The benefits of Licorice or Mulethi
Commonly known as licorice, popular in Chinese and Ayurveda used to help alleviate health problems. It has phytochemicals, flavonoids and xenoestrogens. I use t a lot to treat my menopausal women and support them with symptoms during this phase –
- It helps regulate hormones and control hot flashes, nausea, mood swings
- Glycyrrhizin is a saponin found in roots of this plant, which gives it its sweet taste. This portion of the plant also supports anti-microbial activity, therefore protects against viruses. Great for coughs, colds – I get a mix from the Patanjali brand for my throat – works always!
- Supports cortisol levels, therefore your adrenal glands and protects the brain
2 tsp of licorice root
1 cup of water
honey to taste
- Boil the water.
- Add the licorice root
- Steep for 5-6 minutes
- Strain and drink warm