Amazing Health Benefits Of Licorice
Licorice also known as ‘mulethi’ in Hindi is popularly used for its flavor and medicinal properties as well. It has anti-microbial properties that fights off many diseases and is anti-inflammatory in nature too.
Licorice root has many Health Benefits when consumed on Daily Basis
Licorice also contains phytochemicals like saponins, flavonoids and chalones that helps in preventing many health disorders in the body. It has many health benefits on our body that you should know to gain the benefits from this magical root.
1# Pain Relief
Licorice root contains phytochemicals that has analgesic effect on the pain and it reduces body pain. Make a decoction out of licorice root and cinnamon by simmering them in boiling water for 5 minutes. You can also soak 2 tsp of licorice powder in a cup of water overnight and then drink it up in the morning by warming it up a bit. This will give you relief from the body pain.
2# Fights Inflammation
Licorice has anti-inflammatory properties that helps in treating the inflammation in the digestive tract. It also helps in reducing the joint pain and inflammation of the joints by acting as body’s natural corticosteroids. Licorice also prevents the formation of various enzymes that causes inflammation in the body. It also helps in soothing the stomach lining and prevents acidity.
3# Boosts Brain Health
Licorice root helps in keeping stress at bay and improves memory power
A compound present in the licorice named as carbenoxolone keeps the stress at bay and also brings down fast aging of the brain. It also helps in preventing the Alzheimer’s disease and improves the memory power. It keeps the brain active and improves memory power as well. Licorice has positive effects on the brain cells and keeps your brain healthy.
4# Enhances Immunity
Licorice has antiviral and antimicrobial properties that helps in keeping your immunity on a higher side. It stimulates the immunity power and keeps various viral attacks at bay. It also helps in relieving cough and cold ailments and protects the delicate tissues inside the throat. If there is a blockage in lungs and bronchial tubes then licorice helps in clearing up the mucus and makes breathing easier.
5# Treats Depression
Licorice root has glycyrrhizic acid that helps in treating the symptoms of depression. It has preventive properties that keeps the growth of cancer cells in the body at bay and helps in keeping our body healthy. Many studies have proved that consuming licorice root on daily basis helps in treating the problem of depression and keeps the mind healthy and happy.
6# Diuretic In Nature
Being diuretic in nature licorice root helps in flushing out toxins and extra water from our body. This helps in solving the problem of water retention in the body that leads to swelling in the legs. It also detoxifies the body by flushing out all the toxins from the body and cleaning it up naturally. Its diuretic properties also helps in treating the liver and kidney problems and keeps their functioning safe and sound.
7# Healthy Heart
Licorice helps in keeping cholesterol in check and prevents heart diseases
Licorice root affects the bile secretion that controls the cholesterol level in the blood. It also takes care of inflammation in the cardiovascular system and prevents the damage done to the blood vessels by free radicals. It also helps in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
8# Weight Loss
Studies showed that taking licorice root or powder in some quantity everyday helps in reducing the body fat. Licorice contains fiber which suppresses the appetite and helps in maintaining the body weight. Taking licorice on daily basis by making its tea or in the form of powder helps in fighting off the obesity and keeps your fat and cholesterol at bay keeping you in perfect shape along with diet control and light exercises.
9# Relieves Adrenal Fatigue
Licorice prevents adrenal exhaustion and supports adrenal glands as well. Licorice helps in relieving the women from menstrual cramps and balances their hormones as well. There are flavonoids in the licorice that have an estrogenic effect on human cells.
10# Hair Health
Licorice hair mask helps in maintaining the hair health and grows them strong
Licorice has flavonoids, phytoestrogens and other essential oils that are good for your hair’s health. The licorice has the properties to soothe the scalp and prevents dandruff and other scalp infections. It also helps in boosting the growth of hair and combats premature balding. You can mix licorice tea with henna powder and amla powder to prepare a hair mask as this combats dandruff, hair fall, split ends, sun damaged hair.
Mrs. Divya Sharma is an avid writer with a vast experience of almost 15 years in writing career. She did her MA in English from IGNOU along with Diploma course in Journalism from YMCA, New Delhi. She has worked as a Content Manager with Times Of India, Noida for 10 years. Writing is her passion and she tries to give her best every time she writes on any given topic. Writing articles on home remedies is her area of interest and she has gained immense knowledge by writing and researching a lot in this field.