What is Terminalia chebula? Terminalia chebula (Chebulic Myrobalan) or Haritaki in Sanskrit is the a species of Terminalia, a deciduous tree native to Southern Asia. Its small yellowish coloured fruit has been used in Ayurveda and Tibetan healing for thousands of years.
The rejuvenating Haritaki fruit has high quantities of phenolics and tannins that purify and balance. It contains numerous fatty acids including oleic, linoleic, and palmitic in high concentrations. Traditionally, Terminalia chebula was used as a digestive aid and mild laxative. It is also one of the 3 fruits contained in the harmonising formula Triphala.
Cautions Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.