Botanical name – Terminalia chebula
Family name – Combrataceae
English name – Chebulic Myrobalan
Common name – Harad, Haritaki
Synonyms – Abhaya, Avyatha, Pathya, Kapastha, Pootana, Chetaki, Sreyasi, Shiva
Habit – Perennial plant.
Useful Parts: Fruit
Common Uses: digestive, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, cardiotonic, aphrodisiac and restorative properties. It is additionally beneficial in flatulence, constipation, piles, cough, fevers and colds.
Indications – It is used externally in oedema, eye disorders and disorders of throat. It is used internally in pain, flatulence, abdominal tumor, duodenal disorders, haemorrhoids, jaundice, spleenomegaly, anemia, emaciation, cardiac disorders, hoarseness of voice, rhinitis, cough, dyspnoea, diabetes, skin disorders, leucorrhea, skin disorders, disorders of head, eye disorders, chronic fever.
Products description – It is a main ingredient in Haritaki Vati, Triphala Vati, Rasayana Prash, Kaishore Guggul Tablets, Sinhanaad Guggul, Saptamrit Lauh, Bhringraj Oil, Triphala Ghee and Shirashulahar Yog.