Herb of the Month
Yastimadhu / Mulathi
Botanical Name : Glycyzrrhiza glabra
Fabaceae (bean family)
Parts Used: Roots.
Origin of Herbs:
The roots are unearthed in the autumn of the fourth season. It is
grown in India, Spain, Iran, Russia, China & Italy.
Tall, upright hairless perennial, 1.2-1.8m tall. Leaves pinnate
with 9-17 leaflets. Flowers pale blue, pea-like.
Glycyrrhiza is widely used in acidity and bronchial problems
such as catarrh, bronchitis, cold, flu and coughs. It reduces
irritation of the throat and yet has an expectorant action. It
is also used in relieving stress. Glycyrrhiza is also effective
in helping to reduce fevers. Its use in the treatment of chronic
inflammations such as arthritis and rheumatic diseases,
Anti-inflammatory, chronic skin conditions etc.
Most effective anti-ulcer herb, gives
miraculous results in acid peptic disorders. It is very effective
in treating pain due to stomach ulcers, as it soothes the
irritation caused by acids.
This herb is a demulcent (soothing, coating agent) that has long
been valued for its use in food and medicinal remedies, including
treatments for stomach ailments.
It is widely used in bronchial problems such as
catarrh, bronchitis and coughs in general. It nourishes the brain
increasing cranial and cerebrospinal fluid. It also improves
complexion, hair and vision. Yastimadhu also helps in cases of
abdominal pain, bronchitis, colds, coughs, laryngitis and general
debility. It acts as a heart tonic, laxative, mucus membrane toner
and soother. It reduces hyperacidity, inflammation, muscle spasms,
sore throat, ulcers and painful urination.
Ayurvedic Supplements that contains Mulethi :