Latin Name Glycyrrhiza glabra (Linn.)
English Names Licorice, Liquorice
Sanskrit / Indian Names Yashti-Madhu, Yashti-Madhuka
The principal constituent of licorice is glycyrrhizin. Licorice is used for the treatment of asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, and chronic cough. It is a mild anti-inflammatory in arthritis and rheumatism and is used to treat gastric, duodenal, and esophageal ulceration or inflammation, heartburn, and mouth ulcers.
The root in traditional medicine is used as a drug for strengthening muscle and bone, for increasing physical strength, and for curing wounds in peptic ulcers. It is effective in acute cases of conjunctivitis, hyperprolactinemia. Glycyrrhizin, a glycoside, has been shown to inhibit ulcers in rats and cures experimental gastric ulcers caused by acetic acid administration.
What it does:
Facts derived from Ayurveda texts and modern research:
Yashtimadhu accelerates the healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers by relieving inflammation and producing protective mucus for the stomach lining. The active phytoconstituents of Yashtimadhu balance excessive gastric secretion and inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria linked to gastritis and stomach ulcers. Yashtimadhu provides relief from gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), an uneasy stomach a condition caused due to acidic contents rising from the stomach into the esophagus.
Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
1-2 tablets twice daily or as directed by your physician.
Balances excessive gastric secretion, acts as a demulcent, and produces thick, protective mucus for the stomach lining, accelerating the healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers.
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Lancet, 1979, 1(8111), 319.
Takagi, K. and Ishii, Y., Peptic ulcer inhibiting properties of a new fraction from licorice root. I. Experimental peptic ulcer and general pharmacology, Arzneimittel- Forsch., 1967, 17, 11544.
Waner and Wolff. Edrs., New Natural Products and Plant Drugs with Pharmacological, Biological and Therapeutic Activity, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, New York, 1977, 178.
Each tablet contains: Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root extract – 250 mg
Good to Know:
Free from sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives.
It is advisable to consult your physician before you start using the product in these situations:
Conditions which require special medical care
Specific contraindications that have not been identified
Please consult your physician if symptoms persist.