HARITAKE FRUIT POWDER (Terminalia chebula) aka - Chebulic Myrobalm Haritaki fruit comes from a medium to large-sized tree distributed throughout tropical and sub-tropical Asia. Named after the Hindu god Hara (Shiva), it brings fearlessness in the face of death and disease, and purifies the mind of its attachments. Haritaki contains every taste except salty, and has a warming energy. It is a ‘rasayana’ for Vata, but balances all three Doshas. Widely used in Tibetan medicine, it is called the “king of herbs.” Since Vata promotes constipation, the gentle laxative qualities of Haritaki are perfect for balancing that Dosha. Haritaki fruit is very sweet, making it an excellent choice as a laxative in weak or elderly patients. It nourishes the brain and nerves. Haritaki enhances digestion and is a Madhya treatment that sharpens the senses. It displays alterative, astringent, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, anodyne, cardiotonic, laxative, anti-septic, and anti-emetic properties. Haritaki’s astringent and anti-microbial properties also make it an effective tooth powder or mouthwash in periodontal disease, or even for daily use.
Haritake Fruit Powder
- Actions: Tonic, astringent, laxative, nervine, expectorant, anthelmintic, rejuvanitive Used for preventing: • Cough/Hoarse voice • Asthma • Vomiting • Hemorrhoids • Constipation/Diarrhea • Abdominal Distention • Parasitic Infection • Jaundice • Spleen Disease • Tumors • Heart Disease • Nervous disorders Preparation and dose: Decoction, powder = 250 – 500 mg