Terminalia Myrobalan (Terminalia Chebula)
Terminalia chebula is called the "king of medicines" in Tibet and is one of the prime Ayurvedic herbs due to its extraordinary healing powers. It is the dried fruit from the Terminalia chebula tree, also referred to as Haritaki. Terminalia chebula fruit is considered to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is known to promote tissue growth and health.
The fruit is commonly used for digestive complaints. Traditionally, it is found in natural colon cleansers and used to address constipation, digestive disorders, irregular fevers, flatulence, ulcers, vomiting, colic, and haemorrhoids. It may also help with other gastrointestinal ailments such as tumours, haemorrhoids, enlargement of the liver or spleen, worms, colitis, and food poisoning.
In addition to its digestive benefits, the fruit is also a good source of vitamin C and the minerals selenium, potassium, manganese, iron and copper and antioxidants.
Modern research has found that Terminalia has a strong effect against the herpes simplex virus and exhibits strong cardio tonic properties.
How to Take Terminalia Chebula Fruit? You’ can find this herb in a variety of forms from known as haritaki powder, capsules, and tablets to the dried fruit.