Liquorice: A Valued Medicine from Ancient Times

Liquorice: A Valued Medicine from Ancient Times   Asha, a classical singer, has a simple recipe to prevent her vocal chords from being overtaxed. Adidas Nmd Pk Runner “I practice for several hours every day. Yadier Molina Authentic Jersey In addition, I take classes for music lovers and I also have several professional commitments in a month.” Asha realises that this hectic schedule can take a heavy toll on her throat and lovely voice. But she’s got a time tested solution handed down to her by her grandmother, who lives in Kerala, a land renowned for its Ayurvedic heritage. This was a simple cup of tea infused with liquorice root to soothes her sore throat. “I have inherited my singing talent from my grandmother,” says Asha. “And with her recipe for liquorice tea, she passed on to me the secret of how to protect my voice.” Liquorice root has several medicinal uses. Its benefits have been known to Ayurveda for thousands of years. Ancient Greeks, Italians, Spaniards and Chinese also used the plant for medicinal and commercial purposes. The herb was also found at Tutankhamen’s burial site, perhaps indicating the value placed on it by Egyptians of the bygone era. Goedkoop Adidas NEO   The “Root” Power of Liquorice   Liquorice is heavy, slimy and classified as a cold herb in Ayurveda. Described as a rasayana with rejuvenating powers in Ayurvedic literature, practitioners use liquorice to correct imbalances that occur in the vata and pitta. Known as Yashtimadhu in Sanskrit, the herb is helpful in pacifying aggravated vatta or the air body humor, as well as cooling down increased pitta or body heat. The herb derives its power from its root, which is rich in glycyrrhizin – a substance that is 50 times sweeter than sugar. In addition, liquorice has powerful phytochemicals namely flavonoids, saponins, xenoestrogens and chalcones. Given the extraordinary sweetness of the root, Ayurveda uses liquorice as a camouflage to mask the unpleasant taste of other ingredients in its medicines. Glycyrrhizin has anti-microbial properties making liquorice very effective in the treatment of virus, bacteria and fungi. Glycyrrhizin is also an anti-inflammatory and traditional medicine systems use liquorice root to treat viral infections such as herpes. The anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce the swelling, redness and discomfort associated with herpes. Simultaneously, the flavonoids in liquorice inhibit the growth of the herpes virus, thus reducing the severity of the attack. Liquorice is used to treat other ailments associated with the inflammation of organs, joints or tissues. These include rheumatism, skin diseases, auto immune diseases and conjunctivitis. The anti-inflammatory property has led to liquorice being considered as a ‘natural steroid’. The herb is able to slow the conversion of cortisol to cortisone and thus increases and prolongs the action of the hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Stephen Piscotty Replica Jersey Liquorice consumption should be carefully monitored to prevent overdose. Vêtements Armani Pas Cher The herb is used to treat respiratory problems. Being an excellent emollient, liquorice keeps the throat and pharynx healthy. Coughs, colds, sore throats, bronchitis and laryngitis can be prevented by frequently chewing on a liquorice stick. Liquorice is also an anti-oxidant and is a key ingredient in treating liver ailments. It protects the liver from the action of free radicals and toxins and is prescribed in cases of jaundice or liver damage. Research studies have concluded that liquorice’s anti-oxidant property is useful in controlling cholesterol levels. Cheap Nike Air Max Trainers 2017 In addition, the anti-oxidant property increases blood capillary health, prevents blood vessel damage and does not allow accumulation of arterial plaque. The herb is also a panacea for digestive problems. Though research is still ongoing, there are enough studies and evidences to suggest that liquorice is an effective treatment for stomach ulcers. Media reports state that an animal study indicated that aspirin coated liquorice can reduce the number of ulcers in rats by as much as 50 percent. Human studies (again as per media reports) indicate that out of a sample of 100 people suffering from stomach ulcers and treated with liquorice root extract, 90 percent reported an improvement in their condition and the ulcer completely disappeared in 22 people. Liquorice is also a time-tested and reliable home remedy for constipation, acidity and gastro esophageal acid reflux.   External Application of Liquorice   Liquorice is also used externally for skin and hair conditions. It is found in various forms like churana, quath and taila. Garrett Richards Jersey Oil manufactured from its extracts is used topically to heal wounds. Liquorice oil can also be used as nasal drops to get relief from chronic cold, sinusitis and headaches. Liquorice as an ingredient in hair oil prevents dandruff, premature graying and also strengthens the hair roots. The herb’s roots crushed and mixed with milk, water or ghee can be applied to reduce skin infection and inflammation. Maglie San Antonio Spurs   Basic Precautions  

  • Liquorice is prescribed with caution in patients suffering from high blood pressure.
  • It can also lower potassium levels.

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