Botanical Name: Glycerrhiza glabra
Common Name: Liquorice, Jyeshthmadh, Mulethi
Part Used: Root
Use in Ayurved: Yashtimadhu is effective in the treatment of sore throat and cough. It is antitussive and expectorant loosening tracheal mucus secretion. It decreases irritation and produce expectorant effect. It facilitates the movement of mucus from the respiratory tract. Glycyrrhiza glabra can lower stomach acid levels, relieve heartburn and indigestion and acts as a mild laxative. It can also be used for irritation, inflammation and spasm in the digestive tract. It improves skin complexion, so described ‘Varnya’ in ayurveda.