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Terminalia Chebula Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Terminalia Chebula
Glycemic Index / Load
Chebulic Myrobalan
Botanical Name
Terminalia Chebula, Combretaceae Family
Hindi Name
Harad, Haritaki
Chinese Name
He Zi
Homeopathic Name
Terminalia Chebula   -   Mother Tincture

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Nature of
Terminalia Chebula


Parts Used

Fruits, Roots, Bark

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Terminalia Chebula

Pregnancy : Use of Terminalia Chebula is not recommended during Pregnancy. Terminalia Chebula may reduce the production of Breast Milk. It is not recommeded for lactating mothers.
Haritaki is not to be taken in excess, if already suffering from Debility, Depression, Indigestion, early stages of Fever.
People with a lean body, weak immunity, low strength, excessive sexual activity, fasted for long, had long exposure to the Sun should not take Terminalia Chebula.
Haritaki is astringent. It may worsen the condition if already having Dryness or feeling lack of water in the body. It is also not recommended in alcoholics.
Avoid Haritaki in following Symptoms :
Dry Mouth
Dry throat
Stiff Neck
Severe Thirst
Increased Pitta
Do not give to children below 5 years of age.
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Terminalia Chebula is a tree.
It is deciduous.
It grows in a sub tropical climate.
It grows up to 30 M.
Best used for Obesity.

In TCM :
Terminalia Chebula Fruit : He Zi
Meridians associated : Lung, Stomach and Large Intestine.

Cancer Treatment : Useful in treating Lungs Cancer, Stomach Cancer and Cancer of Intestines.


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Materia Medica for Terminalia Chebula

Terminalia Chebula General

Terminalia Chebula fruit ( Haritaki ) is used for medicinal purpose. The medicinal effect is strongest when the fruit is ripe.
Types of Terminalia Chebula
Ayurveda has described seven different types of Terminalia Chebula. These are:
Vijaya is found in the Vindhya mountains. It is useful in treating almost all diseases.
Rohini is used for healing the wounds. It is found in the Pratishtanaka. Rohini fruit is circular in shape.
Putana fruits are small with big seeds. It is found in the Sindh area and mostly used for external applications.
Amruta is found in the Bhagalpur area. The fruits have a thick pulp. The detoxicant effect of Amruta is useful in Panchakarma therapy.
Abhaya is also available in Champa, Bhagalpur area. Best used for eye problems. Identify Abhaya by checking the fruit skin. It is made up of five creases.
Jivanti is found in Saurashtra region of Gujarat. The fruit is yellow in colour and treats all the diseases.
Chetaki fruit has three creases in the skin. It is found in Himachal Pradesh and best used for its purgative action.
Note : Among all the varieties of Haritaki, Vijaya is considered the best.
Terminalia Chebula is a good herbal method for nourishing the Digestive system. It improves digestion and enhances appetite.
It is effective in treating inflammation of the Gut and fighting parasites. It cures the Diarrhea, Piles, and infections of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a remedy for constipation, vomiting, and IBS.
Haritaki fruit has strong laxative effects. The unripe fruit is more laxative than the ripe fruit. To reduce the laxative effect, it is consumed in the dried or boiled form. Suffering from food poisoning? Eat Haritaki fruit after meal to eliminate toxins due to food poisoning.
Eating a paste made of Haritaki fruit is useful in clearing disturbed the bowel movement.
Boiling enhances the absorption power of Haritaki. It is useful a person with Malabsorption syndrome.
Terminalia Chebula stops the bleeding in Piles. It reduces the pile mass and eases the bowel movements.
It promotes healing and reduces swelling.
Haritaki is useful in balancing all the doshas. No matter which dosha is imbalanced, try fried Haritaki. It is useful in balancing any doshas.
The bitter, astringent and pungent taste of Haritaki balances Kapha. Take Haritaki with Salt for balancing the Kapha.
The bitter, sweet, and astringent taste is useful in balancing Pitta. Haritaki is taken with Sugar for balancing Pitta.
The sour taste of Haritaki balances Vata. Haritaki is taken with Ghee for balancing Vata.
How to take in Seasons
For best results Terminalia Chebula is combined with other Herbs. The choice of herb depends on the present season.
In the rainy season, Terminalia Chebula is given along with Rock Salt (Sendha namak).
Haritaki is recommended with Sugar in Autumn season.
In the early winter season, Haritaki is given with Ginger.
In the winter season, Haritaki is combined with Long Pepper (Pippali).
During the Spring season, Haritaki is given along with Honey.
Haritaki is combined with Jaggery in summers.
Terminalia Chebula is helpful as a Memory Enhancer. It improves intelligence.
It is a good herbal remedy for refining the complexion of the skin and minimizing the signs of aging. It is useful in treating Skin diseases.
Terminalia Chebula is good for aching Eyes.
It provides relief from Cough, Cold, Sore Throat, Asthma, and Inflammation.
Haritaki has a healing effect. It helps in the treatment of Bleeding and Loose Gums.
The seeds of Terminalia Chebula are sweet. The fruit rind is bitter in taste. The fiber part is sour. The skin is pungent and seeds are astringent.
It is detoxicant and helps in neutralizing the Cholesterol level in the body.
Terminalia Chebula is used for treating Dysentery. It is also helpful in treating Vaginal and Urinary Tract Infections.
It cures the problem of Delusion.
Terminalia Chebula helps in improving and maintaining the correct Body weight.
It should be avoided by Pregnant and Nursing women. It should not be consumed by patients suffering from Diabetes or Hyperglycemia as it lowers the Blood sugar level.
Haritaki powder is recommended in dosage between of 1 to 6 grams daily. It should be taken with another herb depending upon the disease and season. The dosage can be taken singly or divided into parts. Prior discussion with a qualified Healthcare Practitioner is must before use.

Adaptogen Total

Some herbs increase the functionality or activity of an organ or a metabolic activity of the body. Conversely others decrease the functionality. But an Adaptogen balances the actions of the Metabolism. For example some herbs increase Blood Pressure, others decrease it, but Withania somnifera will correct Blood Pressure whether it is high or low.
There are some herbs that are the best in this field. When combined together, and consumed in moderation, they can prevent disease, improve the quality of life and prolong it.
Powder the following herbs. Mix them in equal quantities. Preserve the mixture, ( Churan in Hindi ) in an air tight jar. Consume a little every other day.
Tinospora cordifolia, Giloy in Hindi
Asparagus racemosus, Shatawari in Hindi
Emblica officinalis, Amla in Hindi
Withania somnifera, Ashwagandha in Hindi
Piper longum, Pipali in Hindi
Terminalia chebula, Harad in Hindi
Ocimum sanctum, Tulsi in Hindi
Tribulus terristris, Gokhru in Hindi
Single Herb

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Burns

Burn Chebulic Myrobalan (Harad). Grind it. Mix it with vaseline. Apply on the burnt part.

Terminalia Chebula For Pleurisy

Prepare a decoction by boiling 25 grams Terminalia Chebula with 8 folds water untill it remains 1/4 part. Filter and drink.

Terminalia Chebula for Anemia

Heat Ghee and add Terminalia Chebula powder. Mix Honey. Give two tablespoon once a day to an Anemic patients.

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Mumps

Grind Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) to make paste. Apply it over the Mumps.

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Constipation

Consume 1 fruit of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) per day with Salt

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) as an Antimicrobial

Prepare a decoction of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) fruit. Drink 30 ml of it once a day.

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) as Cardio Tonic

Consume 1 tsp extract of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) with lukewarm water. Have it once a day.

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Wounds

Wash your Wounds with decoction of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ).

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Asthma

Chew 2 g dried fruit of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) at night.

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Baldness

Boil 5 g Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) powder with 15 ml Coconut oil. Apply it on your Scalp and Hair thrice a week.

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Gum Diseases

Use dried fruit powder of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) as Tooth powder.

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Grey Hair

Prepare a decoction using fruits of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ). Use it for Head wash.

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Aphthous Ulcers

Add half tsp Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) fruit powder in a cup of Buttermilk. Use it as Mouth wash.

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Candidiasis

Make a decoction using fruit of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ). Wash your Vagina with it.
NOTE : Do not use when Pregnant.

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Digestive Disorders

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) has a good digestive quality. It helps to digest the food and also increases the appetite.
Take half a teaspoon of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) powder everyday .

Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) for Piles

Put 2 tablespoons of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) in half a bucket of water. Immerse your buttocks and hips in the water for 10 minutes. Do this before bath for getting relief in Piles.

Terminalia Chebula for Leucorrhea

Take dried 2 to 3 pieces of Terminalia Chebula ( Haritaki ) for Vaginal Discharge.
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Herbal Treatment For Bodyache 1

Take equal quantities of the roots of below given plants:
Boerhavia Diffusa ( Punarnava ), Bitter Gourd ( Karela ), Achyranthes Aspera ( Apamarga ), Pergularia Daemia ( Utaran ), Wood Apple ( Kaitha ), Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch ), Garlic ( Lehsun ), Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ), Long Pepper ( Pippali ), Sweet Flag ( Ghorvach ), Cat Tail Plant ( Kuppikhokli ). Add Azadirachta Indica ( Neem ) bark. Grind them. Boil them properly with Sesame Oil ( Til Ka Tel ). Apply it on the affected part.

Herbal Treatment For Spermatorrhea 1

Take equal quantities of Acacia Nilotica gum and Chebulic Myrobalan. Grind. Take 1/2 tablespoon with 1 tablespoon of Honey for Ten days.

Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 2

Take half cup of Azadirachta Indica bark, Chebulic Myrobalan, One cup of aerial roots of Banyan, One tablespoon Cloves and One tablespoon Camphor. Use this mixture as a tooth powder thrice a day after meals.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 6

Grind Indian Gooseberry, Chebulic Myrobalan and Terminalia Bellirica together. Take one teaspoon powder once a day for 7 days.

Herbal Treatment For Dysentery 4

Take equal amount of Sweet Flag's (Ghorvach in India) root, Long Pepper (Pippali in India) Black Pepper (Kali Mirch in India), dried Ginger (Adrak in India), rind of Chebulic Myrobalan (Haritaki in India) and rock salt (Sendha Namak in India) . Grind them all to make fine powder. Take quarter teaspoon of the powder with lukewarm water or Honey (Shehad in India).

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 4

Grind equal amount of Sweet Flag's (Ghorvach in India) root, Long Pepper (Pippali in India), Black Pepper (Kali Mirch in India), dried Ginger (Adrak in India), rind of Chebulic Myrobalan (Haritaki in India) and rock salt (Sendha Namak in India) . Crush them all to make powder. Take a pinch of the powder with lukewarm water or Honey (Shehad in India).

Herbal Treatment For Rheumatism 2

Mix equal amount of Sweet Flag's (Ghorvach in India) root, Long Pepper (Pippali in India), Black Pepper (Kali Mirch in India) , dried Ginger (Adrak in India) , rind of Chebulic Myrobalan (Haritaki in India) and rock salt (Sendha Namak in India) . Grind them to make powder. Take a pinch of the powder with lukewarm water or Honey (Shehad in India).

Herbal Treatment For Stomach Rumble 1

Take following herbs in equal quantity :
Sweet Flag's (Ghorvach in India) root, Long Pepper (Pippali in India), Black Pepper (Kali Mirch in India), dried Ginger (Adrak in India) and rind of Chebulic Myrobalan (Haritaki in India).
Add rock salt (Sendha Namak in India) in it. Grind it. Take 10 gram of the powder with Honey (Shehad in India).

Herbal Treatment For Cough 18

Mix and make decoction of the following herbs :
Adhatoda Vasica leaves, Raisin, Chebulic Myrobalan. Add sugar to taste and drink.

Herbal Treatment For Itching 5

Cut the thorns of Aloe Vera's leaf with knife. Split it in halves. Warm it over flame. Sprinkle powdered Chebulic Myrobalan over it. Tie this treated leaf on affected part.

Herbal Treatment For Aphthous Ulcers 5

Take dried leaves of following herbs in equal quantity :
Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) , Jasmine, Liquorice, Chebulic Myrobalan. Grind them to make powder. Again sieve the powder to get fine powder. Take 1 tsp of the powder and add same quantity of Honey. Mix well to make paste. Apply it over mouth ulcers.

Herbal Treatment For Weak Eyesight 1

Take the following herbs :
Coriander : Dhaniya : Green : Leaves : 50 gram
Indian Gooseberry : Amla : Dried : Powdered : 1 teaspoon
Chebulic Myrobalan : Harad : Dried : Powdered : 1 teaspoon
Terminalia Bellirica : Baheda : Dried : Powdered : 1 teaspoon
Put all ingredients in a jar. Grind. Add salt according to your taste. Eat it with your meal.

Herbal Treatment For Kidney Disease 1

Take the following herbs :
Asphaltum : Shilajit : 3 tablespoons
Indian Gooseberry : Amla : 1 tablespoon
Terminalia Chebula : Harad : 1 tablespoon
Terminalia Bellirica : Baheda : 1 tablespoon
Powder them together. Have 2 pinches twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Pleurisy 1

Grind 10 grams Terminalia Chebula ( Haritaki in India ), Dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Rock Salt ( Sendha Namak in India ) and Black Pepper corns ( Kali Mirch in India ) with some Water. Take Half tablespoon regularly.

Herbal Treatment For Pleurisy 2

Take Dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch in India ), Terminalia Chebula ( Haritaki in India ), Indian Rhubarb ( Hind Revand Chini in India ) and Black Salt ( Kala Namak in India ) in equal quantities. Grind well and take 1 tablespoon daily to get relief in Pleurisy.

Herbal Treatment For Gout 3

Take Terminalia Chebula by adding Jaggery. Have two tablespoon two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 23

Combine Terminalia Chebula ( Haritaki in India ) and Ginger ( Sonth in India ) in equal Quantity. Take one tablespoon once a day

Herbal Treatment For Hydrocele 1

Take dried fruit powder of Terminalia Chebula, roasted Long Pepper powder and rock salt in equal quantity. Mix them properly. Add some water to make dough. Make equal size tablets with it. Dry and store them. Take 3 tablets in a day before half an hour of every meal. Use it for 2 months.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 14

Take the following herbs in equal quantity :
Terminalia Chebula ( Harad in India )
Carom ( Ajvain in India )
Ginger ( Adrak in India ) Dried
Grind them together. Have one teaspoon with lukewarm water once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Conjunctivitis 2

Take the following herbs :
Indian Gooseberry : Amla : 10 gram
Terminalia Bellirica : Baheda : 10 gram
Terminalia Chebula : Harad : 10 gram
Take 2 glass of water. Put all ingredients in water and soak it for overnight. Strain and cool. Wash eyes with this water.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 22

Grind equal quantities of Beleric Myrobalan, ( Behada in Hindi), Embolic Myrobalan, ( Amla in Hindi ) and Terminalia Chebula ( Harad in Hindi ).
Take one tablespoon before retiring at night.
It cures Anemia, Constipation, Indigestion and Spermatorrhea.
It has an Antibiotic, Laxative, Astringent, Cooling and Purgative effect on the body.
It acts as an Appetizer.
It acts as a Brain Tonic.
It is beneficial for Eyes.
It promotes hair growth and makes hair shiny.
It does not have any side effects.
It is not habit forming.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 16

Take the following herbs :
Black Salt : Kala Namak : 2 tablespoon
Indian Gooseberry : Amla : Powder : 1 tablespoon
Mango Powder : Aamchoor : Powder : 1 tablespoon
Common Salt : Namak : 1/2 tablespoon
Terminalia Chebula : Harad : Powder : 1/2 tablespoon
Black Pepper : Kali Mirch : Powder : 1 teaspoon
Carom : Ajvain : Crushed : 1 teaspoon
Cumin : Jeera : Crushed : 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon : Nimbu : Juice : 2 tablespoon
Mix all ingredients. Have 2 pinches after meal once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 19

Take the following herbs in equal quantity :
Aloe Vera : Gheekumari
Indian Gooseberry : Amla
Terminalia Bellirica : Baheda
Terminalia Chebula : Harad
Grind them together. Massage your scalp with this mixture for 6 months.
This formula promotes growth of new hair.

Herbal Treatment For Diarrhea 22

Take 30 g pulp of raw Terminalia Chebula with 10 g Honey, 8 g Cloves and 5 g Cinnamon. Grind them to make paste. Take 4 g of it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Piles 25

Mix equal quantity powder of Castor ( Arandi ) and Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ). Take 3 g of it during bedtime.

Herbal Treatment For Whitlow 2

Roast 4-5 Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) without seeds. Grind them with Tamarind pulp to make paste. Apply it over infected Skin.

Herbal Treatment For Acid Reflux 15

Take 3 g each of dried Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) and Indian Gooseberry. Boil it in a cup of water. Drink once a day by adding 1 tsp Honey in it.

Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 27

The Anti fungal property of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad in India ) helps in removing the fungal infection and dead cells from the scalp. Mango ( Aam in India ) contains Vitamin B6 which moisturizes the Hair and cures the problem of Dandruff.
Take Mango seed powder and Terminalia Chebula powder. Add some Milk to make a thick paste. Apply on the scalp. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash with normal water. Repeat 2 to 3 times a week to get rid of Dandruff.

Herbal Treatment For as Skin Toner

Add 1 to 2 tablespoon dried Ginger, 1 to 2 tablespoon dried root Withania Somnifera, 1 tablespoon of dried fruit of Terminalia Chebula tree and 1 to 2 tablespoon of dried Lemon Peel. Make a decoction of it. Consume it once a day in the morning.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 19

Prepare a decoction of Terminalia Chebula ( Haritaki ) and add 1 teaspoon of Cassia Fistula ( Amaltas ) in it. Consume it before bed time.

Herbal Treatment For Hepatomegaly 1

Mix half teaspoon each of Jaggery and powdered peel of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ). Consume it with one glass of lukewarm water daily in the morning and evening for one month.

Herbal Treatment For Jaundice 17

Grind 50 grams of both Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) and Sugar Candy ( Mishri ) individually to prepare into a fine powder. Strain off this powdered Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) in Sugar Candy ( Mishri ) powder. Consume 5 grams of it with lukewarm water. Repeat this method two times a day.
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V c mehta
25 Aug 2015
at one place it is written that harad should be avoided if one is suffering from indigestion . at other place it is written that it improves digestion . so pl clarify and oblige . and also if we take harad every day , will it weakens intestines further . also what we should take to cure weakness of intestines .
Herbpathy Research Team
28 Aug 2015
Dear VC Mehta

Most of the Herbs have dual action just like Homeopathic medicines.
If sick, you take them and get cured.
If not sick, taking the herbs may make you sick.

And yes it is true, a person who is already suffering from indigestion should avoid Harad.

Harad is one of those herbs. It is very good for digestive problems. If you are not suffering from any digestive disorder and still you take Harad, it may lead to Indigestion.
Harad is taken for digestive disorders with the combinations of other Herbs like Beleric Myrobalan ( Behada) and Indian Goose Berry ( Amla ).

There are other herbal formulas that you may take to boost your intestines.
Boil one table spoon of Fennel in three cups of water. Boil it for 10 minutes. Now drink this water. Repeat the process three times a day. This will tone up your intestines and will also reduces the extra fat around you belly.

Other Herbs that are good for Digestion and Intestines are as follows.
Aloe Vera
Indian Goose Berry
Lemon Balm

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
18 Oct 2015
I am a gilbert patient. I want to use choti harad to clear my complexion how can i use it ?
Herbpathy Research Team
26 Oct 2015
Dear Zara

Gilbert Syndrome is an Autoimmune disorder. In this the immune system gets faulty and acts against the good cells by mistake.
To find an appropriate herb for you, our research team is working on it. We will reply you shortly.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Herbpathy Research Team
02 Nov 2015
Hi Zara,

Gilbert is a disorder of the immune system. The Liver is unable to process Bilirubin to Bile. The bilirubin level increases in the blood. The condition is considered harmless as it does not affect the normal functioning of the body organ. It gives a yellowish look to the Skin, Stools, Urine and white portion of the Eyes.

You can try MIlk Thistle. It enhance the functioning of the Liver and improves bilirubin conversion to the bile. Milk thistle is easily available in tablet and capsule form in the market. Take 200mg of MIlk Thistle tablet once daily for a month. Revert back with your status.

We recommend discussion with a qualified Doctor before use.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Baasit ( Pakistan )
20 Feb 2016
Which herbs can i use for general health. That is detoxification and for balancing digestion and weight.
Shuvojit Roy
26 Feb 2016
Dear Baasit For general health, take Herbs like Amla, Ashwagandha, Tulsi, Giloy, Isabgol, Punarnava.
These all are rasyana Herbs. Prevents you from the diseases and boost up the Immunity. Take care of the entire system. They do not have any side effects.
These are the Herb which can be taken for the entire lifetime.
Darin Cox ( United States )
02 Apr 2016
What Combination is best for weight loss? I am a female in her 50s.
20 Apr 2016
Dear Darin Cox
For reducing weight, drink green tea daily, early morning.
Swallow a tablespoon of raw Fenugreek seeds daily. Eat 250 gm of Papaya daily for dinner will also help to reduce weight. Have you heard of a fruit called Avocado. This is a great fruit, which helps in reducing weight. It will suppress your hunger, reduces the urge to eat and will help to shed off extra calories, that too without any side effect.
Suhani ( INDIA )
04 May 2016
I am a female in 40s , having lean stature, dry and life less skin and suffering from bronchial asthma and am allergic to oily foods, dust, pollen. Feel the strong urge to urinate all the time, though water intake is least and suffering from constipation. Please suggest remedy.
16 Jun 2016
Dear Suhani
The remedy for Bronchial Asthma and Constipation is Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ). Consume 2 g of dried Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) fruit per day at night.
Include foods such as Spinach, Fenugreek, Seasame seeds, roasted Horse Gram seeds and Pomegranate. These are beneficial for frequent urination.
Muhammad jawed ( Pakistan )
05 Jun 2016
lt gives me a great pleasure to know the wonderful benefits of Haritaki. l am suffering from chronic constipation and spermatorrhoe since a long time . Please advise me how can use it.
28 Jun 2016
Consume 1 fruit of Harad with salt daily to get complete cure from Constipation. However, Cascara Sagrada is super effective in curing chronic constipation.
Steep One tablespoon bark in One cup water for an hour. Take One cup a day, on an empty stomach.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
15 Sep 2016
I have immense sexual urge .please suggest me is hartaki is beneficial,if not suggest other remedy to solve this problem.Also suggest remedy for migrain.
15 Sep 2016
The herbs that are used to decrease the sexual drive depends on the gender. So, you need to re write and mention your age and gender. Then only we can suggest a cure.
Drink peppermint tea every day, this will help you with Migraine.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Lucky ( India )
03 Oct 2016
I am 56 yrs, I had fungal infection on my penis 6-7 months before, i took medicine ayurvedic and homeopathic, am ok but still there is light red marks on penis head, where the infection happened..I am still taking homeopathic medicine BC 20 but the red marks are still there, now recently I started taking harad powder one spoon with little warm water before sleeping, kindly advise,,how to get rid of this completely..


06 Oct 2016
Lucky. You should not take homeopathic medicine any more. You may stop it. Eat a lot of probiotic yogurt and Garlic. Wash your Penis with clean water. Make sure the water is clean in your area, if not, you may boil the water, let it cool and then wash your penis with it. Apply coconut oil over it twice in a day.
Discuss with your doctor before you try anything.
Yasmin abrar ( Pakistan / Lahore )
06 Oct 2016
I am a patient of leaky gut and acid reflux these days my neck muscles are inflame can I take, dried terminalia and indian gooseberry
15 Nov 2016
Yamin, yes
you may take both he herbs for a leaky gut and acid reflux.
Khal ( England )
05 Nov 2016
Hey guys, I'm 28, I suffer from speech blocks when I speak to certain people. Do you recommend any herbs?
Pranit Ghai
15 Nov 2016
You may take Vacha( Sweet Flag ). It is a very effective herb for speech blockages. Take one capasule everyday for a month. OR Burn Sweet Flag roots over a flame and rub this charred herb on a stone with some water and rub a pinch of it on your tongue every morning.
Miroslav ( England/London )
28 Nov 2016
HELLO,my little boy 1year 7 months was born with Cystic Fibrosis.Is there anyone who can reccomend terminala chebula?What dos?,mix with other herbs or something else?
Like in most systic fibrosis carriers ,the pancreatic problem is a usual problem,I believe the terminalia helps brake down the food as well.
28 Nov 2016
Dear Miroslav Since, your child is suffering from a hereditary disease, so he will not respond to the normal treatment. An expert advice is needed in this case. We will surely get that for you,but, before that you need to answer a few questions-- Does your child crave for milk, sugar or mud ?
Does he lick walls or crave for eggs?
Was your son born fat or flabby ?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Chetan ( INDIA )
19 Dec 2016
harad is good for acidity ? ( pain in stomach from past 3 years all test done which are possible ( endoscopy colonoscopy colored ct scan of stomach etc ) every test is ok but pain in stomach is not ok that leads to esophagus

some one says dharn some one says acidity ??
what can be it
20 Dec 2016
It is advised that you consult your health care provider. Since we can not examine you physically, so we can not comment what are suffering from ? As , you already have got the tests done, you must seek the advice of your doctor.
This is the wisest thing to do. You can not just keep on assuming. Moreover, the pain is there for the last 3 years which is quite a long time. Diagnosis is a must.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Vatsal Sangani ( India/mumbai )
23 Dec 2016
I have lung fibrosis and i am 42 years old and i am finding medicine in ayurvedic pleasegive a right choice so my life can be saved plz help me.
Dhananjay Rajput
07 Feb 2017
Dear Vatsal.
Have you heard of Hemp Oil? It is the cure for you. Start taking liquorice capsule, one daily or a cup of Liquorice tea every day. Take a pinch of Baking Soda in half glass of water, twice in a day for 21 days.
Cleanse your Liver, by taking Dong Quai capsules.
And cleanse your KLidneys by increasing the consumption of water.
George ( Canada )
04 Feb 2017
Hi There, what is the best mix to treat the erectile dysfunction. ...Thanks
07 Feb 2017
George. For Erectile Dysfunction, you can try the following--
1. Take 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha with a glass of warm water. Take it for 15 days.
2. Take White and Black musli in a ratio of 5:1. Take it for 15 days.
3.Take Mucuna Pruriens capsule, one daily for a month.
4.Or buy the tincture of Saffron from a homeopathic store and take 5 drops in a glass of water every day for 15 days.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Omprakash ( India )
10 Feb 2017
i have chronic duodenum ulcer from last 10 years, it goes and again it appears, what to do for permanent cure, please....please... suggest
Suhani ( India )
14 Feb 2017
Om Prakash
Drink 3 glasses of Carrot juice every day for 8 weeks regularly, this will reverse the tumor. Do it regularly, do not skip. Take Galium Aparine tincture, 5 drops daily for a month. Put the drops in a glass of water. Drink it every day.
Include Ginger and Garlic in your daily diet.
Matheen ( TN )
25 Feb 2017
I have an irratation inside my genital and i also suffer from heartburn often. Please advice if i can use it and how?
Rimjhim kalra
27 Feb 2017
Matheen. Your cure lies in alkalizing your body.
Take Green Leaf Juice everyday for 15 days. The Genesis page given in the vibrant health portal explains the entire procedure. Drink Baking Soda every day in half glass of water for 21 days. Add a pinch of Baking SOda to it and have it. Another herb is Apple CIder Vinegar, twice a day with warm water. Add a tablespoon t a glass of water. Drink it for 2 months.
Lynne ( USA Ohio )
22 Mar 2017
I found my FOLATE is very high (blood tests). I do NOT eat green leafy vegetables at all as I have chronic constipation and fiber causes me to be worse.
So it has to be an herb I'm taking. I read this:Toxicity[edit]

The risk of toxicity from folic acid is low, because folate is a water-soluble vitamin and is regularly removed from the body through urine.[55] One potential issue associated with high dosages of folic acid is that it has a masking effect on the diagnosis of pernicious anaemia (vitamin B12 deficiency),[56] and a variety of concerns[clarification needed] of potential negative impacts on health.[57

I take triphala gi tract wellness (chebulic myrobalan fruit, amia fruit and belleric myobalan fruit). I also take senna. I also take Slippery Elm (slippery elm bark). I take Colace stool softeners.
I'm looking up ingredients but really am not sure which herb would make folic go so high. Can you comment please?
Priti ( India )
23 Mar 2017
harad is good for pragnent women?
Heenal Panth
24 Mar 2017
No Priti. This herb is not good for [pregnant women and not even for those who are breastfeeding.
So avoid its consumption if you are pregnant.
Sree ( India )
29 Mar 2017
hi... i heard that harad can help in stopping excess masturbation?? am male.. 23yrs..
Sanchit Justoo ( India )
30 Mar 2017
. No harad has got noting to with this habi. I would like to share that excessive masturbation will cause memory loss, weakness in the eyes and slow reflexes. You will feel Fatigue and not bare the change in weather and You will get sick easily due to weak immune system. So if you want to Masturbate, make sure that you will not ejaculate.
The herbs that are known to have shown positive results are--
Ashwagandha, Gokharu and Maca powder.
Ronnie pillay ( South Africa )
05 May 2017
Copd and asthma treatment
07 May 2017
Hi, What's the best remedy for Lyme disease?
Many thanks.
15 May 2017
Drink decoction of Devil's Claw herb. Have it twice a day for 7 days. This will cure Lyme Disease. Also, I will suggest that you mix 2 teaspoon of Coconut oil to a quarter tea spoon of tea tree essential oil. Apply it on the affected area. Do this twice in a day.
M V K ( India )
23 Jul 2017
Is there cure for psoriasis,,? If so pl detail
VJK ( Finland )
24 Jul 2017
Hello , I bought terminalia chebula from china but is dry and black in colour with big stone in it...how to use it as a herd ...do I need to grind the whole thing ti make a powder or should it be used as a seed only ?
Jamaan Ali AL Ghamdi ( Saudi Arabia )
27 Dec 2017
i am male 58 years old , my family and me have a history of constipation . can i use (harad) for long time since it is natural herb. we have these herb in country in very solid condition (NOT SOFT ) . thanks
Ibrahim ( Bahrain )
10 Feb 2018
Sir i have buy harer and sugar syrup how to use
Narasimha Setra ( Bengaluru )
13 Feb 2018
I am suffering from Ulcerative colitis since 6 yrs and is chronic. I have urge for toilets all the time and go to toilet all day and night about 15 times. Lost 20 the and cannot do my regular activities due to toilet urge, rumbling in intestine and lots of gas in the gut. Please help with Ayurvedic medication.
Mohammad Ismail ( Pakistan )
16 Mar 2018
Haleela siyah is Hot or cold
Asha deepak shah ( Rajkot Gujarat )
17 Mar 2018
My son is 15 and was taking harad one levelled spoon for three months. But nowheis gettjng thinner n thinner n could not digest any heavy food even homemade. He wil remain hungry for whole day if he has eaten some heavy food. Now he has some severe problem in jntestine and could eat very little food and his weight is reducing and also has worms.can harad damage intestine and how can i regain his health. PLEASE HELP
Cecilia ( Canada )
07 Oct 2018
What is the treatment for
Son 7 years old on Helicobacter pillory, clostridia difficil, E. coli,
Parasites-round worm and estolica amaepha?
Mother has a bad pylori case for a life time, took 8 rounds of antibiotics and did not help!
Parasites for mom round worm and Giardia!
Epstein virus
Very bad menopause symptoms
Any idea on how to deal with such an ordeal?
Thank you
12 Oct 2018
Hi Cecilia ,this is for h. pylori only: first you have to get InterFase Plus from Klaire Labs (it eradicates the biofilm which protects the h- pylori bacteria - antibiotics want do that anymore), and you also take Monolaurin 1200mg twice daily, L- Glutamine 1/2 a tsp., over food in morning, Monolaurin 600mg 2caps. x2 with food p.d. , Nutricillin 2 caps p.d. on empty ( all by Ecological) and Mastic Gum 1gr. bef. food and and at night before bed. These you can get from I- Herb. In the first few days you can get Herxheimer reaction - just ignore it. Don't use any antacid medication, because the bacteria thrives on them. Once I got rid of h.p I use Betaine HCL&Pepsin from Thorne as maintenance for increased stomach acid. Martin
Shankar G ( India/TN )
09 Dec 2019
I have joint pain just as starting stage feeling some times when I am using the staircase... please suggest me the right solutions to get rid of the same.
Kwao Emmanuel ( Ghana )
14 Sep 2020
Please I'd like to know how to get rid of stomach rumbling without using local herbs.
Nooshin ( IRAN )
21 Oct 2020
I have bought the dried Terminalia Chebula, but I don't know how to use it? it is big to swallow, hard to break it and make powder of it, so how should I use it?
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