Let’s agree – traditional treatments for common health problems are back in fashion. In the past few years we have seen the return of many superfoods and “gharelu nuska” (home remedies) in the most “desirable” way possible. Many of us go back to our roots for healing procedures that have stood the test of time and proven to be healthier in the long run. This is not all. Over the years, many studies have also found that these superfoods aid in immune health, prevent viral infections and more. One such popular food is mulethi (licorice root). Also spelled as licorice, this herb has been a part of Ayurveda since ages. According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ published by DK Publishing, mulethi is highly prized for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. If taken in the right amount, it may also help improve our metabolism and nourish us from within. Besides, mollythi is known to be “an expectorant and decongestant that can help fight respiratory infections,” the book reads.
Celebrity Dietitian Luvnette Batra also states that mullithi can also be considered an ideal ingredient to add to our winter diet. According to her, Molethe “helps us in the treatment of chronic diseases and gives us a number of offerings.” Lovneet Batra also took to her Instagram to explain the many health benefits that mulethi has to offer.
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Here are 6 dietitian-approved health benefits of Molethe:
1. Treats Cough and Cold:
Molethe helps treat cough and cold, especially dry cough. It is also useful in treating asthma-related symptoms during the winter because it is a natural bronchodilator.
2. Reducing symptoms related to PCOS/PCOS:
According to a study published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine Research, licorice may dampen PCOS symptoms by regulating imbalanced hormonal levels and irregular ovarian follicles.
3. Prevents menstrual cramps:
Molethe is rich in antispasmodic properties, which are also known to act as a muscle relaxant. This also helps prevent cramps and makes us feel comfortable.
4. Aids Intestinal Health:
Mulethi contains the active compounds glycyrrhizin and carbenoxolone. These properties may help prevent stomach ulcers and relieve constipation, stomach upset, heartburn, acidity, and other stomach problems.
5. Reduces stress:
If taken in the right amount, the molethi also helps to relax our nerves and reduce stress.
6. Promote healthy skin:
Mulethi also helps reduce skin hyperpigmentation. It is also an emollient that may help maintain healthy glowing skin.
Molethe Dosage: How to Include Molethe in Your Winter Diet:
Celebrity dietitian Lovenet Batra also talked about how to include mullithi in your winter diet to get the most out of it. According to her, one can include it in the form of a mulethi tea for general benefit. Lovenett wrote in her post: “You can get a molethe by taking a 3-4 inch piece of molethi and boiling it in water. Drink an empty stomach in the morning and feel the difference.”
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