Haritaki is one of the most commonly utilized remedies in the Tibetan traditional medicine. Its seed is thought to be a universal medicine. According to popular beliefs, it is able to cure blindness and to prevent the growth of malignant tumors. Among the Indians it is known as the ‘divine fruit’ and ‘medicine that rejects all diseases’. This plant is beneficial for treating numerous diseases.
Haritaki is a fruit of the Terminalia chebula. This tree normally grows in the forests of Sri Lanka and India. Folklore legend has it that this tree gets its roots directly from Amrit (the Eternal Nectar), from which one drop fell to the ground from the sky, and the tree was born.
Thanks to its medicinal properties, Haritaki is one of the mostly used remedies in the Tibetan traditional medicine, and the seed of this plant is considered to be a universal medicine. the plant is thought to cure blindness and to prevent growth of malignant tumors. Indians describe it as the ‘divine fruit’, and ‘medicine that rejects all diseases’.
Haritaki has powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. Often, it is used as a powder. It is beneficial when it comes to alleviating painful urination and kidney stones, untreated chronic fever and cough caused by flu or virus infection.
Haritaki is also beneficial against spermatorrhoea and leukotirea in men and women. Haritaki extract is often used for treating hepatitis. In addition, its extract helps in treating wounds in the mouth, sore throat, and inflammation of the gums and the mucous.
This plant has great effects on the entire digestive system. It is one of the natural remedies with prokinetic effects and thus positively affects the natural rhythm of the stomach and intestines and it increases the speed of their discharge. It is very efficient for treating anorexia, as it naturally stimulates the appetite.
Haritaki has laxative properties and this makes it helpful for treating constipation and bloating and preventing intestinal spasms.
The plant serves as a protection of the body from harmful substances, it triggers the secretion of excess fluids and it aids the cleansing of the digestive system and the urinary tract. Haritaki reduces the buildups of lipids in the liver and the blood, meaning that it benefits the entire cardiovascular system.
Due to the fact that Haritaki contains healthy fatty acids, it is helpful for the reduction of high blood pressure and for improvement of the heart function. If you use Haritaki for a long time, you will achieve an ideal body weight, since it will increase the speed of excretion of harmful substances from the body and stimulate the digestion.
This is one of the best natural ways for you to eliminate the excess pounds. Haritaki is beneficial for treating skin diseases, such as allergies, skin rashes, hives and other skin issues. It is also good for wounds disinfection, healing acne and restoration of damaged or faulty tissue. Even though it is known as a universal remedy, Haritaki is not recommended to be used by pregnant women and dehydrated and exhausted people.