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Arabic Name : Haleelaj, Ahleelaj, Ihleelaj
Bengali Name : Haritaki, Hora
Chinese Name : He zi
English Name : Chebulic Myrobalan
French Name : Bad amier Chébule, Myrobalan Myrobalan chébule
German Name : Chebulische Myrobalane
Gujarati Name : Hirdo, Himaja, Pilo-Harda, Hardo
Hindi Name : Harad, Har
Kannada Name : Anelekai, Har
Kashmiri Name : Halela
Latin name : Terminalia chebula Retz.
Marathi Name : Hirda, Haritaki, Harda, Hireda
Persian Name : Halela
Punjabi Name : Halela, Harar, Haser
Sanskrit Name : Haritaki
Urdu Name : Halela
They are of three kinds namely black (Siah), brown (Kabuli) and yellow (Zard). The fruits have acrid, adaptogen, alterative, anodyne, anthelmintic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cardiotonic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, mild laxative, nervine, purgative, rejuvenative, stomachic, thermogenic and tonic properties. Due to its gentle non-habit-forming laxative action it helps in smooth evacuation without excessively irritating the colon. It is an effective purgative and helps in removing toxins and fats from the body, resulting in their reduced absorption. Useful in excessive vaginal discharges and painful menstruation. It is also useful as a blood purifier, in headaches, as a rejuvenator and beneficial for promoting healthy and lustrous skin. It is also good for hair. Also useful in spermatorrhoea and bleeding piles.
Recommended Dosage: 3 to 6 g powder of dried mature fruits.
Contraindication: The fruit has no known warnings or contraindications.