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Benefits of Haritaki And Its Side Effects

Haritaki is also known as 'the king of medicines' and serves remarkable health benefits such as; it prevents hair loss and removes dandruff, helpful in constipation, prevent a cough and cold, removes acnes and ulcers, boost immunity, prevent diabetes, helps in weight loss, fight with skin allergies, improves heart conditions.

Benefits of Haritaki And Its Side Effects

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Haritaki
Nutritional Value of Haritaki
Health Benefits of Haritaki
Prevent hair loss and dandruff
Removes acne and ulcer
Helpful in constipation
Fight skin allergies
Prevents cough and cold
Prevent diabetes
Helps in weight loss
Boost immunity
Improves heart condition
Uses of Haritaki
Side-Effects & Allergies of Haritaki
Cultivation of Haritaki

Haritaki

haritaki is an ayurvedic herb derived from the seeds of Terminalia Chebula tree. It is a drupe-like fruit, oval in shape with size varying between 2 – 4.5 cm in length and 1.2 – 2.5 cm in breadth having 5 longitudinal ridges. Depending upon its variety, it turns green – blackish in color when ripens. Haritaki fruit tastes sweet, sour, bitter depending upon its types. There are 7 types of Haritaki: Vijaya, Rohini, Putane, Amruta, Abhaya, Jivanti, Chetak.

Nutritional Value of Haritaki

Haritaki consists of ingredients which are recognized to have healing properties including anticancer, antibacterial, antidiabetic and anti-oxidant properties. Haritaki is very nutritious containing essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins. It is a source of vitamin C, manganese, selenian, potassium, iron and copper. It also contains plant chemicals like – tannic acid, gallic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and behenic acid.

Health Benefits of Haritaki

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Haritaki
Health Benefits of Haritaki

Prevent hair loss and dandruff

Haritaki proves to be very useful for hair loss in the form of Haritaki herbal oil, which can be prepared by heating a cup of coconut oil in a pan with 3 pods of Haritaki till it turns brown and the outer shell cracks and allowed to cool. This oil also prevents Dandruff and lice infections.

Removes acne and ulcer

Haritaki has antibacterial properties which make it very effective for treating acne and ulcers. Take haritaki powder and boiled water, make a paste and apply it on acne and ulcer spotted skin.

Helpful in constipation

Haritaki is a natural laxative and contains dietary fibers, which fights constipation. During constipation, one should take haritaki in the form of powder with water. To prepare a Haritaki powder, take haritaki fruit, remove the seed and sundry the pill, then take the peel and grind it.

Fight skin allergies

Haritaki is very useful in fighting with skin allergy. The haritaki paste is the best remedy for such problems. This paste is light green in color and can be made by taking a haritaki fruit and rubbing it on sandal stone with little amount of boiled water. Take the paste and apply on the infected skin.

Prevents cough and cold

Haritaki provides protection from cough and cold. To cure cough and cold, one should take haritaki powder along with honey. It also cures a sore throat and gingivitis.

Prevent diabetes

Haritaki helps in controlling blood sugar levels and decreases insulin sensitivity in the body.

Helps in weight loss

Haritaki helps in removing the toxins from the body and keeps digestive system on track. Haritaki is a natural blood purifier. Haritaki if taken in form of powder regulates hunger, and if combined with balanced diet and exercises leads to weight loss.

Boost immunity

If ghee fried Haritaki powder is taken regularly, then it acts as an immunity booster and increases longevity.

Improves heart condition

As the purity of the blood increases, the heart muscles grow stronger. The clean blood has the effect of stopping the build-up of fat in the artery, especially the coronary artery. When these effects take place, they lead to a reduction in blood pressure, a strong heart, and clear arteries.

Uses of Haritaki

Apart from its medicinal uses, Haritaki has spiritual benefits, such as third eye awakening. It has a unique property of maintaining the balance of three doshas i.e. The air (Vata), the fire (Pitta), the water(Kapha).

Side-Effects & Allergies of Haritaki

The side effects of Haritaki are as follows; elimination of large amounts of built – stool, it leads to system weakening if taken with alcohol, Haritaki is not recommended if one has excessive sexual activity. Not recommended during pregnancy as its use may reduce production of breast milk.

Cultivation of Haritaki

Haritaki are indigenous to Southern Asia. Their distribution ranges from India and Nepal in the North to southwestern China in the east and Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Malaysia in South.

Haritaki trees are grown from seeds. The seeds are sown during Spring in clay and sandy soils. They are best grown in full sunlight and ample amounts of water. These trees cannot tolerate cold temperature below 16°C. Their fruits are harvested while they are green.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have taken haritaki for 2 days after embryo transfer because I had severe constipation due to progesterone supplements. I was not aware that haritaki is to be avoided in pregnancy. After that I read about the side effects and avoiding in your article. Now I just want to know if it will adversely affect implantation or not?

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Don't be panic. Don't think negative. No one can predict the effect of haritki. It depends on dose, situation & prakruti. Always consult your physician before doing the things. Assessing your age, geoclimetic condition in mumbai& post progesterone...
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Hi, I am suffering from fissure, from past 1 week. I travel daily by moped for 66 km. Is it good to travel now? My age is 31. I would like to know how to treat fissure at home by using some ointment. Please tell me how to use it. Please help me.

M.S. (Ayurveda), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Take sitz bath 2-4 times daily then apply some soothing and healing ointment or coconut oil for easy bowel movement ; take some stool softening medicine like haritaki powder 1 tea spoon in night with warm water. For further support you may call re...

Sir. I am suffering from anal fissure. I consulted online Dr. Nareem goni she wrote anovate cream but is not available in my nearest medical shops. And they said sucral ano cream another one. But that is also not available. So please say any other best cream easily available in shops for anal fissure.

M.S. (Ayurveda), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
You should take sitz bath (hot water tub bath) followed by application of some healing and soothing ointment or coconut oil in anal passage 2-4 times daily. Some anesthetic gel can also be applied in anal passage after taking sitz bath if required...

Applied ruticool cream for anal fissure (suffering from past few months) from past 2 days, it has not reduced much though and pain after passing stools remain longer. What can be a remedy?

M.S. (Ayurveda), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
You should take sitz bath (hot water tub bath) followed by application of some healing and soothing ointment or coconut oil in anal passage 2-4 times daily. Some anesthetic gel can also be applied in anal passage after taking sitz bath if required...

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Table of Content

Haritaki
Nutritional Value of Haritaki
Health Benefits of Haritaki
Prevent hair loss and dandruff
Removes acne and ulcer
Helpful in constipation
Fight skin allergies
Prevents cough and cold
Prevent diabetes
Helps in weight loss
Boost immunity
Improves heart condition
Uses of Haritaki
Side-Effects & Allergies of Haritaki
Cultivation of Haritaki