There are two types of myrrh, small and big. The small myrrh is about half that of the big myrrh. The big myrrh is yellow in color and has stripes on it. Both myrobalan are used for medicinal use. Haritaki which is drowned in water is considered to be good.

Harad tree is found all over India. In Ayurveda it is known by many other names such as Haritaki, Abhaya, Pathya, Putana, Amrita, Haimavati, Chetki, Vijaya, Jivanti and Rohini. In Hindi it is known by the names Harad, Harare, Harar. According to Ayurveda, the five juices in Haritaki are sweet, tart, kaduva, kasaila, and sour.

There are two types of myrrh, small and big. The small myrrh is about half that of the big myrrh. The big myrrh is yellow in color and has stripes on it. Both myrobalan are used for medicinal use. Haritaki which is drowned in water is considered to be good.

Haritaki is used in both tassel and dried forms. Fresh fruits are collected, cleaned, soaked in salt water and later kept as pickles. Eating it relieves constipation. It is also beneficial in indigestion and memory. The ripe dried fruit is grinded and made into powder and used medicinally. Taking one spoon of this powder with lukewarm water in the evening provides benefit in liver function and headache.

Haritaki is one of the three fruits of ‘Triphala’, a very well known Ayurvedic medicine. It is also used as an ingredient in the manufacture of Abhayarishta Abhayarishta, Abhaya Modak, Haritaki Khand, Agastya Rasayana etc. In allopathy it is used externally for treatment like ointments. In the Unani system of medicine, it is used as a blood purifier as a blood purifier. Haritaki fruit pulp piles, chronic diarrhea, dysentery, chronic diarrhea, dysentery, constipation constipation, flatulence flatulence, asthma asthma, urinary disorders urinary disorders, vomiting vomiting, hiccup, stomach worms intestinal worms, ascites ascites and enlarged spleen and Used in the treatment of enlarged spleen and liver. Used in fruit powder, chronic ulcers and wounds chronic ulcers and wounds, worm in teeth, blood from gums, etc.

General information of myrrh tree | Harad Tree


  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
  • Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
  • Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
  • Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
  • Subclass: Rosidae
  • Order: Myrtales
  • Family: Combretaceae – Indian Almond family
  • Genus: Terminalia L. – tropical almond
  • Species: Terminalia chebula (Gaertn.) Retz. – myrobalan

Botanical name of Harad Botanical name: Terminalia Chebula

Parts used for medicinal purpose : Pudding of fruit by removing seeds.

Type of plant Type : A medium to large deciduous tree.

Distribution Distribution : On dry slopes across India, mainly in deciduous forests; Up to a height of 1500 meters; It is also found in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Burma.

Habitat Habitat : Mainly deciduous forests with light rain but sometimes it is also found in slightly moist forests. Flowers in April to August and fruits in October to January.

Local name of Harad tree / Synonyms of Harad Tree

  • Sanskrit: Abhaya, Kayastha, Shiva, Pathya, Vijaya Abhaya, Kayastha, Shiva, Pathya, Vijaya (also called Vijaya Bhang in Ayurveda)
  • Assamese: Shilikha
  • Bengali : Haritaki
  • English : Myrobalan
  • Gujrati: Hirdo, Himaja, Pulo-harda
  • Hindi : Harre, Harad, Harar
  • Kannada : Alalekai
  • Kashmiri: Halela
  • Malayalam : Katukka
  • Marathi: Hirda, Haritaki, Harda, Hireda
  • Oriya: Harida
  • Punjabi: Halela, Harar
  • Tamil: Kadukkai
  • Telugu: Karaka, Karakkaya
  • Urdu: Halela

Ingredient of Haritaki

Haritaki fruit contains 30 percent chebulinic acid, 30-75 percent tannic acid, glycosides, and resins.

Harad Ayurvedic Properties and Karma | Ayurvedic Properties and action

  • Rasa (taste on tongue): sweet, acid, bitter, hard, bitter
  • Pharmacological Action: Short, rough
  • Potency: Warm
  • विपाक (transformed state after digestion): मधुर
  • Karma: visual, heart, heart, meditative, all-pervasive, chemistry, anulomana

Important Ayurvedic Medicines | IMPORTANT FORMULATIONS

Triphala Churna, Triphaladi Oil, Abhayarishta, Agastya Haritaki Rasayana, Chitraka Haritaki, Danti Haritaki, Dashmool Haritaki, Brahma Rasayan, Abhaya Saline, Pathyadi Lep.

Medicinal Uses of Harad | THERAPEUTIC USES IN HINDI

Inflammation, Hemorrhoids, Anorexia, Heart Disease, Cough, Pandu, Gonorrhea, Eczema, Vibandha, Chronic Fever, Typhoid Fever, Headache, Respiratory Tract, Gout, Abdominal Disease.

Dosage : 3-6 g powder of Haritaki fruit.

Medicinal Uses of Harad | Medicinal Uses of Haritaki

Haritaki has laxative laxative, astringent astringent, and chem tonic properties. Unripe fruit is beneficial in alveoli and diarrhea. Ripe fruit is known to be chemical, vata lowering, and hemorrhagic. Haritaki is used for stomach disease, liver and as a chemical. Externally, Haritaki is used for ulceration and for the formation of dentin.

Haritaki Haritaki cures Kapha with salt, Pitta with sugar, Vata disorders with ghee and cures all diseases with jaggery.

Arsh piles

Take 3 grams of Haritaki Churna twice a day with lukewarm water.

Gout gout

Take 3 grams Haritaki Churna powder with Giloy decoction twice a day.

Pandu disease anemia

Take 3 grams of Haritaki powder with jaggery twice a day.

Detractor laxative

Keep Haritaki soaked in water and chew it after eating food.

Low appetite to increase appetite

Chewing Haritaki’s pieces increases appetite by eating.

Loss of appetite

Haritaki’s fine powder, dry ginger, rock salt and car mixed with good twice a day improves appetite and digestion.


  1. Grinding Haritaki and licking it with honey is beneficial.
  2. Licking 1 gram powder of Haritaki with honey is beneficial.

Hiccups in hiccups

Drink Haritaki powder with water.

Mouth ulcers

Haritaki is benefited by applying eroded water.

Acidity Hyperacidity

Taking 1 teaspoon of Haritaki powder with raisins is beneficial.


Eating Haritaki powder with 1 spoon of black salt, twice a day is beneficial.

Method of consumption of Harad in seasons

To consume as a chemical, consume Haritaki with salt in the rainy season, sugar in the autumn, with dry ginger in the spring, with Pippali in the winter, with honey in the spring, and with jaggery in the summer. needed.

Who should not eat myrrh

Those who are weak, weak, weak, weak, high in bile and should not consume Haritaki during pregnancy. It should not be used even during fasting.

People who feel more thirsty, mouth dry and have a new fever should also not consume it.