Licorice root Scientific Name
Licorice root Other Names
Hindi: Mulethi, Mulaithi, Mulhathi, Yashtimadhu, Jetimadh
German: Süßholz, Lakritze
Spanish: Orozuz, Regaliz
Sanskrit: Madhuuka, Yashtimadhu
What is Licorice root?
Common forms of Licorice root
Licorice root is commonly used for:
- Removing dental plaque
- Treating menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
- Curative Cold Sores
- Curing hepatitis
- Treating high cholesterol
- Lowering high potassium levels
- Aiding in weight-loss
- Treating stomach ulcers
- Managing and treating Arthritis
- Treating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
- Treating dark skin patches on the face (melasma)
- Managing diabetes
- Treating Indigestion (dyspepsia)
- Relieving muscle cramps
- Relieving pain in people with cancer
- Preventing weak and brittle bones (osteoporosis)
- Curing osteo-arthritis
- Treating scaly, itchy skin (psoriasis)
- Treating tuberculosis
- Vaginal Yeast Infections
Licorice root Dosage
Licorice root Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side-effects: Kidney failure, Paralysis.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Licorice root consumption during preganancy can lead to adverse neurological effects in children later in life.
Children: Not Known.
Advisable for short term use only. Severe and life threatening side effects can be seen if used for longer interval of time.