and canker sores. Licorice is also usually recommended for curing skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, rashes, itchy skin.
- #7 Anti-Diabetic
Licorice contains beneficial compounds with anti-diabetic properties. It can help manage the blood sugar levels in the body. There are evidences that people with Type 2 diabetes can benefit from the healing abilities of licorice.
HOW TO USE ORGANIC LICORICE IN DAILY LIFE?
Organic Licorice has many benefits and is safe to consume. Licorice, as we know can blend well with the other herbs, and hence the powdered form, make it more versatile. It can be readily be mixed in other mediums and add to the benefits. Though care should be taken that like other foods, Organic Licorice should be had in moderate quantities. We also advise that people with health conditions consult their health advisors before the start of consumption.
In addition to tea, Organic Licorice can be used in many ways...
- #1 ADD TO HOT WATER
If you have a sore throat, or cough, one of the best ways to feel instant relief is to have Licorice powder mixed with hot water. The herb will act as a soother and will form a layer on the throat and reduce mucus formation.
- #2 SKIN FRIENDLY GEL
Organic Licorice can be mixed with natural gels such as Aloe Vera to make a quick skin-friendly gel at home. Traditionally this preparation was used as an antidote to Eczema.
- #3 INTERESTING RECIPES SUCH AS ICE CREAMS
Licorice is a blending herb and hence can be used in a variety of preparations including Desserts. Organic Licorice can be used in ice cream to give a distinct flavor.
Licorice is an age-old Ayurvedic Rasayana to help alleviate ailments naturally. Organic Licorice is extracted using a sustainable method that doesn't harm the environment and has no added chemicals. It is therefore superior to regular Licorice. There are many good health benefits when you start consuming licorice. Take care to safeguard against overconsumption as it can have potential side effects. Enjoy the best health and healing benefits of licorice with Good Lyfe Licorice Superoot Powder. It may just become your favorite herbal ally. Grown and manufactured in Gujarat, using traditional and sustainable farming practices, this is one of the easiest ways to sample the unique taste and aroma.
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