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Beleric Myrobalans/Beddanut/Baheda

English Name:- Beleric Myrobalans/Beddanut

Botanical Name:- Terminalia belerica Roxb.


Parts- Used:- Fruits (Cotyledons inside the Endocarp)

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.

Uses & 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 and anti-diarrheal.
  • 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 bronchospasms.
  • It prevents ageing, imparts longevity, boosts immunity, improves mental faculties and enhances the body resistance against diseases.
  • It helps in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Combination of ‘Bibhitaki’, ‘mHaritaki’ and ‘Amla’ is known as ‘Triphala’ which is rejuvenative.


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.

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