How To Use Liquorice- Its Benefits, Facts, And Uses

Archi DubeyAug 5 . 7 min read

LIQUORICE (Confectionery)

The synonym of liquorice is Jethimadh, Mulethi, and its scientific name is Glycyrrhiza glabra. It is usually in flavour and black colour with the extract of roots. It helps in effective digestion work. Furthermore, it eases the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, ulcer. Black liquorice reduces bacteria that cause ulcers and diseases. It is good for you when you suffer from various health issues, it helps to kill bacteria and infections, and also it is used in many other activities.

Effects of liquorice on healing cuts and wounds

Black liquorice has a strong anti-inflammatory effect with its main role of reducing nitric oxide, so it has significant wound healing properties. It shortens the healing time for wounds because it fights against the bacterial effects. Liquorice plant grows wild in the western and eastern world, it is traditionally used to treat asthma ulcer, malaria, physical pain, insomnia, infections, and many other diseases.

Your body needs a good remedy to heal, good foods which are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, copper, zinc in your diet help for an effective wound healing process. The body needs vitamin C to make collagen, so that, it may fight various diseases, infections, and wounds. Liquorice has a concentration that is effective in healing, it decreases swelling, decreases cough, and increase the chemicals in our body that heal ulcers.

Amazing Benefits-

  • It helps to fight cold symptoms and gives relief from sore throat problems
  • It helps with the chronic upper respiratory problem and also helps to treat allergic asthma
  • Aid diabetes- It helps to improve blood sugar level and kidney health
  • Reduces menopause symptoms- it helps to treat hot flashes.
  • Support weight loss- it helps to lower the body mass index and gives better health
  • Treats hepatitis C- it treats significant virus spread.

Liquorice is available in various forms including herbal teas, due to its sweet flavour, it is popular as sweet candies, and manufactures the flavour of medications like capsules of herb or dried herb, and also help to flavour oils in liquid extracts which tastes and smells good and same as liquorice. It has antiviral and antimicrobial properties. Likewise, it decreases stomach discomforts, and it also helps to kill bacteria in your mouth and gives good breathing. It is used in various forms for its various benefits for your better physical health. It is used for treating various ailments, but it may not safe for everyone.

Effective uses

  • It is used for the skin brightening process
  • Fade Blemishes
  • Heal different skin condition and gives healthy skin
  • Protect from skin damages and also from sun-burns
  • It improves hair health, which helps to treat dandruff and hair loss problems and helps to grow better hair with good speed
  • It supports better kidney, liver, and bladder health
  • Useful to increase energy and removes stress 90% of liquorice used to flavour tobacco
  • It supports PMS and menopausal
  • It is mainly used for cough, viral, infections, sore throat, eczema, constipation, clean bad breathing problems etc.

Its uses help to give better and effective results because of its antiviral, anti-inflammatory properties. Its uses are for demulcent, expectorant sweetening agent, flavouring agent, antispasmodic.

Liquorice fun facts

  • It grows in a hot, and dry place, and it's about four feet tall with purplish flower
  • It is the most popular and effective herb, it is officially a weed
  • Its botanical name is a sweet root
  • April 12th is the National liquorice day
  • In modern Chinese, it is used to treat cancer, prostate and breast cancer
  • Liquorice plants can survive more than 2 years in the wild area
  • Liquorice is also known by another spelling- liquorice, also known as black liquorice
  • It is combined with other ingredients like chocolates and candies
  • It is generally black and low in fat.

Side effects and dosage- Common side effects of liquorice-like:

  • Absence of menstrual period
  • Heart failure
  • Less sexual interest
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Fluid retention
  • Fluid in lungs
  • Low potassium level
  • Muscle wasting
  • Swelling, tiredness, and weakness.

Its uses in food or supplement form, don't overdose liquorice it has many side effects like lower potassium levels, high blood pressure, etc. It is available in chewable tablets, powder, liquids, herbs. So, consult with your doctor before having liquorice. But for skin- use liquorice with a mixture of aloe vera gel, for sore throat- use herbal liquorice tea. Use liquid extracts for stomach problems. For another health care use chewable tablets, but follow all the instructions given by the physician or professionals.

'The wheels hummed lullabies on the liquorice road'- Glenda Millard

Note- Liquorice is an extract from the Glycyrrhiza plant which contains glycyrrhizic acid. It consists of peeled and unpeeled roots. It is commonly used as a medicine and also for food production. Likewise, it is also known as the sweet root.

This video link helps you to know- the healing wound by liquorice.

PRECAUTION- It can cause heart disease, also it stores water in the body, and this can make worse heart failure. It increases the risk of irregular heartbeat. So, don't consume it if you are having heart-related issues. Stay on the safe side and avoid the use of liquorice.

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