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Haritaki: The King of Medicines for Health and Hair Care

Updated: Jun 25, 2023

If you are looking for a natural way to improve your health and hair, you may want to consider haritaki, a miraculous ayurvedic fruit that is extensively used for a wide range of traditional remedies. Haritaki is also known as Indian walnut, Indian hog plum, or Chebulic myrobalan, and is one of the three ingredients in the potent rejuvenative formula Triphala, along with bibhitaki and amla.

Haritaki is the dried fruit of the Terminalia chebula tree, which grows in tropical and subtropical regions of India, Nepal, China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Vietnam. The fruit has five longitudinal ridges and varies in color from yellow to black depending on its type and ripeness. Haritaki is considered an important herb in Ayurveda and Siddha medicine, both forms of indigenous medicine in India.

According to Ayurveda, haritaki balances all the elements, especially ether and air, which are known as Vata dosha. Vata dosha is said to cause 80 percent of all diseases in Ayurveda. Haritaki also has high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, amino acids, flavonoids, and antioxidants that support its various health benefits.

Some of the health benefits of haritaki include:

  • Promoting digestion and weight loss: Haritaki acts as a natural laxative and purgative, removing undigested food and accumulated toxins from the gastrointestinal tract. It also stimulates the digestive fire (agni) and improves metabolism. Haritaki can help with constipation, gas, bloating, indigestion, acidity, ulcers, and irritable bowel syndrome.

  • Detoxifying the body: Haritaki helps cleanse the blood, liver, kidneys, spleen, lungs, and skin from impurities and free radicals. It also supports the immune system and prevents infections. Haritaki can help with detoxification from alcohol, tobacco, drugs, heavy metals, pesticides, and environmental pollutants.

  • Improving oral hygiene: Haritaki has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties that prevent plaque formation, tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and oral ulcers. It also strengthens the teeth and gums and enhances the sense of taste. Haritaki can be used as a mouthwash or tooth powder for oral care.

  • Enhancing cognitive abilities: Haritaki improves memory, concentration, intelligence, creativity, and learning ability by nourishing the brain cells and enhancing the production of neurotransmitters. It also protects the brain from oxidative stress and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Haritaki can help with stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and mental fatigue.

  • Boosting libido and fertility: Haritaki increases sexual desire and performance by balancing the hormones and improving blood circulation. It also supports reproductive health by enhancing sperm quality and quantity in men and regulating menstrual cycles and ovulation in women. Haritaki can help with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, infertility, low libido, menopause symptoms, and sexual disorders.

  • Enhancing skin and hair health: Haritaki nourishes and rejuvenates the skin and hair by providing essential nutrients and antioxidants. It also prevents premature aging signs such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and gray hair by stimulating collagen production and preventing DNA damage. Haritaki can help with acne, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, hair loss, and scalp infections.

How To Use Haritaki?

Haritaki can be consumed in various forms such as powder, capsule, tablet, decoction, or infusion. The dosage and method of consumption depend on the type of haritaki, the purpose of use, and the individual’s constitution and health condition.

According to Ayurveda, there are seven types of haritaki depending on their medicinal properties and habitat:

  • Vijaya Haritaki: It is used for curing most ailments and is found in the Vindhya mountain ranges.

  • Chetaki Haritaki: The three-layered skin of the fruit is used for purgation and these are mostly found in the Himachal regions.

  • Rohini Haritaki: The fruits of this type of haritaki are round in shape and are mostly used for wound healing and as a remedy to fight the effects of consuming harmful substances. These are widely grown in the Sindh regions.

  • Putna Haritaki: The fruits of this variety are small with big seeds and are mostly used for external applications and are usually found in the Himalayan regions.

  • Jayanti Haritaki: The tree bears yellow colored flowers, and the dried fruits are used for curing all type of disorders and are mostly found in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

  • Abhaya Haritaki: The fruits of this type of haritaki are long and hard and are mostly used for rejuvenation and longevity. These are commonly grown in the Champa region.

  • Amrita Haritaki: The fruits of this variety are smooth and soft and are mostly used for nourishment and vitality. These are widely cultivated in the Kerala region.

To pacify the air element (Vata), take haritaki with ghee, or clarified butter. To pacify fire and heat (Pitta), you can take haritaki with a little sugar. To pacify water and earth (Kapha), you can take haritaki with a little rock salt.

Haritaki is a powerful herb that can offer you many benefits for your health and hair. Try it today and experience the difference! 😊

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Haritaki is known as the king of medicines for its versatile health benefits, such as improving digestion, metabolism, weight loss, skin health, hair health, cognitive abilities, libido, fertility, and longevity. It also helps in preventing and treating constipation, piles, migraine, headache, acidity, ulcers, infections, and many more ailments. SHARIR SHODHAK is easy to use and suitable for all age groups. Just mix one scoop of powder with a glass of lukewarm water and consume before breakfast and after dinner. Experience the difference with Vagbhata Herbs SHARIR SHODHAK and live with nature! 😊


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