Yashtimadhu Oil

Yashtimadhu oil, also known as Licorice oil, is an Ayurvedic herbal oil prepared using Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) as the primary ingredient. Here’s a detailed description:


  • Yashtimadhu (Licorice): This herb is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and soothing properties. It is commonly used in Ayurvedic formulations for its skin benefits.

Base Oil:

  • Sesame oil or coconut oil is often used as the base oil for preparing Yashtimadhu oil. These oils are chosen for their nourishing and hydrating properties.


  • The root of Yashtimadhu is processed with the chosen base oil through a specific Ayurvedic procedure, often involving heating and infusion.

Therapeutic Uses:

  1. Skin Conditions: Yashtimadhu oil is renowned for its ability to soothe various skin conditions. It is used in cases of itching, inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, and other dermatological issues.
  2. Anti-inflammatory: The oil’s active compounds help reduce inflammation and redness associated with skin disorders.
  3. Antimicrobial: It may have properties that inhibit the growth of certain harmful microorganisms on the skin.
  4. Moisturizing: The oil helps in keeping the skin hydrated, making it beneficial for dry and irritated skin.
  5. Wound Healing: It is used to promote wound healing and alleviate discomfort associated with minor cuts and abrasions.
  6. Sunburn Relief: Due to its soothing properties, it may offer relief from sunburns and other forms of skin irritation caused by sun exposure.


  • Yashtimadhu oil is typically applied topically on the affected area. It’s advised to warm the oil slightly before application for better absorption.


  • Although Yashtimadhu is generally considered safe for external use, it’s crucial to ensure that the oil is sourced from a reputable supplier to guarantee purity and quality.

Note: The information provided here is based on traditional uses and should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult a healthcare practitioner or Ayurvedic expert before incorporating Yashtimadhu oil into your healthcare regimen.

It is used in Nasya treatment – one of the Panchakarma therapy. It is prepared according to the reference of Bhaishajya Ratnavali.

Herbal plants and other ingredients used in the  preparation of Yashtimadhu Oil

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