Liquorice ( Asal Alsoos Saidah, Malethi )

also known as
Licorice
اصل السوس سایدہ
ملیٹھی
Scientific Name: Glycyrrhiza Glabra

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Liquorice/Asal Alsoos Saidah, Malethi (اصل السوس سایدہ, ملیٹھی) is also known as Glycyrrhiza Glabra, is a purple and white flowering perennial, native to the Mediterranean region and to central and Southwest Asia. It is cultivated widely for the sweet taproot that grows to a depth of four feet (1.2 m). Liquorice is also called sweet root as it is sweet in taste. The root is perennial, round, long and straight, tough and fibrous. It is grayish outside and yellowish within. And its most desirable virtues lie inside of the cortical.

Ingredient Name :

Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.

Arabic Name : Soos, Irq Soos, Asl al-soos

Bengali Name : Jashtimadhu, Jaishbomadhu

Chinese Name : Kan t’sao, Gan t’sao

English Name : Liquorice, Licorice, Sweet Root, Sweet Wood, Black Sugar

French Name : Bois doux

German Name : Süßholz, Gemeines Süßholz, Lakritze

Gujarati Name : Jethimadha, Jethimard, Jethimadh

Hindi Name : Mulethi, Mulathi, Meethi Lakdi, Jethimadh

Kannada Name : Yestamadu, Madhuka, Yeshtamadhu, Atimadhura

Kashmiri Name : Shangir

Latin name : Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.

Marathi Name : Jesthamadh

Persian Name : Bekhe Mehak

Punjabi Name : Jethimadh, Mulathi

Sanskrit Name : Yashti-madhu, Madhuka

Urdu Name : Mulethi, Aslussoos

Recommended Dosage:

3 to 7 g powder of root.

Contraindication:

Taken excessively, liquorice can lower potassium levels to a dangerous level. Liquorice should be avoided by those with high blood pressure. It is not recommended for persons with kidney disorders and during pregnancy.

Traditionally, liquorice was used as a medicine rather than as a spice. The main part of the plant used in medicine is the root. This root is a demulcent and gentle relaxant, soothing to mucous irritations, and valued chiefly for its sweet taste and in masking the sharpness / pungency / taste of other remedies.

Health benefits:

  1. Helps treat respiratory problems.
  2. Soothes digestive ailments.
  3. Relieves acidity and constipation.
  4. Treats Ulcer.
  5. Helps in weight loss.
  6. Alleviates menopause problems.
  7. Promotes oral health.
  8. Antiviral and Antibacterial properties.
  9. Anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects.

Side effects and Precautions:

Liquorice is beneficial for health in several ways. But one of the drawbacks of liquorice is that it may cause peripheral edema (fluid retention) due to the retention of sodium with a loss of potassium, which disappears when liquorice is stopped. This can cause high blood pressure.However for people with Addison’s disease this is exactly the type of effect needed. In Addison’s disease, the body collects sodium and promotes water loss leading to a serious imbalance of sodium, potassium, and other minerals and water. Consumption of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to increase potassium intake is recommended to help decrease the chance of side effects.

Liquorice is not recommended for pregnant women as it may cause miscarriage or early delivery. Due to insufficient research and evidence, the National Institute of Health recommends avoiding the use of liquorice during breastfeeding.

Useful in Following diseases:

  • Amenorrhoea
  • Anaemia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Catarrh
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Cystitis
  • Depression
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Dysuria
  • Fatigue
  • Fevers
  • Flatulence
  • Flu
  • Gastritis
  • General Debility
  • Gout
  • Heartburn
  • Hepatitis
  • High LDL Cholesterol Level
  • Hyperacidity
  • Hysteria
  • Indigestion
  • Infertility
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Laryngitis
  • Liver
  • Dysfunction
  • Menopausal Changes
  • Oedema
  • Persistent Infection due to Low Immunity
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlegmatic
  • Cough
  • Piles
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatism
  • Sore Throat
  • Stomachache
  • Stress
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcers
  • Under-developed Breasts
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Wheezing

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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