is a herbaceous plant used primarily in Ayurveda. Haritaki is
described as the ‘remover of diseases’.
botanical name of haritaki is Terminalia chebula and it belongs
to family Combretaceae.
fruit is sweet, sour and astringent in taste, as well as
slightly bitter and pungent.
- The seven
types of haritaki fruit are Vijaya, Rohini, Putana, Amrita,
Abhaya, Jivanti, Chetaki.
chebula is a tree with a rounded crown and spreading branches.
chebula contains chebulagic, chebulinic acid and corilagin. Its
fruits have laxative, stomachic, tonic and alterative
- It can be
used for abdominal distention, constipation, flatulence, and
- It reduces
lipid deposits in the blood and liver. It is used with honey to
help reduce cholesterol.
is used both internally and externally to nourish the heart,
liver, and kidney, and to treat diseases of the eye.
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