Haritaki is a dried fruit that has a long history in Ayurveda. It is one of the traditional medicine in India used in various ailments. It is one of the main fruit that is used to make Triphala churna (Triphala is the combination of Haritaki, Amla & Behda). Its English name is Chebulik Myrabalan and the scientific name is Terminalia Chebula. Haritaki was given the status of the mother of herbs in India.
HARITAKI – SOME BASIC DETAILS
WHAT IS HARITAKI
Haritaki means Harad which is used in the preparation of many Ayurvedic medicines. In particular, it is used to make Triphala powder. It is also known as a rejuvenating herb due to its characteristics.
It is mostly available in powder form. Harityaki powder is mostly used. It has a bitter taste and a rich source of Vitamin C. The haritaki fruit has also anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
CONSUMPTION OF HARITAKI FRUIT IN VARIOUS SEASONS
As we said above that harad is mostly used in the powdered form. There is one more thing that you need to keep in mind and that is, the haritaki powder must be taken by infusing in warm water. One can also take it in the form of tea or decoction. In the autumn season it can be taken with mishri or desi sugar.
In the summer season, one can take Haritaki powder along with Gur (Jaggery). In the early winters, one can consume Haritaki with ginger and in late winters with long pepper in early winters. It can be consumed with natural honey in the autumn season too.
BENEFITS OF TERMINALIA CHEBULA
Harad also called Haritaki is mainly used to relieve problems related to digestive power. Drinking 1 to 3 grams of Haritaki mixed with one cup of hot water helps in correcting problems related to digestive power.
To take advantage of Haritaki in diarrhea, you need to make its sauce. Make a sauce by grinding kachnar pods of raw myrobalan and take it thrice a day, the problem of diarrhea ends.
HELPFUL IN SEXUAL PROBLEMS
Harad or Haritaki Powder can also be used in sexual problems. Haritaki boosts your sexual energy. For this, you have to eat 1 to 2 grams of Harad daily for one month. But it is necessary to keep in mind that using it for a long period can also cause a decrease in sexual power. Along with this, Haritaki is also used in the treatment of premature ejaculation. It is also beneficial in the diagnosis of low sperm and penis problems.
ENHANCES WEIGHT LOSS
If the fruit or its powder is added to a daily diet then it can also help in weight loss. It is known to play a key role in reducing extra fat from the body. It detoxifies the body and removes AMA toxins and also reduces sudden cravings. If a person consumes warm water infused with harad powder and honey then it can help in shredding away the fat deposits in the body and also helps in energizing the body.