Herb

Haritaki

English – Myrobalan   

Hindi – Harad (हरड )

Sanskrit – Abhaya

Latin – Terminalia chebula

 

 

General Description –

A moderate or large sized deciduous tree, its bark is dark brown with shallow vertical cracks. Fruit is yellowish brown, ovoid, 25-35 mm long, 12-25 mm wide, wrinkled and ribbed longitudinally, pericarp non-adherent to the seed, taste astringent.

Useful in-

Laxative, stomachic, carminative, eye diseases, anaemia, dysentery, etc.

Used in-

Triphala

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