TNPSC Thervupettagam

Mulethi cultivation

March 18 , 2023 6 days 98 0
  • Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in India to start the organized commercial cultivation of Licorice (Mulethi).
  • Mulethi' (glycyrrhiza glabra) is not only used as a spice but also in ayurvedic medicines.
  • The presence of glycyrrhizin, which is 50 times sweeter than sucrose, gives the roots a sweet flavour.
  • In this, Antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties are present.
  • Presently, it is largely imported from other countries.

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