Terminalia Chebula (Harar) empowers digestion


Terminalia Chebula - Harar or Haritaki

Nature is infinite and to the extent we know it is not enough. It gives us many qualitative and miraculous materials. We do not know much about them and hence we could not benefit from them.

Some of them could cure deteriorated digestion and empowers them. Stomach is one such part of our body which has more chances of impairment than any other organ as we consume knowingly or unknowingly some harmful elements, which further deteriorates our digestive system.

If we get to know about digestive elements and we choose our diet considering them there would never be a chance of stomach related ailments. Such elements primarily include terminalia chebula, wood apple, guava, papaya, spices, curd shake, warm milk, isabgol, celery, white melon, asafetida and water from a brass pot.
  • Terminalia Chebula (harad) is such a divine element and is the most beneficial for stomach. It alone could cure constipation, piles, asthma, cough, swelled up throat tumours, protuberance of vocal chords, high B.P and heart ailments. Swelling, diarrhea, eye ailments and skin ailments could also be cured by it.
  • Small terminalia chebula could be used for constipations and piles. Due to its dry nature it should be used after frying it in ghee or butter and then making a powder. Add 10% rock salt in and consume 5-10 gm. at night with warm water. Those suffering from constipation should add 25% each of fennel (saunf) and sooth (saunth).
  • If the constipation exists for a long time then 25% of rock salt should be added into terminalia chebula (harad) and this should be consumed at night. This is also helpful in tonsillitis.
  • Terminalia chebula powder mixed in equal amount with Indian gooseberry (Amla) powder and Bahede powder, which is also termed as 'triphala' consumed at night with warm water or warm milk help in smooth fecal disposition. One best way to use triphala is by soaking one spoon full of it in water overnight and to drink the same water after filtering it in the morning which controls many a stomach ailments.
  • Triphala brew should be drunk in racy, asthma, constipation and liver ailments. To prepare the brew use two spoon full of triphala in two cups of water and boil it till it remains only half a cup, filter it and drink it warm if have to clear stomach also or else drink after it cools off.
  • Soak 100 gm. small terminalia chebula in lemon juice and add rock salt in it after a week. And when this misture dries off, two terminalia chebula could be used daily to empower digestion. It adds on appetite too.
  • 1-2 spoon of terminalia chebula jam should be consumed first and warm milk on top helps in smooth fecal disposal.
  • Add molasses powder in equal amount with Harad (terminalia chebula) powder and make small pebbles out of it, dry them out in shade and keep them in airtight container. Two of them consumed daily in summers could keep one away from ailments caused due to hot winds.
  • Small terminalia chebula and fennel should be fried in ghee and then powdered. Now add candy in equal amount to the powder and using it 2-3 times a day with luke warm water specially helps in diarrhea.
  • Consumption of 3 gm. powder of terminalia chebula with ghee clears biliary colic.
  • Piles could be cured by consuming powder of terminalia chebula cooked in cow urine with molasses. 
  • Powder of TC (harad) soaked in cow urine 3 gm. with buttermilk helps in blood passing ailment.
  • Powder of TC(harad), sooth and molasses together clears indigestion. All the gaseous and colic disorders could be cured with this powder and rock salt.