Haritaki, is the fruit of tree called Terminalia chebula, that grows in the forests of India and Sri Lanka. According to folklore legends, is directly getting his roots from Amrit (the Eternal Nectar), from which one drop fell to the ground from the sky, and the tree was born.
Due to its medicinal properties, Haritaki is one of the mostly used medicines in the Tibetan traditional medicine, where the seed of this plant is considered for universal medicine. It is believed to cure blindness and prevents the growth of malignant tumors. Indians call it the “divine fruit” and “medicine that rejects all diseases”.
Haritaki has strong antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal effect. It is commonly used as a powder. It helps with painful urination and kidney stones, untreated chronic fever and cough caused by flu or virus infection.
It is also helpful against spermatorrhoea, leukotirea in men and in women. Extract of Haritaki is used to treat hepatitis. Moreover, the extract helps in the treatment of wounds in the mouth, inflammation of mucous and gums, and sore throat.
This plant is known for its beneficial effect on the entire digestive system. It belongs to a group of natural remedies with prokinetic effects, which have positive impact on the natural rhythm of the stomach and intestines and it is increasing the speed of theirs discharge. It helps in the treatment of anorexia, because it naturally stimulatesÂ the appetite.
Due to its laxative effect, it helps with constipation and bloating and prevents intestinal spasms.
It protects the body from harmful substances, stimulates the secretion of excess fluids and helps in cleaning the digestive system and urinary tract. Harataki also reduces the accumulation of lipids in the blood and liver, because it has a beneficial effect on the entire cardiovascular system.
Thanks to the healthy fatty acids in its composition, it helps in reducing high blood pressure and improves heart function. Long-term use of Haritaki helps to achieve ideal body weight, because it increase the speed of excretion of harmful substances from the body and stimulates digestion.
That is why it is considered as an ideal natural way of losing weight. Successfully treats skin diseases, like allergies, hives, skin rash and other skin problems. It can be used to disinfect wounds, healing acne’s and restore damaged or defective tissues.
Although used as a universal cure, Haritaki is not recommended to be used by pregnant women and people that are dehydrated or exhausted.