March 18 , 2023
- 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.