Haritaki (kadukkai podi) is an Ayurvedic herb derived from the seeds of the Terminalia chebula tree. It is commonly consumed in powder and capsule form because of its remarkable ability to increase vitality in mind body and spirit.
Distribution. The Haritaki seed (or “fruit”) is part of the group of plants called Myrobalans. The Myroblan trees are distributed throughout India, Nepal, Thailand, and South East Asia, growing up to 30 meters tall and producing thousands of Haritaki fruit each season.
History. In India, Haritaki has been consumed for over 7,000 years as a traditional herbal medicine in Ayurvedic, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions. It is also currently taken by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide on a daily basis, and is at the center of many scientific studies regarding its uses.
Ayurveda. In the Ayurvedic health system, Haritaki is referred to as the “King of Herbs” and is listed first in the encyclopedias of Ayurvedic science called the Charaka Samhita This and other dictionaries of herbal science list Haritaki as useful for increasing vitality in all areas. This shows the importance that the Ayurvedic system puts on Haritaki.
Buddhist Medicine. In the Buddhist system of medicine, the Medicine Buddha is considered the major healing deity. The Medicine Buddha does not just heal; he also bestows higher consciousness on to the people who ask for his help. The Medicine Buddha holds Haritaki in both hands in paintings that are made of him, particularly those from Nepal and Tibet. Haritaki is recommended for all who want increased vitality.
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