Yastimadhu (Recipe)

Dried Licorice (Yashtimadhu/ Mulethi) roots: 500 g

Wash the roots thoroughly and sun-dry. Grind the roots using an electric mixer grinder to get a coarse powder. Store this powder in an air-tight glass container, for up to 6 months. You can add couple of tsp of Trikatu powder into Yashtimadhu powder.

Mix about ½ teaspoon of this powder with ½ cup milk and 1 cup of water, boil for 5 minutes with stirring, sieve and consume.


Consuming this milk twice daily after food, builds immunity. It helps regain strength during convalescence. It is a choice of adjuvant in the treatment of any illness that causes emaciation.

For children:
1-2 years: 4 teaspoons of milk
3-6 years: 4-6 teaspoons of milk
6-12 years: 1/8 cup
12 years +: ½ cup

Use daily for 3-6 months, if further needed, discontinue for a month and start again.

Author: Dr. Subrahmanya Kumar, Assistant Professor, CABHN

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