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Glycyrrhiza glabra - Yashtimadhu

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Yashtimadhu, Liquorice

Glycyrrhiza glabra is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a sweet flavour can be extracted. The liquorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume native to southern Europe and parts of Asia, such as India. It is not botanically related to anise, star anise, or fennel, which are sources of similar flavouring compounds.

Uses

Arthritis, Mouth ulcers, Cough, Asthma, Bronchitis, Blotches, Peptic ulcer, Allergic complaints, High blood pressure, Kidney disease, Herpes, Acidity

Parts Used

Root, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

glycosides, glycyrrhizin (about 7%) and glycyrrhizinic acid, triterpenoid glycosides (saponins), flavonoids[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Agrimony


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Madhura (Sweet)

Guna

Guru (Heavy), Snigda (unctous)

Veerya

Sheeta (Cold)

Vipaka

Madhura (Sweet)

Karma

Vata, Pitta

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Divided into 9–17 leaflets, held on a leaf stalk 10–20 cm long

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 1.0–1.5 cm long violet 5-20 The flowers are held in loose, conical spires, almost as long as the leaves

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
1–3 cm long and 4–5 mm wide Each pod contains 2–5 brown to blackish seeds With hooked hairs many {{{6}}}

Threats and conservation Widely distributed in Eurasia, Glycyrrhiza glabra is not considered to be threatened. Where it is cultivated as a crop, it is normally harvested in a sustainable manner, although there are some concerns that the commercial harvest of rhizomes can be destructive to naturally occurring populations and their habitats

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Requires a deep well cultivated fertile moisture-retentive soil for good root production[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Dry open places, sandy places near the sea.

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