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Terminalia chebula – 10:1 concentrate
Considered the “King of healing” in Tibet, Terminalia chebula (Myrobalan, Haritaki) is a prime Ayruvedic ingredient. Collected in the Vindahya mountain region, it is valued for its healing and rejuvenating powers. The main traditional use is in support of digestive health. Preparations are also used as a cardiotonic. Therapeutic uses also include strengthening and nourishing the joint tissues and supporting the proper function of the colon, lungs, liver, and spleen. Highly revered in India, it is believed to increase energy, intelligence, and awareness.
Ayurvedic and other traditional medicine systems suggest Terminalia Chebula may support:
- Healthy brain
- Healthy immune response
- Good memory
- Healthy mouth
- Healthy digestion
- Healthy metabolism
Instructions: add 8 ounces of water to 1/2 teaspoon of concentrate. Stir until dissolved. Drink one to two glasses a day.
Alternative: blend 1/2 teaspoon of concentrate into your favorite smoothie.
Traditional Uses >
The information herein is intended for educational purposes only. This information should not substitute for seeking responsible, professional medical care. The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency. Not intended to be used for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or curing of any medical condition. Consult with your healthcare provider before using any herbal supplement.
As a prime ingredient in Ayruvedic practice, Terminalia chebula (Haritaki, Myrobalan) offers a staggering number of uses. It is regarded in traditional systems as being useful for constipation, digestive disorders, flatulence, ulcers, vomiting, intermittent fever, kidney stones, and hemorrhoids. It maintains regular elimination, helping the process of clearing accumulated toxins in the gut. Preparations are also used as a cardiotonic. As a mouthwash, it is used for oral and dental health issues. As an eye rinse, it is used on eye inflammations. Externally, applications are used on eczema and acne and small wounds. Perhaps most interesting is the use of Terminalia chebula in neurosystem complaints. It is said to promote wisdom, intellect, and insight. It is considered an adaptogen, helping one find balance when under stress. It is believed to help with age-related cognitive issues.
Other Names >
Abhaya, Alalekaayi, Ammai, Amutam, Aralu terminalia, Black Myrobalan, Chebulic Myroblan, Chebulic Myrobalan, Chieu Lieu Xanh, Halela, Har, Harre, Harad, Haritaki,Hezi, Hilika, Himaja, Horitaki, Ink Nut, Kadukki, Karakkaya, Katukka, Myrobalan, Myroblan, Ordo, Pathya, Sa Mao Tchet, Shilikha, Somz Moox Kh’ook, Varikkai, Zhang–Qin–Ge
Glycosides: chebulosides I and II, arjunin, arjunglucoside, 2Ƚ-hydroxyursolic acid and 2Ƚ-hydroxymicromiric acid
Phenolics: chebulinic acid, ellagic acid and anthraquinones, 2,4 chebulyl-b-D-glucopyranose, luteolin, and tannic acid
Polyphenols: corilagin, galloyl glucose, punicalagin, terflavin A, maslinic acid, punicalin, punicalagin, terflavins B, C, and D
Tannins: gallic acid, chebulagic acid, punicalagin, chebulanin, corilagin, neochebulinic acid, ellagic acid, chebulinic acid, 1,2,3,4,6-penta-O-galloyl-Ⱦ-D-glucose, 1,6-di-o-galloyl-D-glucose, casuarinin, 3,4,6-tri-o-glloyl-D-glucose, terchebulin
Possible Side Effects >
No documented side effects or negative interactions are associated with the consumption of Terminalia chebula. If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your physician before using any herbal supplement.
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