Mulethi Tea Is The Best Tea To Drink In The Winter
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The winter season is a wonderful time, with a nip in the air, snow falling, and children waiting for Santa Claus to come and give them gifts. However, with the cooler weather comes a slew of health issues, such as colds, coughs, and stomach problems.

Besides conventional medicine, turmeric, pepper, ginger, tulsi, and mulethi are widely used traditional spices and herbs to keep winter-induced sicknesses at bay.  

What is Mulethi?

"Glycyrrhiza glabra" is the scientific name of mulethi. Together, "glykos" and "rhiza" mean "sweet root" in Greek. Mulethi is also known as 'liquorice'. This plant grows to about one meter in height and is found in hot and dry regions like Asia, most of India, and southern Europe.,Mulethi sweetens 40 to 50 times better than sugar yet helps manage blood sugar levels. The alluring aroma of the liquorice plant is created by the biochemical 'anethole' compound while its sugary flavor is due to the presence of glycyrrhizin compound. It is used in food, candies, tobacco, and other products as a flavoring agent because of its sweet aroma. Mulethi is abundant in anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties due to the presence of glycyrrhizin in it. 

The sweet root contains a bunch of nutrients, including glycyrrhizin, anethole, potassium, vitamins, iodine, sterilized flavonoids, resins, etc. It is the solution to most health problems because it delivers antioxidants to the body, which keeps it healthy, youthful, and energetic. 

Mulethi is great for the winter because it has a variety of benefits. Even though it can be found in dried, powdered, and even extract forms, the best way to enjoy it is by making herbal tea. And there’s an undeniable charm to sipping steaming hot cups of tea in the chill of winter, as the steam wafts in front of us, ephemeral tendrils of warmth skimming our faces in the cold air. Here are some of the benefits of adding mulethi to your tea to help you maintain your health throughout the year: 

Benefits of drinking Mulethi Tea

1.    Prevents cough and cold

Mulethi is known for its ability to alleviate respiratory infections during the winter, when other respiratory infections are common. It also helps alleviate asthmatic symptoms, as it has bronchodilating properties. 

2.    Better digestion

In addition to causing constipation, indigestion, heartburn, and acidity, the cold season could also upset one’s digestive process, according to research. When consumed, the glycyrrhizin and carbenoxolone present in liquorice root act as a mild laxative to stimulate proper bowel movements in order to relieve the stomach. 

3.    Reduces bad cholesterol

Mulethi contains antioxidants that help dilate blood vessels and prevent fat accumulation in arteries and veins. Besides, liquorice has pancreatic lipase inhibitory activity that reduces triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol.

4.    Relieves menstrual cramps and menopause condition

Liquorice has anti-cramping properties and may also help manage menstrual discomfort in women. In addition, menopausal hot flashes, sleeplessness, and mood swings are said to be reduced by liquorice's anti-inflammatory properties. 

5.    Relief from inflammatory diseases

Mulethi may be used to treat or find relief from inflammatory diseases, including arthritis, kidney, and liver disorders. The herb’s anti-inflammatory and antiapoptotic capacities help to preserve liver health and improve the condition of arthritis too. 

6.    Better oral health

Liquorice extract is also an effective antimicrobial agent that helps maintain good oral health. Cavities, tooth decay, and swollen gums are all prevented by it.  

7.    Helps build immunity

Mulethi generates white blood cells that help protect the body from germs, allergens, pollutants, and auto-immune diseases by fighting them. 

If you’re convinced that you should start having Mulethi tea for your health, here’s a recipe to make Mulethitea, which is packed with healthy benefits: 


    Two cups of water 

    One teaspoon of mulethipowder  

    Tea leaves  

    Half a teaspoon of honey  

    A half-inch of ginger root 

    Half a teaspoon of pepper powder 

How to make this tea:

    Add the water in a pan and place on a medium heat. 

    Add the mulethi, ginger, and black pepper powder and allow it to boil. 

    Add the tea leaves to the mixture and let it boil for a few more minutes. 

    Turn the flame of the fire off and strain out the tea. 

    Add honey as per taste and mix well. 

How to store Mulethi powder

Mulethi powder should be kept in a cool, dry place after opening the box. Nevertheless, the powder should be stored in airtight containers to stay fresh. 

Where can I buy Mulethi powder?

Mulethi powder can be bought from online e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon, etc. It costs Rs 120 for a 100-gram pack.