Licorice Root Powder


Botanical NameGlycyrrhiza glabra

Common Name:

  • English:  Licorice, Liquorice
  • Ayurvedic: Yashtimadhu, Madhuyashtyaahvaa, Madhuli, Madhuyashtikaa, Atirasaa, Madhurasaa, Madhuka, Yastikaahva, Yashtyaahva, Yashti, Yashtika, Yashtimadhuka, Athimadhuram
  • Unani: Asl-us-soos, Mulethi.
  • Siddha: Athimathuram
  • Also, known as:  Adimaduram, Akarmanis, Asloosoos, Aslussos, Athimaduram, Athimaduramu, Athimathuram, Bekh-E-Mahak, Bois Doux, Cha Aim Tead, Cha Em Thet, Estamee, Gancao, Glycyrrhiza, Herbe Aux Tanneurs, Hsi-Pan-Ya-Kan-Tsao, Irk Al Hiel, Irk Al Hilou, Irksos, Jakyakgamcho-Tang, Jashtimadhu, Jethimadh, Jethimadha, Kanpo, Kanzo, Kan-Ts’ao, Kum Cho, Lakritzenwurzel, Licorice, Licorice Root, Liquiritiae Radix, Liquorice, Liquorice Root, Madhuyashti, Madhuyashti Rasayama, Mulathee, Muleti, Mulhatti, Neekhiyu, Persian Licorice, Racine De Reglisse, Racine Douce, Reglisse, Reglisse Offi Cinalis, Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae, Russian Licorice, Russian Liquorice, Russisches Süssholz, Si-Pei, Sinkiang Licorice, Spanish Licorice, Spanish Liquorice, Spanisches Süssholz, Süssholzwurzel, Sweet Root, Sweetwood, Ud Al Sus, Velmi, Walmee, Welmii, Xi-Bei, Yashti, Yashtimadhu, Yashtimadhukam, Yashtomadhu, Jesthimadhu, Yeshtmadhu, Yashtimadhu, Liquorice root, Jethimadha, Jethimard, Jethimadh, Mulethi, Mulathi, Muleti, Jethimadhu, Jethimadh, Jestamadu, Madhuka, Jyeshtamadhu, Atimadhura, Multhi, Irattimadhuram, Jesthamadh, Jatimadhu, Jastimadhu, Jethimadh, Mulathi, Athimadhuram, Atimadhuramu, Mulethi, Asl-us-sus


Origin: Azerbaijan


Parts Used: Roots and rhizomes                                                                 

General Information:

A perennial plant, up to more than 1m in height, erect, with highly developed stoloniferous roots. Leaves compound, 9–17 alternate imparipinnate leaflets, oblong to elliptical-lanceolate, acute or obtuse; racemes loose, shorter than the leaves or a little longer. Flowers 1 cm long. Flat pods oblong to linear, 1–3 cm long by 6 mm wide, more or less densely echinate glandular, the commercial variety, G. glabra var. typica Regel & Herd, known as

Spanish liquorice, consists generally of roots and rhizomes in nearly cylindrical pieces, up to 1 m long and 5–20 mm in diameter; externally, the bark is brownish grey to dark brown, longitudinally wrinkled, occasionally bearing small dark buds in rhizomes or small circular or transverse rootlets cars in roots. The peeled root is yellow, smooth, fibrous, finely striated; fracture, fibrous in the bark and splintery in the wood; internally, bright yellow. A distinct cambium ring separates the yellowish grey bark from the finely radiate yellow wood; central pith, only in rhizomes many-seeded or abbreviated 2- or 3-seeded.

How to use:

Powdered Herb:

There are different ways to use powdered herb.

Food Preparation: You can add powdered herb to any super food herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herb with honey or glycerin to make paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".

Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, gives you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.

Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.

Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot. 


You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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