When you have a sore throat, you can chew on Liquorice Root (mulethi sticks) for speedy relief. Liquorice Root is used to relieve the symptoms of cough, bronchitis and to also reduce the effects of chronic asthma.
Liquorice root is said to boost immunity, on account of the enzymes it harbours. These enzymes trigger the production of lymphocytes and macrophages which are your body's first line of defence against microbes, pollutants and allergens. Macrophages digest everything from cell debris, viruses or bacteria, malignant cells and all sorts of foreign matter. A sub-type of macrophage cells promotes regeneration processes and supports wound healing.
Boil the root to make a decoction if you are feeling nauseous or are facing an imminent cold. Liquorice tea is also ideal for preserving dental hygiene- a brisk gargle with the cooled decoction keeps your mouth fresh for long.