Brief Introduction of Haritaki
Haritaki English name is Chebulic Myrobalan, its scientific name is Terminalia Chebula, and some other common names are Harad, myrobalan, kadukkai, karakkaya and kadukka. It is indigenous to India, there is a proverb that says, “If one bites a piece of Haritaki every day after a meal and swallows its juice, he will remain free from all diseases.”
The Terminalia Chebula contains an astringent substance, it also contains tannic acid, gallic acid, resin, and some purgative principles of the nature of anthraquinone. It is found throughout India, in deciduous forests and areas of rainfall.
Purpose of this Post
The purpose of this post is to cover all the FAQs related to Haritaki / Terminalia Chebula, which have been asked multiple times by our customers and on other social platforms. About the uses, benefits, side effects, and so on. Although we have replied to each question personally, we have also posted a detailed article on Chebulic Myrobalan in Yipisale Herbs Powder Blog Section.
We all know that in this fast-paced life people don’t have time to read the whole post or sometimes they are searching for specific questions. That's why we realized that replying to the same question every time is not the best practice, why don't we make a FAQs blog post on Haritaki / Terminalia Chebula and share it on Yipisale, so that it can help the customers in their purchase. We have done lots of effort to collect valuable questions from our customers, health experts, and marketplaces, and included them in this post.
This post will help to save your time and effort, you can check the question list and get the answer without much effort.
FAQs and Facts List of Terminalia Chebula / Harad
- What is the English name of haritaki?
- Which part of Terminalia chebula is used?
- Is haritaki and Triphala the same?
- What is Terminalia chebula used for?
- What are the benefits of harad?
- Is kadukkai good for the skin?
- Does kadukkai help in weight loss?
- Does harad remove dark circles?
- Is haritaki good for hair growth?
- Is haritaki good for the eyes?
- Is haritaki good for the piles?
- Can we take Haritaki daily?
- Can we take haritaki on an empty stomach?
- What is the best time to take haritaki?
- How to take Terminalia Chebula?
- Why buy Terminalia Chebula Powder from Yipisale?
FAQs Answers List
Q - What is the English name of haritaki?
Haritaki English name is Chebulic Myrobalan, the scientific name is Terminalia Chebula, some other common names are are Harad, myrobalan, kadukkai, karakkaya and kadukka.
Q - Which part of Terminalia chebula is used?
Terminalia chebula fruit is used in Ayurveda for the treatment of various ailments, the unripe fruit is green in color and used for making juices, the fully ripe fruit is yellow in color and used in making pickles. The dried harad fruit is black in color, and its powder is used in Ayurveda for various ailments.
Q - Is haritaki and Triphala the same?
Haritaki and Triphala both are different, Haritaki is the Sanskrit name of Terminalia chebula / Harad, and it is used in Ayurveda and culinary for various purposes. Triphala is a mixture of three herbs: Harad, Bibhitaki, and Amla, it is a powerful herbal remedy and used in Ayurveda since ancient times.
Q - What is Terminalia chebula used for?
Terminalia Chebula is a “king of all Herbs”, physician in ancient India used this herb to treat diarrhea, dysentery, heartburn, flatulence, dyspepsia, liver, and spleen disorders, it is also used in Ayurveda for making Triphala Chrun.
Q - What are the benefits of harad?
Harad has many medical virtues because of its mild, safe, and efficacious laxative, it has a high value of vitamin C. Here are some health benefits:
- It neutralizes the acidity
- Reduces asthmatic tendencies
- Gives relief from constipation
- It is an effective remedy for diarrhea and dysentery
- Gives relief from eye congestion, swelling, and inflammation.
- Treating Mumps
- It is a popular medicine for oral inflammation.
- It is highly beneficial in piles.
Q - Is kadukkai good for the skin?
Kadukkai or Haritaki is good for skin disorders like chronic ulcers, wounds, scalds, acne, scar, and pimples. A fine powder of the fruit mixed with carrion oil made from animal fat makes an excellent ointment for burns and scalds.
Q - Does kadukkai help in weight loss?
Kadukkai or Haritaki helps in weight loss, it is useful in correcting disordered processes of nutrition by which the organism ingests, digest, absorb, utilize, and excretes food substance and restores the normal functioning of the system. The combination of diet, exercise, and Kadukkai, helps to reduce weight.
Q - Does harad remove dark circles?
Harad or Haritaki helps to absorb and utilize all the nutrition, vitamins, and minerals from the food, that help to strengthen and rejuvenate the whole body. It is also known as Inknut powder which helps to reduce dark circles and is useful for skin.
Q - Is haritaki good for hair growth?
Haritaki is useful as a hair tonic, Indian women use it to blacken their grey hair, haritaki paste with coconut oil gives vitality to hair.
Q - Is haritaki good for the eyes?
Haritaki is good for eye disorders like swelling, inflammation and eye congestion, a dilute decoction of chebulic myroblan is used as an eye wash.
Q - Is haritaki good for the piles?
Haritaki is a popular remedy for piles, it helps to normalize bowel movement in the morning and its astringent property heals the pile’s masses.
Q - Can we take Haritaki daily?
Yes, Haritaki can be used daily but in the suggested dose by an Ayurvedic doctor, an overdose may cause some health problems. 5-10 grams powder of Haritaki can be taken daily, consult the doctor if someone has any medical history or is on any medication.
Q - Can we take haritaki on an empty stomach?
It totally depends upon the purpose of taking Hartaki, it can be taken before or after a meal, as per the aliment cure and suggested by an Ayurvedic doctor.
Q - What is the best time to take haritaki?
The best time to take Haritaki is dependent upon the purpose and suggested by the Ayurvedic doctor, the general recommendations are: For Acidity and heartburn - Take Haritaki at night after the meal. For Constipation and Piles – Take bedtime after a meal.
Q - How to take Terminalia Chebula?
Dosage and uses are dependent upon the health problems and conditions or as recommended by an Ayurvedic doctor. The general recommended dosage is 5-10 grams of harad powder twice a day.
Here are some tips to use Haritaki Powder
- Mix Terminalia chebula powder with coconut oil or goat milk and apply it to wound and skin problems.
- Mix Terminalia chebula powder with ghee and consume 1 tsp daily is helpful in joint pain and arthritis.
- Taking 1 tsp of Haritaki powder with clarified butter or ghee with rock sugar helps to control dysentery problems.
- For constipation and piles problems, take 3-4 grams of Harad Churn with jaggery powder gives relief.
- Rub the Haritaki churn on gums, gives relief from pyorrhea.
Q – What are the Side Effects of Terminalia Chebula / Haritaki Powder?
All Ayurveda herbs are safe to use, they don’t have any side effects if they are taken under the suggested dose, here are some general recommendations.
- Over dosages of Terminalia chebula may cause dehydration, diarrhea, and fatigue.
- Do not take Terminalia chebula if you are on diabetes medication, consult the doctor first.
- If you are going for any medical surgery, then stop taking harad powder before a week of surgery.
- Do not take harad in fever, mensuration, or underweight.
Q - Why buy Haritaki Powder from Yipisale?
About the Product
Buying Haritaki powder from Yipisale is worthwhile, we have used the best quality Haritaki Fruit, sundried, and ground them only on an order basis so that our customers get the fresh batch every time. We used a zip and airlock reusable pouch to avoid air contamination.
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