Yastimadhu: Licorice Benefits, Usage, Research, Remedies, Side Effects

Licorice benefits are known to Indians since thousands of years. Its Sanskrit name is Yashtimadhu.  It is one of the most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs. In almost every Indian household, you might find this herb chewed, whenever someone’s voice has gone down.  

licorice root sticks

Botanical name – Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.
Family – Fabaceae

English name: Licorice / Liquorice
Hindi name – Mulethi, Jethimadhu
Tamil and Telugu name – Atimadhuram, Irattimadhuram
Hindi name: Muleti, Jetimadhu
Kannada name: Atimadhura, Jeshtamadhu
Telugu name: Yashtimadhukam
Bengali name: Yashtimadhu
Marathi name: Jeshtimadh
Gujarati name: Jethimadh

Sanskrit Synonyms:
Yashtimadhu – has sweet root and stem
Madhuka – sweet
Klitaka – Being imported into
Yashtyahva, Madhuyashti

Yastimadhu classical categorization:
Charaka Samhita –
jeevaneeya – herbs that promote longevity
Sandhaneeya – herbs that help in bone fracture healing and wound healing
Varnya – herbs that improve skin complexion
Kanthya – herbs that improve voice
Kandughna – Herbs that relieve itching sensation (pruritis)
Chardinigraha – Herbs that relieve vomiting
Shonitasthapana – Herbs that check bleeding
Mutravirajaneeya – Herbs that restore proper colour of urine
Snehopaga – herbs that are used in Snehana – a preparatory procedure before Panchakarma treatment
Vamanopaga – herbs that are used in Vamana (emesis) Panchakarma treatment
Asthapanopaga – herbs that are used in Basti Panchakarma treatment (rectal enema with decoctions)
Charaka has mentioned it as a plant source for oil. (Reference)

Sushruta Samhita – Kakolyadi, Sarivadi and Anjanadi group of herbs.
Vagbhata – – Sarvadi and Anjanadi group of herbs.

Habitat: This herb is cultivated in Himalayas.

Glycyrrhiza glabra medicinal qualities:
Rasa (Taste) – Madhura (Sweet)
Guna (Properties) – Guru (Heavy), Snigdha (Unctous)
Vipaka (Post digestion effect): Madhura (Sweet)
Veerya (Potency)
– Sheeta (Cold)

Action on Dosha: Vata-Pittahara (Pacifies the aggravated / morbid Vata and Pitta). Being heavy and unctuous and possessing Sweet taste and post-digestion effect, which are antagonistic to Vata, Yashtimadhu pacifies (controls) Similarly Yashtimadhu pacifies the aggravated Pitta due to its Sweet taste and post-digestion effect and also cold potency.

Licorice benefits as per Ayurveda –

Licorice benefits:

  • Good for eye and eyesight / vision
  • Provides good strength and immunity
  • Enhances colour and complexion
  • Good aphrodisiac, increases the quantity and quality of semen
  • Good hair tonic
  • Excellent remedy for throat disorders, good for improving voice
  • Heals ulcers, wounds and swelling / inflammation associated with wounds
  • It neutralizes the bad effects of poisons and toxins. In Chinese medicine they used to administer it for treating food poisoning and its ill-effects
  • Anti-emetic
  • Relieves thirst
  • Relieves tiredness / exhaustion, provides energy
  • Useful in relieving wasting disorders, degenerative diseases
  • Good expectorant, expels phlegm from lungs, heals respiratory diseases
  • Good for heart health, prevents damage from LDL cholesterol (Bad fat), Discourages clogging plaque formation which can damage heart
  • Enhances immunity by boosting levels of interferon which is the key chemical of the immune system that fights off viruses (Research)
  • Phyto-estrogens in Liquorice is said to have mild esterogenic effect and eases symptoms of Pre-menstrual syndrome like irritability, bloating, breast tenderness etc (Research)
  • Has anti-allergic property and highly beneficial in allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, bronchial asthma (Research)
  • Externally it has been effectively used in eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis
  • Mild laxative
  • It has powerful antioxidants, phyto-estrogens which are helpful during menopause
  • It has antidepressant compounds and helps in warding off depression
  • Good Brain Tonic
  • Blood-purifier, Increases quality and quantity of blood, useful in bleeding disorder
  • Relieves cough, chest congestion, sore-throat
  • Anti-pyretic
  • Relieves dysuria
  • Promotes longevity of life
  • Promotes fracture healing

Liquorice is used for the purpose of anti aging therapy since ancient times.
Chakshushya – Good for eyes,
Balakrut – Improves strength and immunity
Varnakrut – improves skin complexion
Shukrala – increases sperm count and semen quality
Keshya – good for hair. Improves hair quality. Hence it is used in many herbal hair oils.
Svarya – improves voice quality

Licorice for voice improvement:
Small licorice sticks of 2 – 3 cm length are chewed and the juice is swallowed slowly to relieve hoarseness of voice. Even singers use this for the purpose of improving singing voice.
Half a teaspoon of licorice is swallowed mixed with ghee or honey, for the same purpose.
Pittanilajit – Balances Vata and Pitta
Asrajit – detoxifies blood
Vranashothajit – useful in wound and inflammation
Vishahara – useful in poisoning
Chardihara – in small quantities, it relieves vomiting.
Trushnahara – relieves excessive thirst
Kshayahara – relieves emaciation and tiredness.

Licorice and high blood pressure:
A very high dose of 30 grams per day of licorice, for many weeks may cause increase in blood pressure. But usually, as per Ayurveda, its daily dose is note more than 3 grams per day.

Licorice for anti aging treatment:
As per Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana 1.3, regular intake of 2 grams of licorice powder, along with half a cup of warm milk is explained as an excellent brain tonic and rejuvnator – Medhya Rasayana.

Ayurvedic medicines with Glycyrrhiza glabra ingredient –
yashtimadhu Phanta – a water infusion of licorice is used in Vamana Panchakarma procedure.
Ghee prepared with licorice – yashtimadhu Ghrita is used extensively in treating peptic ulcers and gastritis.
Yashtimadhu oil – is used for nasya therapy (nasal instillation) and hair application to prevent baldness, greying and to reduce hair fall.

Because of its skin glow enhancing quality, it is an ingredient of the famous Kumkumadi Tailam

Licorice side effects: 
Licorice during pregnancy There are many reports suggesting that licorice taken during pregnancy may cause lower IQ in the child. It is also reported that licorice may cause preterm labour. Hence it is not advised to consume during pregnancy.
It is usually not prescribed in a patient with high BP and low potassium levels.

Liquorice in excessive dosage causes nausea and vomiting, increases Blood Pressure. It has variable degrees of intolerance and hence should not be used without medical advice or supervision.

Should be taken with caution by

  • Women on birth control pills
  • Patients with Blood Pressure
  • Pregnant women
  • Nursing mothers

External application:
Paste prepared with licorice along with Tagara, dill seeds, Kushta and sandalwood and ghee is used to apply externally to relieve headache, shoulder and back pain. Reference: Charaka Samhita Rajayakshma Chikitsa.

Anti obesity and anti-oxidant effect of Glycyrrhiza glabra:
As per the research conducted in Department of Natural Products, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 12 flavonoids (1–12), isolated from Glycyrrhiza glabra roots were evaluated, in vitro for their pancreatic lipase (PL) inhibitory activity. Amongst all the compounds 7, 8, 10 and 11 showed strong inhibition against PL with IC50 values of 7.3 ?M, 35.5 ?M, 14.9 ?M and 37.6 ?M, respectively. Further, investigations were carried out to determine the antiobesity and lipid lowering effects of 7 and 10 in high fat diet fed male SD rats. The results indicate the potential of the chalcone scaffold as a source of PL inhibitors for preventing obesity.


Care of the newborn:
After the child birth, the umbilical cord is cut. If there is suppuration in the umbilical area of the newborn, the area should be applied with an oil prepared with Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa), Yashtimadhu (Indian licorice), Devadaru (Cedrus deodara) and Haridra (turmeric). If the navel has already suppurated, the powder prepared from the same herbs mentioned above (in the preparation of oil) should be dusted.
Read related: Ayurvedic Care Of The Newborn Baby: Jatamatra Paricharya

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  1. amrutha says:

    Atimaduram. Can take internally. Without any ayurvedic dr. Advice.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It needs doctors advice. It might not be safe to take during pregnancy and in high BP patients.

  2. Gaurav says:

    Is Licorice helpful in some form in dry cough (with fever)? It was acquired due to some sort of reaction to raw green mango (with cilantro) chutney.

    Thank you,

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes. Licorice with honey helps. But if fever is high, consult a doctor rather than trying home remedies.

  3. Is there a safe general method to consume licorice regularly for short term or long term?

    Also, in general if recommended dose of a herb is say 3g/day, I assume it means if the powder itself is ingested. How does the ‘quantity’ translate if it is taken in kashayam form i.e. boiled in water and filtered out to drink only the water? Same 3g boiled in water to make 1/4th of the water?

    Thank you,

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      There are many licorice tablets in the market. General dose for just health maintenance is 500 mg per day, for 4 – 12 weeks.
      If the dose of a herb is mentioned as 3 g/ day, it is the dose of the powder.
      For health maintenance, usually 1 teaspoon of herb is added with two cups of water, boiled and reduced to one cup. Filtered. It is taken in a dose of half a cup two times a day.

  4. I have heard of an ayurvedic hair pack that promotes hair growth.i.e mixing equal amount of bhringaraj and yashtimadhu powder with some water into a fine paste and applying to the hair n scalp.Leave to dry and rinse. Does this really work? If so, how many times should this be done per week? Kindly reply.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, this should work. It should be applied at lease once or twice per week.
      While applying this, do not wait till it is totally dry. Wash off when it is still moist.
      You can also add Amla powder to the above combination (in equal quantities).

  5. in which quantity an it be consumed daily for good health and immunity?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, it is best to consult a doctor in person, for its usage.
      General dose for daily use is – 1 capsule per day, or half – one gram per day.

  6. Padmapriya says:

    Will licorice powder help for acid reflux

  7. how to use liquorice for hair fall and greying hair? should we powder it and then apply?

  8. Runjith says:

    Dear Dr,
    Many people India say that licorice is good for male health as well and they promote it. But many researches say it is estrogenic and harmful in long run if taken regularly. In fact instead of increasing the male health as said in Ayurveda of India, it decreases the male libido and hence care should be taken (as per the researches conducted). Do you agree with this and what do you say about this?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Dear Runjith,
      You will have to observe very carefully while evaulating such articles. Either the researcher would have done the side effect study on a concentrate / particular chemical ingredient (not on the whole herb), or researcher might have taken the case of very high dose.
      Consider this report about side effect of licorice – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/881.html
      It is a very reputed medline plus article.

      In the section “are there any safety concern?
      They write –
      Consuming 30 grams or more of licorice daily for several weeks can cause severe side effects including high blood pressure, low potassium in the blood, weakness, paralysis, and occasionally brain damage in otherwise healthy people.

      If you ask me, no sane doctor would advice 30 grams of licorice continuously for a few days, let alone several weeks

  9. NPS Rawat says:

    Is it good to take licorice powder/ capsule or ashwagandha to improve CORTISOLE level?

  10. is licorice good for children at the age of 5.. as my daughter is suffering from allergic cough for the past 1year.. no medicine seems to cure her…

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It can be administered to children in low dose. But for your daughter’s cough problem, better to consult an Ayurveda doctor in person.

  11. Recently i read out one article, it mentioned collect Licorice root, Dandelion root and Burdock Root and grind these 3 roots until became fine paste. Apply these paste on scalp and wash it off. Does it really work? I’m facing severe hair fall problem. Please reply me.

  12. gurappa says:

    my voice is like a female can I take yashtimadhu daily twice with honey without doctor device

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      You can chew a very small piece of Yastimadhu, or take half a teaspoon of yastimadhu powder, once in the morning, and swallow honey with it. – for a period of one month only.

  13. Sudhakar A says:

    I heard that Ash guard juice with 2 teaspoon Liquorice powder (but I am going to try only 3 grams) is a home remedy for Epilepsy. Is this true ? . Can you please suggest home remedies for epilepsy ( I am sorry for diverting the topic) .

  14. As licorice when applied topically improves skin tone ,can intake also have the same benefits…
    Actually I’m vata type so wants to know which herb is good to improve complexion when taken internally .

  15. Hemshikha Chhabra says:

    some told me to mic licorice extract + vit k capsule + aloe gel and apply around the eyes to get rid of dark circles….is it effective and safe to use

  16. i read some where that Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) helps in reduction of abdominal fat. ie it helps in decreasing waist line. Please let me know if its true and what concentration should be taken and can you suggest a combination of Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) with guggulu.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes. 500 mg in capsule form once or twice a day after food is effective in reducing abdominal fat.

      • vandana says:

        sir i have licoirie powder and sticks too how can i use for abdominal fat reduction pls do suggest

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Hi, Mix 100 grams of Licorice powder with 300 grams of Triphala powder. Available in amazon website here – http://amzn.to/2shSVRb
          Take this – 5 grams, 2 times a day after food for 3 months time, with water.

          Licorice sticks can be used for teeth brushing.

  17. Sir, a reputed digestive tonic is containing 0.5 grams of yashtimadhu per 100 ml of serving , as you are suggesting that yashtimadhu cant be taken per prolonged period of time. For how many days this tonic can be taken safely.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, 0.5 grams of Yashtimadhu (most probably extract) per 100 ml amounts to ~5 grams of Yashtimadhu. It means, a 10 ml of dose/day would be containing around 500 mg of it. So, it is good to continue for up to 2 – 3 months, for an adult.

  18. Harish says:

    I have heard people claim that licorice has helped them recover from anhedonia(lack of ability to feel pleasure). I am taking ashwagandha and brahmi for improving my anhedonia. It seems to relax me but does not gives feelings.

    Can I take licorice? What quantity would be safe?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, licorice is indeed useful in anhedonia. You can continue with Ashwagandha, along with 500 mg Yashtimadhu capsule at night after food for a period of 4 weeks.

  19. It seems to have been working to treat sore throat and reflux as I was advised to administer the powder with honey twice a day.

  20. Radhika says:

    Great site. I do come often to learn more about Ayurveda. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us. What would be the best substitute for Licorice? It works very well but I have noticed that it increases BP even with a minimum dose of 500 mg/day. I need something which will help with both Vata and Pitta, helping to improve digestion, hyperacidity. Any suggestion?

  21. Chandan says:

    Is it helpful for asthma? I have started consuming 500mg , (2 capsules) of yashtimadhu 2 times daily.

  22. Subrahmanya Kapoor says:

    Hi, is this Drug helpful for reducing involuntary nocturnal loss of semina or can you recommend some other Drug for that purpose.

  23. narayan says:

    What is Burdock root in Hindi, what are its benefits?

  24. Can I use brahuth triphala as face pack??
    Now I use eladi choornam. .I am 28 yr old 95 kg..which is best for me face pack

  25. Hemant says:

    Hi Dr.

    you mentioned that this herb should not be used during pregnancy but this herb is used in phal ghrit/phal kalyan ghrit and brihat phal ghrit.

    If I am not wrong then all those ghrit can be used during pregnancy.

    isn’t it contradictory ?


  26. priyanka says:

    sir i m facing severe hair problem i heard using green tea to scalp reduces hair fall is it true??if not please give me suggestion to reduce hair fall

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Dear Madam,
      These might be some of the causes of the hair fall:
      > Stress
      > Weakness
      > Vitamin B6 and folic acid deficiency
      > Hereditary factors.

      In the diet do include lots of fruits and veggies. And drink atleast 2 litres of water everyday.

      The home remedies which you can use are:

      > Take Bhringaraj powder + Amalaki powder + Dried methi powder add 4 tsp of this mixture into warm water and apply the paste onto your scalp for 20 minutes and then wash off. Doing this for a regular basis can increase hair growth.

      > Include Radish in your diet. A bowl of radish with black pepper powder and rock salt in your diet twice a day.

  27. i have a acid reflux and heart burn so how would i take yasthimadhu and and in which form?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It can be made into a milk remedy and taken. Read about how to make it here – easyayurveda.com/2015/10/16/licorice-milk-recipe-for-gastritis-stomach-ulcers-heartburn/

  28. Sir mujhe chickenpox hua ta one month phle usk marks rah gye h to inse kaise chutkara pau????or kitna time legega tik hone me ??

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Dear madam,

      These are the remedies you can use:

      > Apply aloe vera gel to the scars. You can obtain the gel from aloe vera plants by snipping off the tips of the leaves and squeezing out the gel.
      > Rub honey on the scars
      > Dab coconut water on the water.

  29. Achala says:

    Good article.
    I was wondering how to extract Liquorice to make it oil soluble so that it can be mixed with other oils?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, Licorice stem itself can be added while making oil. THe preparation can be made similar to amla hair oil shown here – easyayurveda.com/2012/04/18/how-to-make-hair-oil-at-home-with-amla/

  30. Piracy Gour says:

    Sir,u have mentioned that licorice benefits hairs.How should I use licorice to combat hair loss and increase hair growth ??? Whether to take it orally or apply externally on scalp????
    I have read lots of articles on net saying that licorice blocks dht in men naturally.
    Also they say licorice reduces libido in male but as per ur article licorice is “shukral” and benefits sperm in male.
    Sir does licorice really blocks dht if taken orally and sir pls tell me how dht can be blocked naturally using herbs
    Sir pls clear doubts

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      One of the problems with modern research is they compare the entire herb to just one or two of its chemical compounds. The way licorice works is different than glycyrrhizin. In Ayurveda, whole herb with its chemical compounds in entirety is used.

  31. Purav Gour says:

    Sir, u r really doing a great job by enlightening us on ayurvedic herbs and medicines.
    Sir I’ve few doubts regarding licorice herb, please help !!!
    I) Can licorice be used to block dht levels in male? Many articles on net says it blocks dht naturally in male,
    2)It is mentioned in ur article that licorice acts as aphrodisiac but there r other articles on net saying it reduces libido in male,
    3)Licorice is “keshya”.How to use licorice for hair loss and hair growth? It sud b applied directly on scalp or sud b taken orally ???
    Sir pls clear my doubts !!!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, yes, licorice blocks DHT.
      As per my experience and Ayurvedic text reference, it acts as aphrodisiac.
      Licorice is used as ingredient in many hair oils such as Nilibhringadi taila, Triphaladi Taila, Trichup oil etc.

  32. hello sir,than q for your useful information, i heard taking yestimadhu with ghee and honey best for sexual health, increasing in sperm count..(sex related problems) how much powder should take?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, it is useful. 2 grams of yashtimadhu churna along with a teaspoon of honey and 5 drops of ghee at night, before food for 2 months time.

  33. Likhitha says:

    Sir is this powder improves skin completion tooo.

  34. Ramesh babu says:

    i have recurrent Herpes genitalis- more than 6 episodes per year; how and in what dose Licorice is helpful

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly. Licorice – 500 mg, once or twice a day, for 1 month might be useful.

  35. Monisha says:

    Sir,I am a nursing mother. So is it safe to use licorice topically for skin blemishes now ?

  36. sangeetha says:

    Please suggest whether this licorice powder is beneficial in patients with cancer after chemo for reducing the toxicity of medicines

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, it is really useful in restoring the strength of the patient, post chemotherapy and also to reduce the toxicity of chemotherapy medications.
      Other useful herbs are – Ashwagandha, Gokshura, Guggulu, Triphala, Tulasi etc. Please consult a doctor for the right set of herbs.

  37. Hello Sir ,

    For somebody who has had a very bad +rough + unclear + breathy/hoarse voice from childhood without any other pain or disease . i.e inherent bad quality of speaking voice..

    chewing a single 1-2 inch stick daily everyday will be enough ? can it be used as a permanent habit to maintain improved voice

    i am guessing this will take quite some time to heal ( around a year ) and improve the voice to bring up to average level since this is not a disease.. ?

    can you comment on this ?

    Thanks a lot

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, such a person can chew just 1 inch of licorice per day and suck its juice slowly for 2 – 3 minutes time. It may take a year time to improve.

      • Thanks for replying sir ,

        I was worried about it’s effect on sperm count and libido due to “long term permanent usage”.

        would complimenting it with daily dose of amla powder be good in counteracting this libido side effect ?


  38. is it safe to take yashtimadhu capsules for diabetic patients??

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      No madam. It increases the blood sugar levels so it cannot be taken by Diabetic patients.

  39. How to use it for skin complexion

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      For skin health, usually its oil – such as yasthimadhu taila is applied externally for improving skin complexion.

  40. Rajeush Ballamwar says:

    Does Excessive consumption of Jeshthamadh (5gms per day) on regular basis lead to reduction of Haemohlobin in d blood?

  41. Gaurav Bhavsar says:

    I heared that Licorice & milk boiled together is a remedy for hair fall & improves hair density. Is it true? Please help.

  42. Hi from France Doctor,
    Just for know if Yasthi Madu (powder) improve all problem of cough ?
    i suposed that I need to mixed with hot water and little bit honey?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes. half a teaspoon of yashtimadhu powder + half a teaspoon of ginger powder. Mix and take it with honey and water.

  43. My kids (4 yrs nd 1.2 yr)are having cough and throat congestion. Is it good to give them this yastimadhu powder along with palm sugar powder and honey. Please advise.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Better to consult a doctor directly. Generally, 1 gram of yashtimadhu with a teaspoon of honey, at night can be administered.

  44. Vindhya says:

    Superb…really awesome…. This information will help alot…thanks easyayurveda❤

  45. Hello Dr Hebbar, where can I buy yashtimadhu oil for nasya therapy, in Mumbai or online? It has been prescribed by a doctor, but I can’t find it in any stores, except ayurved pratishthan brand, which is not proper.

  46. Hello sir
    What is the best time to take Licorice
    And can it be taken with other herbal powders like neem, amla, aloe vera and Bermuda grass powder or
    What is the best combination

  47. Hello sir ..if I apply licorice root powder to my skin will it lighten my skin color?
    Please tel me sir

  48. john eckles says:

    Dear Dr J V Hebbar MD (AYU) can you find for a herbal ountment which will Destroys the hair root of the white hair on the face or will this three per crent drug cidofovir gel will do l want something really permanent really do as l am really feb up with all this waxing on the face every day now really feb up with it all l badly need your help l really do thankyou.

  49. Hello sir,by using yastimadhu and kasturi tumeric will reduce the facial hair growth?

  50. Zareena says:

    Hello there,
    My daughter has lots of lice, due to which every time we need bald her hair. She is growing and not feeling balding her head. Do you have help with the above herbs?
    Thank you.

  51. Is it safe to use liquorice powder in face pack or hair pack? If so, what is the quantity to be used?

  52. Hi Dr. How are you,

    Can i take Meshashringi as a safety precaution for diabetes since my father has got diabetes.

    I am currently taking Yashtimadhu for Relieves acidity. Is it ok for me to take Meshashringi. please suggest.


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      No need.
      Just be strict with diet, exercise regularly. Take care to avoid putting on weight. Have a healthy lifestyle. Avoid junk, do Yoga and Pranayama.
      These are sufficient.

  53. mitalee says:

    What is Hindi name for Burdock??

  54. Pratap Kumar Sethi says:

    Every year I suffering from typhoid fever between April to june
    From 2012 to 2017
    : I take so many antibiotics
    : Results same
    Stomach blotting, gas always affect me for 5 years
    : Have any permanent cure for typhoid?

  55. Hi Doctor,

    What is Indian (Hindi) name of Burdock Root?
    From where we can get Burdock Root?

    Thanks & Regards

  56. Seema C Ilkal says:

    How to prepare Yastimadhu kashaya… Plz explain me in detail with quantity

  57. Sir how licorice can be used to cure umbilical hernia. If not thankyou what can I use to cure it naturally without getting the surgery done. Please help me

  58. Dhananjay tanty says:

    Sir I. Am suffering from hyperacidity and gas problem since 12 year. Doctor say it is a duodenum ulcer.is it possible completly treatment

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, I suppose you underwent lab investigations such as endoscopy / abdominal scanning.
      Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly. There are good treatments available.

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health expert Prof. Dr Prashanth MD (Ayu), PhD, here (paid service) –


  59. Jayashankar says:

    Hi! What is Burdock root in Hindi and where do i get that? what are its benefits?

  60. Alekhya says:

    Hello Doctor, I have dark circles and also dark patch around my mouth how can i use the licorice root powder. Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, you can take 2 grams of licorice powder at night, after food with milk or water, for 1 month time.
      Good quality powder is available in amazon website here

      Take Kumkumadi taila – 5 drops in to your finger tips gently rub it on to your face for 5 minutes, wash off with warm water. Do this two times a day for 5 weeks. – Available in amazon website here – http://amzn.to/2afbxcJ

  61. karthik says:

    hi, will licorice increase sexual desire in bity genders. pls advice one for my wife and she is very dry

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      For women, Shatavari – 1 capsule at night for 2 months can be useful. Available in amazon website here

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

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  62. Franck says:

    Namaste Doctor,

    so… I got a problem since few months now …. I can’t get an normal erectil fonction (but after exam, nothing anormal !) and try already to take every day neo tablets and Kapikkacchu but seems to do nothong more for help me….it’s become very dark in my mind and I dont want to take any chimical like viagra or cialis because dont want to destroyed my body
    could you get me any idea for improve my actual situation please ?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, do not test your sexual strength ahead of exams. I think you are normal. During stress situation, everyone will have erection problem.

      • Franck says:

        yes you right Sir but …some medicine could help me for this problem ?
        I think we are a lot in this similar situation and if you could give us some advise, it will be very nice !
        I already use Kapikachu since 3 months but I can’t se any difference and now, i feel less stress since 3 weeks but nothing changed too…
        so, If you have any time , thankl’s a lot

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Hi, Himalaya tentex forte tablet – 2 at night after food for 1 month can be useful.

          For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
          If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

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  63. Hi doctor how can we use licorice powder or any other method or remedy you suggest externally for better brighter and equal complexion and getting rid of acne scars ?

  64. Sir….I’m having more sputum soon after 1hr of eating and I frequently feel spitting it out can yastimadhu churna with honey will be usefull….???if yes wat is the dose can u plz tell

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      If you are not diabetic, then 2 grams (half a small spoon) of Yasthimadhu with a teaspoon of honey, 10 minutes before food, once or two times a day for 1 month can be useful.
      Yashtimadhu powder is available in amazon website here

      Organic certified forest honey is available in amazon website here

  65. Thank you so much sir ..for ur rply

  66. Manasvi says:

    Sir, can I use licorice oil topically during pregnancy?

  67. mohamed asif says:

    when we want to drink the mixture of liquorice at morning or night and before or after eating

  68. saleem says:

    I have acidity problem from past 6 year and also high bp.
    can I take licorice powder shell I take with milk before food.

  69. ravinder kumar shah says:

    I am suffering from chronic gastritis since 20 years, duodenal ulcer for past 5 months, Please tell me how and when to take yashtimadhu tablets, before or after food

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yastimadhu tablet – 1 tablet 2 times a day before food for 2 months time can be useful.
      Available in amazon website here

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  70. Shreyash says:

    Sir i want to increase my weight and also strenghten my immune system… please advice me which ayurvedic medicine i take

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Kushmanda rasayan a- 1 teaspoon 2 times a day after food for 2 months can be useful. Available in amazon website here

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  71. Lokesh sahay says:

    Hi Doctor M listen about licorice tht the best tonic for health mantinece & its used with worm milk twice a day . Its how % fact.

  72. Just wanted to quickly say thank you for spreading the knowledge and it’s good to see someone else understands the errors of modern research into herbs toxicity. I had recommended to someone online to take small dosage of calamus root everyday for about 2 weeks to help restore their consciousness after abusing weed. Everyone online was linking to a study saying it was cancerous, they were so alarmed. I was shocked to see they couldn’t read the study correctly, just like you had mentioned, the toxicity was tested at about 30 grams per day for 2 years straight… Where as the dosage is supposed to be around 2g for only a small period of time. It’s a shame because that herb is really powerful!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Very true. It is up to us, the herbalists to spread the right knowledge and clear the doubts of the patients. 🙂

  73. Hello sir,

    Iam having pigmentation mark on face… so pls suggest me some face pack

    Thanking you.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Apply Kumkumadi lepam – in the morning – Available in amazon website here

      You can apply this, leave it for 1 hour and then wash face.
      During evening, Apply Mederma cream – http://amzn.to/1ZYmtvu Wash it off after one hour.

      Apply Bio oil – twice a day – available here – http://amzn.to/2b3WZJU

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  74. Sir my periods are irregular can I use licorice with how much quantity

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes. Licorice powder – 2 grams at night after food for 2 months can be useful. Available in amazon website here

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

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