Terminalia Chebula

 

 

Family Name: Combretaceae


Botanical Name(s): Terminalia Chebula, Terminalia Reticulata


Popular Name(s): Myrobalan, Indian Gall Nut, Haritaki, Hardh, Ink Tree, Harar


Parts Used: Fruit


Habitat: Grows Throughout India


Description: Terminalia Chebula is a tree with a rounded crown and spreading branches. Its principal constituents are chebulagic, chebulinic acid and corilagin. Its fruits have laxative, stomachic, tonic and alterative properties.


Uses: It is useful in asthma, sore throat, vomiting, eye diseases, heart diseases, hiccup etc. It is also useful in healing of wounds and scalds. It is used as gargle against inflammation of mucous membrane of mouth. It is also used in tanning of leather and purification of petroleum.