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How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Licorice is a sweet, cooling demulcent that builds moisture and weight. As an adrenal tonic, it improves energy & stress tolerance. Licorice aids wound healing, is anti-inflammatory, and hepatoprotective. It is an ideal harmonizer and anti-poisonous. It is estrogenic, anti-testosterone, anti-oxytocic & anti-prolactin.
In the lungs Licorice acts as an expectorant and demulcent. Traditionally used for respiratory complaints, to soothe sore throats and gastric ulcers.
Extensively used in Chinese medicine to nourish the kidneys, licorice root causes water retention and helps rehydrate the body in for dry Vata people (due to Glycerrhizin, a triterpene saponin resembling aldosterone). Contraindicated for high Kapha and blood pressure.
Mitigates Pitta, Vata, and rakta. Cold in potency, sweet, & unctuous. Hard to digest. Used for the eyes, hairs,and voice. Helps thirst, restore strength and color, and exhaustion. Cures wounds. Causes vomiting in excess.
Dosage: 1/8-1/4 tsp in warm water. Often used in herbal formulas.
4oz is approximately one month's supply.
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICS
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Here are the herbal actions of Licorice Root (Yastimadhu):
ANTACIDHerbs that neutralize acidity in the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach in particular.
, Inhibits Stomach Acid,
CARMINATIVEStimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.
EMETICAn herb that causes vomiting and nausea.
RELIEVES-BURNINGHerbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.
RELAXES-EYESEases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.
ANALGESICRelieves or reduces feelings of pain without eliminating sensation. Aka anodyne.
ADRENAL-TONICStrengthens, supports, or increases output of adrenals.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
ANTIPRURITICAntipruritics are herbs that inhibit itching that is often associated with itching skin conditions such as sunburns, allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, fungal infections, insect bites, or contact dermatitis (as in poison ivy exposure.)
DEMULCENTHerbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
VULNERARYAn herb used for the treatment of wounds (antiulcer, connective tissue tonic).
ANTIFIBROTICFibrosis of an organ is often a progressive leading to organ failure (i.e lungs, liver, kidney). While vulneraries usually help restore collagen, antifibrotic herbs often clear collagen. Aka fibrinolytic.
SOOTHES-THROATSoothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.
EXPECTORANTExpectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
LUNG-TONICStrengthens the lungs. Lung tonics include antifibrotic, vessel tonic, or nourishing herbs with an affinity for the lungs. They aid recovery in acute or chronic lung conditions.
MUCOLYTICAn herb that breaks apart mucus, liquefying the mucus.
ANTITUSSIVECough suppressant, particularly for dry coughs or a tickle in your throat.
STRONG IMMUNE-CALMING Herbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system, useful in allergies and autoimmune conditions.
ADAPTOGENHerbs that promote stabilization of physiological processes and homeostasis. Adaptogens increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.
ANTIBACTERIALHerbs that kill bacteria or slow their growth.
ANTICARCINOGENICHerbs that inhibit or prevent the activity of a carcinogen or the development of cancer.
ANTIMICROBIALAn agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
ANTIPOISONOUSAn antidote for a poison. Many anti-poisonous herbs draw out a poison and are good for insect bites. Others help burn it up.
ANTIVIRALHerbs that inhibit the development of viral infections. Antivirals also can be found in essential oils of some herbs, such as eucalyptus oil.
IMMUNE-STIMULANTStimulates and strengthens the immune system. Helpful when fighting off a cold or flu.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
STRONG REFRIGERANT An herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
ALTERATIVERestores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
REBUILDS-FLUIDSHerbs or substances that create moisture in the body and increase fluids.
ANTIDIURETICAn herb that suppresses the formation of urine. They help retain fluids and rehydrate by reducing urination. They oppose diuresis.
STRONG HEPATOPROTECTIVE An herb that is capable of preventing liver damage. Many hepatoprotectives work via antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.
ANTI-PROLACTINReduces prolactin, a female hormone that suppresses the uterus, fertility, menstruation.
ANTIANDROGENReduces androgen (testosterone), which can reduce excess growth, drive, and libido. Helpful for prostate enlargement.
ESTROGENICIncreases estrogen, helpful in menopause. Estrogen is anabolic and increases muscle growth, bone density, and moisture.
5a Reductase Inhibitor,
AROMATASE-INHIBITORBlocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.
INOSITOLInositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.
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Compare Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) with these Foods
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in CommonAntipruritic, Immune-calming, Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Anticarcinogenic, Antipoisonous, Hepatoprotective, Alterative, Antiandrogen, Antifibrotic
Turmeric has these Actions in CommonAlterative, Antiandrogen, Antifibrotic, Antipruritic, Immune-calming, Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Anticarcinogenic, Antipoisonous, Hepatoprotective
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in CommonAntitussive, Expectorant, Vulnerary, Carminative, Immune-calming, Antiandrogen, Estrogenic, Lung-tonic
Cassava Root / Yuca
Cassava Root / Yuca has these Actions in CommonExpectorant, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Relieves-burning, Demulcent, Rebuilds-fluids, Vulnerary
Lemon has these Actions in CommonAlterative, Carminative, Relaxes-eyes, Antimicrobial, Expectorant, Vulnerary, Antitussive, Refrigerant
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Lung-tonic, Antibacterial, Antiviral, Mucolytic, Antifibrotic, Expectorant, Vulnerary
Strawberries has these Actions in CommonAnticarcinogenic, Rebuilds-fluids, Alterative, Immune-calming, Relaxes-eyes, Anti-inflammatory, Livotonic
Pomegranate has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Alterative, Immune-calming, Refrigerant, Antacid, Livotonic
Acai has these Actions in CommonRefrigerant, Alterative, Livotonic, Relaxes-eyes, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Anticarcinogenic
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera Juice has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Antibacterial, Soothes-throat, Alterative
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Lung-tonic, Adaptogen, Expectorant, Vulnerary, Antibacterial, Immune-calming
Compare Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) with these Herb Supplements
Licorice Ghee (9oz)
Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in CommonAnti-prolactin, Antipruritic, Hepatoprotective, Rebuilds-fluids, Antiandrogen, Antitussive, Immune-calming, Refrigerant, Adaptogen, Antibacterial, Antiviral, Immune-stimulant, Relaxes-eyes, Adrenal-tonic, Anticarcinogenic, Carminative, Inhibits-stomach-acid, Relieves-burning, Alterative, Antidiuretic, Demulcent, Livotonic, Soothes-throat, Analgesic, Antifibrotic, Emetic, Lung-tonic, Vulnerary, Antacid, Antimicrobial, Estrogenic, Mucolytic, Anti-inflammatory, Antipoisonous, Expectorant, Nutritive
Red Clover has these Actions in CommonAntiandrogen, Vulnerary, Anticarcinogenic, Demulcent, Estrogenic, Lung-tonic, Alterative, Nutritive, Analgesic, Rebuilds-fluids, Anti-inflammatory, Relieves-burning
Shatavari has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Soothes-throat, Antimicrobial, Vulnerary, Demulcent, Estrogenic, Nutritive, Refrigerant, Relaxes-eyes, Antacid, Relieves-burning
Astragalus has these Actions in CommonAntiviral, Hepatoprotective, Immune-stimulant, Livotonic, Adaptogen, Lung-tonic, Adrenal-tonic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antifibrotic
Bhringaraj has these Actions in CommonEmetic, Hepatoprotective, Immune-calming, Analgesic, Livotonic, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Antipoisonous, Antipruritic
Dong Quai has these Actions in CommonCarminative, Estrogenic, Expectorant, Adaptogen, Hepatoprotective, Analgesic, Immune-calming, Anti-inflammatory, Anticarcinogenic, Antifibrotic
Amalaki has these Actions in CommonNutritive, Adaptogen, Refrigerant, Alterative, Relaxes-eyes, Antacid, Anti-inflammatory, Antifibrotic, Carminative, Hepatoprotective
Comfrey Root has these Actions in CommonDemulcent, Lung-tonic, Nutritive, Relieves-burning, Analgesic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antitussive
Neem Leaf has these Actions in CommonImmune-calming, Refrigerant, Alterative, Vulnerary, Antacid, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antipruritic
Yarrow has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Estrogenic, Immune-stimulant, Livotonic, Alterative, Vulnerary, Analgesic
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSLicorice Root (Yastimadhu) may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual. Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.
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