Haritaki has many Healing properties

Manifesting powers
Manifesting powers

Haritaki has been shown to have anti-cancerm anti-bacterial, anti-fungal,  and anti-spasmodic properties

Research is showing that haritaki has an ever increasing list of healing properties, caused by the extensive list of “Anti” properties in the haritaki.

I found this list very interesting:

Non-clinical studies: Antibacterial, anticancer, antifungal, anti-mutagenic, antispasmodic, cytotoxic, cardio-tonic, hypolipidemic, hypotensive, immunosupresasant and prokinetic.

  1. Sohni and Bhatt (1996) reported antiprotozoal activity of a combination of Terminalia chebula, Boerhavia diffusa, Berberis aristata, Tinospora cordifolia and Zingiber officinale.)
  2. Jagtap and Karkera (1999) reported antibacterial activity of an aqueous extract of chebula against Streptococcus mutans.
  3. Phadke and Kulkarni (1989) reported antibacterial activity of crude extract of chebula against variety of pathogenic bacteria.
  4. Dutta et al (1998) reported antifungal activity of aqueous extract of chebula.
  5. Thakur et al (1988) reported hypolipidemic activity of chebula.


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Tamhane, M.D. et al., (1997): Effect of oral administration of Terminalia chebula on gastric emptying: an experimental study. J Postgrad Med 1997; 43:12-3.

Wadher SJ, Puranik M, Yeole PG, Lokhande CS. Determination of ethanol in abhayarishta by gas chromatography. Indian J Pharm Sci 2007; 69:152-4.

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