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Ingredient Name : Terminalia chebula Retz.

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.