How wonderful would it be to have enough delicious goodies all at one go without having an upset stomach??
Now just think of all the discomforts that you face on occasional episodes of unhealthy meals often back to back.
A good trouble-free digestive metabolism is necessary to enhance the entire well-being of the body.
It is no doubt that the overall wellbeing of the body comes with a well-established, good digestive fire. And to achieve this the proper maintenance of dietary regulations along with some herbal support is necessary.
A unique medicinal herb that can support the Gastrointestinal System with its proper functioning is Licorice. Confused?? Well! Then Don’t Be; the Licorice going to be discussed here is not the confectionary that we have nibbled on as kids, but a herb Glycyrrhiza glabra commonly called sweet wood.
This small perennial shrub, which grows up to five feet tall, is native to Egypt, belongs to the Fabaceae family and is called Yastimadu or Madhukam in Ayurveda.”
“Yashti” stands for “root” and “Madhu” for “sweet” literally meaning sweet root. Its botanical name is also derived from the same background, where “Glykas” stands for sweet and “rhiza” for root, “glabra” stands for smooth and hairless.
The real goodness of the plant lies within its extensive root system. Moreover, its stem is also used for medicinal purposes.
According to ancient Egyptian belief, Licorice helps to bring prosperity and sweetness in the afterlife and many tombs divulge its presence. This plant has been used across Asia and Europe for years and it’s secure to say that it’s an all-time favorite herb of physicians due to its vast extent of properties.
In Indian traditional medicine, Licorice is used in the treatments of Swara Bheda (Hoarseness of voice) and Hikka ( Hiccup). Licorice has a long tradition of therapeutic use in Siddha and Unani branches of medicine as well.
In the present day herbal extracts of Licorice have been used in many harmonious Ayurvedic single drug and multi-drug formulations, to serve the needs of the emerging population and its new necessities.
The chemical constituents present in Yastimadhu are:
3. Glycyrrhizic acid
5. Licorice acid
Licorice According to Ayurveda
Licorice belongs to Jeevaniya gana (Rejuvenating group of medicine) according to Caraka Samhitha. It has Sheeta (cold) potency with Guru (heavy) Snigdha (moist) property. A perfect combination that can help lower Dushita Pachana pitta (vitiated pitta dosha responsible for digestive fire) and helps support the normal functioning complete Gastrointestinal System.
This demulcent property of Licorice helps to create an Avarana (covering) around the Oesophagus in conditions of acid reflux or heartburn and thus supports to coat the stomach and throat and is a well-known herb for stomach health. It also supports healthy elimination.
Licorice is used as a Yogavahi or bio-enhancer in Ayurvedic formulations to increase the efficacy and synergy between different herbs. Licorice supports a healthy digestive function and soothes the stomach because of its inherent alkalinity. As it is Sattvic or endowed with qualities of purity and balance, it calms the mind and promotes emotional well-being.
Kerala Ayurveda’s Organic Licorice
Kerala Ayurveda Licorice is the most assured supplement that can wind up all your anxiety about your gastrointestinal problems and helps to coat the stomach and helps to support acid reflux naturally.
Kerala Ayurveda’s Licorice uses Organic Licorice Root extract. It is a daily consumable, gluten-free, USDA organic, 100% vegan product. It has no added Wheat, Soy, Corn, or Dairy products.
Why don’t we check out the mystical health benefits of the herb Licorice?
Helps with an upset Stomach
As mentioned in Charaka Samhitha, food that is consumed as Virudha (Non-conducive respective to the seasons, age, digestive capacity, etc.) is the reason for the difficulties in the stomach including stomach upsets, gurgling sounds from the bowel, and feeling of satire with just a morsel of food.
The Madhura Vipaka (Sweet metabolic end effect) of Licorice helps to correct the metabolic changes that result due to Virudha and is thus traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicines for digestion problems.
Helps with occasional Heartburn and Indigestion
According to Ayurveda, Pachaka Pitta (Pitta responsible for digestive function) is physiologically mentioned to govern normal digestion. Excessive consumption of Katu-Amla (Hot and Tangy) flavor disturbs the balance of Pachaka Pitta increasing its fluidity. The increased concentrations of Pachaka pitta (which may be correlated to acid production in the stomach) tend to regurgitate to the Oesophagus causing occasional Heartburn.
The Sheeta property (Cooling action) of this herb curbs this abrasive effect of Pachaka pitta and helps support occasional heartburn and Indigestion.
Supports in normal Gastrointestinal Metabolism
Our incite to eat is the end product from the signals received from the enteric nervous system. Isoliquiritigenin a flavonoid present in the roots of Licorice is found to have hepatoprotective action1 i.e; it has the ability to avoid tissue level damage that maybe be caused as a result of heat generated from gastrointestinal complaints that arise due to untimely food habits.
Licorice supports to slow down the intensive actions of Gastrointestinal Tract and supports normal Gastrointestinal mechanisms.
How to Employ this Capsule?
Adults can consume one caplet before meals or as per the advice of a healthcare provider. Kerala Ayurveda Licorice includes:
Caplet (Size) : 60
Supply ( months) : 2
Supports normal Bowel Mechanism
The normal bowel movements are regulated by smooth muscles present in the intestine. Iso-liquiritin the same flavonoid mentioned above isolated from the roots, of Licorice also has the ability to regulate the functioning of smooth muscles present in the large intestine responsible for these movements, and thus provide smooth bowel support.
Provides Digestive Support
Kleda (Moistening and disintegration property) property of Glycyrrhiza glabra is responsible for this noteworthy benefit. The perfect balance between ushna ( hotness) and kleda( moistness) is necessary for proper digestion, absorption, and assimilation of the digestive end products.
Licorice has the Kledaka guna (ability to generate moisture) which helps in stimulating normal mucus secretion which supports indigestion naturally.
Provides support in strengthening the body
According to Ayurveda, Licorice has Madhura vipaka (sweet metabolic end product of digestion) and its herbal extracts stimulate the production of Ojas (Quantum of immunity) and normalises the content of Kapha dosha which is responsible for providing physical strength. Moreover it has Balya property or ability to bring robustness to the body as it’s Prabhava karma (a special action exhibited by the drug).
Kerala Ayurveda’s Organic Licorice is a herbal capusle for supporting normal gastrointestinal health and it consists of:
Organic Licorice root extract : 375 mg
Glycyrrhizin : 20%
Your health is our foremost concern
All the below-mentioned categories of individuals are requested to take the advice of a health care provider before having to devour Kerala Ayurveda’s Licorice.
· People consuming other Anticoagulant drugs,
· People diagnosed with Hypokalemia
· People under medication for Hypertension
· People diagnosed with Arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm)
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Ayurveda and Stomach Health
Ayurveda and Stomach Health
Our diet is for sure the primary reasons for having stomach upsets, sour belches, that weird feeling of pungency at the back of your throat, constant bowel irritations, nausea which may accumulate and result in many sleepless nights.
In this fast paced life it is not completely possible to keep track of our dietary habits and, to keep a check on the level of Virudha (Incompatible foods), that we consume per day or even per meal. But despite all these; if a herb could remarkably help us to support the functioning of gastrointestinal mechanisms without having our constant effort, How amazing is that?!
An elixir herb born with congenital abilities to help us support normal acid metabolism all naturally, and maintain a proper balance between the Kleda (Ability to moisten and disintegrate food ) and Ushna(hot and penetrating) properties, well! Yeah, IT IS POSSIBLE TO FIND ONE SUCH!!
This sensational product has the ability to help you overcome your anxieties, related to indigestion, improper bowels, and much more. So what are you waiting for, get yourself this fabulous remedy now and try for yourself to experience its magic!