Chabulic Myrobalans (Haritaki)
English Name:- Chabulic Myrobalans.
Botanical Name:- Terminalia Chebula
Habit:- A large deciduous tree with dark
brown bark, young arts covered with rusty hairs, Leaves are rough; flowers
small creamish yellow.
Chemical Constituents:- Fruits contain:-
Tannic acid, Gallic acid, Chebulinic acid, Mucilage, Glycoside (Anthroquinine),
Carbohydrates, Amino acids, hoshoric acid, Succinic acid, Seeds contain:- Oil.
Actions:- Digestive, Laxative,
Stomachic, Rejuvenator, Anti-inflammatory.
Used In:- Constipation, Cough,
Haemorrhoid, Skin disease, Asthma, Dysentery, Uterine debility, Anemia,
Headache, Diabetese, Leaucoderma; Trifala: A mixture of Harad, Behad &
Anvla: Appitizer, Tonic, used in: Malaria and Eye infections.
Main Usages Of Chabulic Myrobalans:-
Haritaki has laxative,
rejuvenative, purgative, astringent and dry proerties.
The paste of it’s fruit
is effective in reducing swelling, hastening the healing process and cleansing
the wounds and ulcers.
The paste gives relief
to the eyelids, in case of conjunctivitis.
Gargling with haritaki
decoction helps in stomatitis, oral ulcers and sore throat.
It serves as a good
astringent for loose gums, bleeding and ulceration in gums.
The herb is used in
preparing trifala that is used for hair wash, brush teeth in pyorrhea and treat
Regular consumption of
haritaki powder, fried in ghee, promotes longevity and boosts energy.
It responds well to
gastrointestinal ailments, tumors, ascites, piles, enlargement of liver-
spleen, worms and colitis.
Powered haritaki, mixed
with jaggery, works well in gout.
Its powder when mixed
with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia.
Haritaki is combined with sunthi powder and
given with hot water to lighten asthma and hiccups.
Its decoction when taken
along with honey is of great help in hepatitis and obesity.
The herb improve memory
and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones.
Haritaki helps in
improving appetite and helps in digestion.
It is a good nervine and
helps in nervous weakness and nervous irritability and promotes the receiving
power of the five senses.
Since it is
anti-inflammatory and astringent, it is helpful in uretural discharges like
spermatorrhea and vaginal discharges like Leucorrhea.
Information on the
traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for
educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has
been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and
properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any
serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner
before self administering this herb.