Latin Name

Glycyrrhiza glabra

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Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Vata and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It acts as cough expectorant and used in cough, asthma. It helps to expel the mucus and relieves the attacks of cough. It has healing properties and hence used in the treatment of chronic wounds and ulcers. It has antacid and mild laxative properties therefore used in hyperacidity and related conditions. It is effective in the treatment peptic ulcers due to its healing and antacid properties. It has nourishing effect on brain and nervous system hence used as brain tonic. It is used in various skin disorders especially those with discoloration and itching. It has nourishing effect on hair and eyes.

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