Scientific Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Family: Fabaceae


Mulethi is a perennial herb with a woody taproot, reaching up to 1 meter in height. It has compound leaves and purple to pale blue flowers in a spikelike inflorescence.

Chemical Constituents:

The major active compound is glycyrrhizin, which imparts the characteristic sweet taste. Other constituents include flavonoids, chalcones, and saponins.


Ayurvedic properties:

1.Rasa (Taste): Madhura (Sweet)

2.Guna (Quality): Guru (Heavy), Snigdha (Unctuous)

3.Virya (Potency): Sheeta (Cooling)

4.Vata Dosha: Pacifying

5.Pitta Dosha: Pacifying

6.Kapha Dosha: Increasing (in excess)

This herb is widely used in traditional medicine. Its properties include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial effects. Mulethi may help soothe sore throats, alleviate digestive issues, and support respiratory health.


1.Respiratory Health: Mulethi is used to alleviate respiratory issues like cough and bronchitis.

2.Digestive Aid: It helps in soothing the digestive system and can be beneficial for conditions like acidity.

3.Anti-Inflammatory: The glycyrrhizin content contributes to its anti-inflammatory properties.

4.Adrenal Support: Known for supporting adrenal function and may help with stress.

5.Skin Health: Used topically, it may aid in skin conditions due to its anti-inflammatory and soothing effects.

6.Anti-ulcer: Mulethi may have a protective effect on the gastric mucosa, potentially useful in stomach ulcers.