Terminalia chebula

Haritaki, Terminalia chebula, is a yogic super food known for it mystical properties
Haritaki, Terminalia Chebula, is a yogic super food known for it mystical properties

Terminalia chebula benefits

Terminalia chebula has a vast array of benefits. These benefits are listed on this web site under the Haritaki benefits link 

The Terminalia chebula Tree

The Terminalia chebula tree is part of the grouping of plants called  Myrobalans even though they are unrelated. Included in that group are the following trees: Cherry Plum, Amla, Arjuna, and Bahera.

Terminalia chebula is known as Haritaki in Sanskrit, and Hindi. Its English name is Chebulic Myrobalan, the Gujarathi name is Harade, theTamil name is Kadukkai, other Hindi names are Harad or Harade, the Kannada name is Alale, the Arabian name is Haleelaz, the Telugu name is Karakkaya, the Farsi name is Haleel, the Tibetan name is A-ru-ra, the Gujarat name is Himmej, the Chinese name is  诃子 or he zi, and the Assamese name is Xilikha. The references are all listed at the bottom of the page

The scientific classification is as follows:

Terminalia chebula is in the Order Myrtales; Family: Combretaceae, and Genus Terminalia

The Terminalia  chebula tree bears small fruits that are nut like, with ribs. These are harvested while still green, and then cured, pickled and boiled to make a preserve by adding jam sugar. The fruit is dried to make Haritaki powder. The seed is elliptical in shape with an abrasive feel.

Terminalia chebula Cultivation and Uses

There are seven different variations in the fruit that are recognized:

  1. Rohini
  2. Vijaya
  3. Putana
  4. chetaki
  5. amrita
  6. jivanti
  7. abhaya


The fruit comes from different regions, with the most favored coming from the Vindhya Range of West Central India. These are less angular and more round than other shapes (Srikanthamurthy 2001).

We have detailed the history and benefits of Haritaki elsewhere in this web site, here are the links to History, and Haritaki benefits

This video shows the seeds as they are being used for traditional medicine.

Here Are Some Of The Most Common Terminalia Chebula Uses:

Haritaki (Terminalia chebula ) for the brain

  • Increased consciousness
  • Increased intuitive ability
  • Massive increase in longevity and radiant health
  • Ability to transmit healing energy
  • Levitation
  • To see without the use of physical eyes
  • Super memory
  • Teleportation and materialization

Other uses of Haritaki (Terminalia chebula):

  • It has been effective in treating HIV
  • It is recommened to help with Diabetes
  • It is used to cleanse the body of mercury poisoning
  • It is used to cleanse the eyes of irritations and infections
  • It is used on the skin to heal rashes
  • Cuts and wounds heal faster and with less likelihood of infection when treated with either Haritaki powder or washed with Haritaki solution
  • It is recommended in the treatment of Crohn’s disease
  • It can be used as a douche to cleanse the colon
  • It can be used as a douche to cleanse the female reproductive system
  • It can be made into a tea to increase longevity
Kadukkai Podi also called Hartitaki, benefits
Kadukkai Podi: Also Called Hartitaki & Terminalia chebula

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As Haritaki is listed as the “King of Herbs” (2) in the Ayurvedic literature, you can imagine that its use is recommended for the treatment of most illnesses. In fact it is!

Let’s explain why and then break down the different ways Haritaki is used to treat various illnesses.

Haritaki has as a major property, the ability to cleanse the intestinal tract, and the whole gastro-intestinal system. This might sound fairly elementary as a property, however as we examine this in more detail, we see that when this system is clean then a great number of positive results take place. Blood oxygenation increases, which in turn  affects the whole body, with an increase in energy flow (1) and optimal brain function.

Along with increased energy flow, we see that the nutrients in the foods are more effectively distributed in the body. This results in a number of shifts as nutritional imbalances and the illnesses they create are resolved..,With optimal absorption of nutrients,  the body balance comes back into harmony. People who are below normal weight gain weight. People who are above normal weight reduce to their optimal health.

It is found that Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) has anti-bacterial properties.

With Haritaki, bacteria in the stomach and intestines that is not conducive to good health is wiped out.  Haritaki’s anti-bacterial properties appear also to enter the bloodstream and cause infections to be reduced in other parts of the body.

Yet, the Most Important Attribute of Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) goes beyond the Physical Well Being:

Haritaki has been recognized for centuries by mystics, saints and sages as essential for spiritual advancement.

The medicine Buddha holds Haritaki in both his left and his right hand.

With the well being that Haritaki awakens in the body, mind and emotions stabilize resulting in optimal performance in all aspects of our life. As demonstrated by Yogis and saints, even superpowers have been known to manifest, such as:

Click here: To see Yogis who ingest daily Haritaki displaying Superpowers

This link takes you to an article about children who consume Haritaki demonstrating at Capitol Hills

Haritaki Use is remarkably effective for Brain function, 3rd eye awakening, intuitive development, development of mystical powers and increases intelligence Haritaki Use is remarkably effective for Brain function, 3rd eye awakening, intuitive development, development of mystical powers and increases intelligence


Names in different languages:

Haritaki = http://www.sacredhealing7.com/Haritaki_Fruit.html

Harad= http://www.4to40.com/ayurveda/index.asp?p=Terminalia_Chebula

Kadukki = https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/from-nutritionists-diary-amazing-benefits-haritaki-chandra

Haleel,= http://www.uvas.edu.pk/advisory_service/mediplanta/black-chebulic-myrobalan.htm

A-ru-ra, = http://www.lamayeshe.com/glossary/term/arura-tib

Himmej = http://beayurvedic.blogspot.com/2014/05/himej-terminalia-chebula.html

诃子 or he zi, =  http://old.tcmwiki.com/wiki/he-zi

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