Mulethi is commonly known as licorice. It is an herbal supplement which treats a lot of medical conditions. It is very popular in Middle Eastern and Asian cooking. It can have a lot of health benefit if used topically or taken orally. It also has a good taste, therefore this makes it a delicacy and a flavouring agent in most places. Mulethi is also used as flavourings in sweets and candies in Middle Eastern and European countries. Apart from this they are also used as folk and herbal medications. It grows to a height of about 1 meter with leaves about seven to fifteen centimetres longs with 9 to 17 leaflets. The flowers are whitish blue and are very pale, the fruit is usually an oblong pod containing several seeds
Mulethi has an enticing scent, this comes from a variable and complex combination of compounds out of which anethole makes up 3% of the entire plant. Most of the sweetness comes from a substance called glycyrrhizin, it is generally 30 to 50 times more sweeter than sugar. Isoflavane glabridin is found in the roots of the liquorice.
COMBATS DIGESTIVE ISSUES
The root of Mulethi is very helpful in curing digestive problems like acid reflux, inflammation of the stomach, stomach ulcers, heartburn, acidity and constipation. It also acts as a mild laxative and regulates bowel movements. Mulethi has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which is why it helps reduce inflammation in the lining of the stomach. In most cases, peptic ulcers are also treated by consuming this herb on a regular basis.
COMBATS RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS
Mulethi herb can treat asthma, cough, cold, sore throat and other respiratory ailments. Its antioxidant properties help to reduce inflammation specifically in the bronchial tubes. Mulethi thins and loosens the mucus inside the airways, this eases coughing and congestion. Many times, microbes are responsible for the overproduction of mucus which results to coughs and cold, Mulethi can easily clear these microbes due to its anti bacterial properties.
TREATS CANKER SORES
Mulethi also aids in curing canker sores because of its mucosa healing and anti-inflammatory properties. According to studies, Mulethi has successfully healed herpes virus to a certain extent. Chewing Mulethi herb can easily fight the virus in our body and strengthen our immune system to a certain extent.
PROTECTS THE LIVER
Mulethi helps to treat certain disorders such as liver damage, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis and jaundice. Additionally, it also has anti-inflammatory properties which help to soothe the liver during hepatitis. Mixing Mulethi in a cup of warm tea twice a day for a couple of weeks can purify the liver and make it immune to diseases.