English Name:- Beleric
Botanical Name:- Terminalia belerica
Parts- Used:- Fruits (Cotyledons inside
Habit:- A big deciduous tree with bluish
or ashy—grey bark, leaves crowded at the end of the branches, flowers on 2-3
inch long spikes.
Taste:- Astringent- Bitter
Chemical Constituents:- Fruits Contains-
Beta-sitosterol, Gallic acid, Ellagic acid, Chebulagic acid, Galloyl, Glucose,
Many free sugars, Manitol, Galactose Fructose Rhamnose, Glucoside,
(Belericannin) Fatty acids; Seeds contain- Protein and Oxalic acid.
Actions:- Astringent, Laxative,
Bronchial Sedative, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive.
Used In:- Cough, Asthma, Anorexia,
Vomiting, Arthritis, General debility. Throat disorder, Fever, Epilepsy,
Spleenomegaly, Piles, Diarrhoea, Leprosy, Brain tonic.
Benefits of Baheda:-
• Beleric is a rejuvenative and
laxative. It proves beneficial for hair, throat and eyes.
• Beleric sed oil or fruit paste is
applied on swollen and painful parts.
• The seed oil gives excellent results
in skin diseases and premature graying of hair.
• Fruit pieces are baked and chewed for
cough, cold, hoarseness of voice and asthma.
• Beleric fruit is powered and used to
dress wounds to arrest the bleeding.
• Beleric fruits and kernels are used in
making medicated hair oil, used to alleviate pain and burning sensation, boost
hair growth and impart black color to hair.
• The paste of the fruit is applied on
the eyelids, in case of conjunctivitis.
• The herb is used in various eye
ailments, such as myopia, corneal opacity, pterigium, immature cataract,
chronic and acute infective conditions.
• Beleric helps in loss of appetite,
flatulence, thirst, piles and worms.
• The ripened fruit act as an astringent
• The decoction of the kernels is used
in case of excessive thirst and vomiting.
• Beleric plant alleviates cough,
relieves blocked phlegm, controls bleeding in the sputum and eases
• It prevents ageing, imparts longevity,
boosts immunity, improves mental faculties and enhances the body resistance
• It helps in lowering cholesterol and
• Combination of ‘Bibhitaki’,
‘mHaritaki’ and ‘Amla’ is known as ‘Triphala’ which is rejuvenative.
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.