Terminalia chebula is medium to large sized deciduous tree growing up to height of 25-30mt and diameter of trunk of this tree is 1mt. Fruit of this plant is ovoid drupe, broad, blackish and have five longitudinal ridges. Haritaki is one main key ingredient in triphala and famous rejuvenating herb.
|OTHER NAME||:||Haritaki, Harade, ,Chebulic Myrobalan, Black Myrobalan|
|BOTANICAL NAME||:||Terminalia chebula|
The main constituents are anthraquinone glycoside, chebulinic acid, tannic acid (20%–40%), and vitamin C in fruits. Arachidic, behenic, linoleic, palmitic, and stearic acids are also found in
The Harad fruit is antiseptic, diuretic, astringent, cardiotonic, and febrifuge in action. It is a safe and effective purgative, laxative, and alterative. It is an important ingredient of ‘triphala’, an Ayurvedic formulation used in the treatment of constipation, colic pain and kidney dysfunctions, eye diseases, and sore throat.