Iahas-Bibhitaki-Beach Almond

Bibhitaki (Beach Almond)


Bibhitaki Scientific Name

Terminalia bellirica

Bibhitaki Other Names

English: Belleric myrobalan, Beach Almond, Bedda nut tree
Hindi: Baheda
Sanskrit: Vibheeta

What is Bibhitaki ?

Bibhitaki (Terminalia berecilla), is a large broad-leafed plant commonly used in Ayurvedic treatments. It is also known as Vibheeta in Sanskrit, which means destroyer of fear of disease. The fruits for the plant are dried and powdered to be used in Ayurvedic formulations. It is one of the fruits in Triphala formulation, which helps to balance kapha dosha. Bibhitaki has anti-microbial and anti-allergic properties known to help combat diseases. It promotes longevity and increases stamina. It is found to improve digestion, aid in curing cold, constipation and bloating. It is found to have mildly sedative compounds that help in treating insomnia.

Common forms of Bibhitaki

Powder, Tablet, Capsule

Bibhitaki is commonly used for:

  • Relieving cough, cold
  • Promoting healthy eyes
  • Urinary Tract infection (Cystitis)
  • Improving hair health and hair growth
  • Relieving worm infestation
  • Relieving hoarseness of voice caused in throat infections

Bibhitaki Dosage

Powder: ¼ to ½ teaspoon twice a day
Capsule: 1-2 capsule twice a day

Bibhitaki Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known
Not so common side-effects: Not known
Pregnant and Nursing Mothers: Not enough evidence. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children: Not known, but lower doses are recommended.

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