Bibhitaki is known for its dry, astringent properties that are beneficial for easing symptoms of Kapha imbalance, such as respiratory ailments.
One of the key ingredients that make up Triphala (three fruits), Bibhitaki is an excellent tissue healer.
Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica)
Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica)ÃÂ
Variety of phytochemicals are isolated from various parts of the plant which include alkaloid, coumarin, flavones, steroids, lignans, tannins, glycosides, terpenoid, saponin etc. Traditionally, T. belerica fruits are useful in treatment of hepatitis, bronchitis, asthma, dyspepsia, piles, diarrhoea, coughs, hoarseness of voice, eye diseases, scorpion-sting and also used as a hair tonic . Decoction of the green fruit is used for cough. Pulp of the fruit is useful in dysenteric-diarrhoea, dropsy, piles and leprosy. T. belerica has pharmacological attributes such as antioxidant, anticancer, antidiabetic, wound healing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective potential (1).
- Gupta A, Ph.D R, Kumar S, Pandey AK. Pharmacological Aspects of Terminalia belerica. 2017. p. 52-64.
Dosage and Directions
ÃÂÃÂ½ÃÂÃÂ teaspoon mixed with honey,ÃÂÃÂ twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30ÃÂÃÂ°C) away from direct sunlight.