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Herb Information
Name: Myrobalan
Biological Name: Terminalia chebula, Terminalia reticulata

Combretaceae

Other Names: Myrobalan, Indian Gall Nut, Haritaki, Hardh, Har

Kadukka, the ink tree, harar, harir

Description: 

This herb is a tree that grows in many parts of India.

Parts Used: Fruit
Medicinal Properties

Action 

Rejuvenative, tonic, astringent, laxative, nervine, expectorant, anthelmintic, alterative

Uses

The fruit from this herb is among the "triphala" (combination of three herbs) of Ayurveda. It is useful in asthma, sore throat, vomiting, eye diseases, heart diseases, hiccup, etc.

Dosage: Decoction, powder, paste, gargle
Safety:

Do not take this herb if you are pregnant or if you are suffering from dehydration, severe exhaustion, and emaciation.

No other information about the safety of this herb is available. Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other.

Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.

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