Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Hormonal Regulator: The phytoestrogenic compounds present in mulethi roots exert valuable action against women hormonal imbalance problems and menopause symptoms like hot flashes & exhaustion, mood swings, etc. It is also help in cortisol production and relieving premenstrual issues like nausea and menstrual cramps.
Anti-asthmatic: Glycyrrhizin inhibits immediate airway constriction, airway hyperreactivity, lung inflammation and infiltration of eosinophils with its glucocorticoid-like effect.
Anti-inflammatory and soothing: Mulethi attenuates the inflammation of bronchi and soothes respiratory tract by inhibiting prostaglandins and histamine secretions, thus it helps in bronchitis.
Anti-viral: Glycyrrihizic acid down-regulates the expression of latency associated nuclear antigen (LANA) in B lymphocytes. This causes natural cell death (apoptosis) of the viruses.
Immune Modulator: Yashtimadhu has excellent immunostimulant properties it activate T lymphocyte proliferation and significantly reduced expression of proinflammatory cytokines, such as nuclear factor–κB, interleukin-1β and interleukin-6.
Skin Lightening: Glabridin in yastimadhu inhibits tyrosinase activity and interrupt with excessive melanin production, thereby inducing skin lightening
Antitussive: Yashtimadhu is a peripheral anti-tussive and demulcent, it inhibits cough reflex by reducing bronchial mucosal irritation.