Unknown Health Benefits of Mulethi

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Feb 14, 2014

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Mulethi is a traditional herbal medicine that has been popularly used as a remedy to treat a variety of health problems. Here are some of the health benefits of Mulethi.
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    Mulethi is a traditional herbal medicine that has been popularly used as a remedy to treat a variety of health problems. Here are some of the health benefits of Mulethi.

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    Skin Problems

    Topical application of mulethi extract or ointment can help treat eczema and psoriasis. Mulethi extracts contains glycyrrhizin and flavnoids that produce anti inflammatory actions in the skin. It also contains liquiritin that helps in reducing the pigmentation.

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    Mulethi has been used for years to relieve coughs. This sweet herb when taken in the form of tea provides relief from tickling and itching in the throats that often tend to trigger the cough. It acts as a demulcent and coats the throat with a thin lining of mucus thereby protecting the delicate tissues.

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    Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Extracts of mulethi are also very effective in treating the peptic ulcers. It may also relieve symptoms of indigestion and may help in treating gastro-esophageal reflux disorder, or GERD. Sometimes it is used together with peppermint and chamomile to help ease gastrointestinal problems.

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    Upper Respiratory Treatments

    Mulethi is also wonderful in treating upper respiratory ailments such as sore throats. Prepare a herbal tea by mixing one teaspoon of dry mulethi root in boiled water. Consume it at least three times in a day. However, it should be not taken if you have high blood pressure.

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    Mulethi root can also help with nervousness and depression by encouraging the function of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands control stress hormones including the cortisol. The low level of stress hormones can result in persistent fatigue, anxiety and melancholy. Mulethi also happens to have the Asparagine amino acid that is needed to preserve equilibrium in the body’s nervous system.

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    Herpes and Shingles

    Mulethi root extract has been utilized to treat herpes simplex, sores, and shingles. One of the easy treatment for shingles and herpes would be to ingest a capsule of this root extract twice in a day, and to use a ointment made of the same extract on the affected region between four and five times in a day.

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    Weight Reduction

    Another useful benefit of the herb is that it supports weight loss. Reduction in body fat mass is reported after getting three grams of licorice root extract everyday for 2 months. Nevertheless, the eating of licorice root isn’t recommended for long periods of time.

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    Menstrual and PMS Cramps

    Mulethi has anti inflammatory, antispasmodic, and moderate estrogenic properties that assist with PMS symptoms including breast tenderness, menstrual cramps, nausea, bloating and  mood swings. Consuming mulethi in the form of tea every day starting about three days prior to one’s anticipated time of the month might help to alleviate PMS symptoms.

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    Mulethi can also used to treat fevers. Boil it to make a tonic and use it as it is said to be capable of fighting fevers caused by colds or infections. Try this amazing herb for the listed health benefits.

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