Haritaki is highly recommended for its powerful help with anti aging.
In the oldest book on the use of Indian herbs, the Charaka Samhita there is extensive information about anti aging and longevity.
The concept of anti aging is taken to another level in these texts, as the wording states that sages increased in youthfulness, and dropped disease and were able to live for literally hundreds of years in prime condition. This prime condition included every aspect of physical and mental and spiritual performance, including physical strength, strong mental capacity, and IQ and
The fourth Amalaka Rasayana:
By the following treatment [rasayana + the particular treatment described], the
sages regained youthfulness and attained disease-free life of many hundreds of years, and
endowed with the strength of physique, intellect and senses practiced penance with
Fruits of- amalaka, haritaki
Living for hundreds of years with Haritaki
This video, by a moden yogi, Paramahamsa Nithyananda, he speaks about the concept of anti aging and longevity.
He recommends that anyone seeking to develop anti aging and longeviety take Haritaki regularly. He recommends that we all consume at least 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon in the evening after food and just before bed.
There is ample evidence that in India yogis lived for hundreds or even thousands of years, shattering the concept of anti aging and pushing the limits of our understanding about longevity to the extreme. Nithyananda himself speaks of visiting villages where its occupants lived over 200 years. He speaks of meeting a elder who when asked about his age informed Nithyanada that he is 230 and a young man, as many villagers live much longer.
Haritaki in Ayurveda and anti aging
In the Ayurveda system of healing and medicine, there are ample references to the use of Haritaki in creating longevity and anti aging. The core books of Ayurveda were written up to 4000 years ago some researchers believe. Obviously the writers had access to great wisdom in order to see so clearly the workings of the human mind body system.