Haritaki Scientific Name

Terminalia chebula

Most common name of Haritaki


Haritaki Other Names

English: Chebulic Myrobalan
Hindi: Harad, Harade, Har
Other Name: Haleel, Anniley, Ordo, Manahi and more

What is Haritaki?

Haritaki or Harad, also known as ‘King of Medicines’, for its extraordinary therapeutic values. The word Haritaki comes from “Harati” which means effectively cure diseases and “Takati” which denotes the property to make human body shine.
It is mainly found in India up to an altitude of 1500 meters.
As per Tibetan literature, the whole tree can be used for its therapeutic properties. The roots help clear diseases of the bone, stems are helpful in treaing muscle diseases, bark is useful in treating skin-related diseases, branches help treat vascular disorders, leaves are used in treating visceral diseases and the fruit helps to maintain the health of vital organs like heart.

Common forms of Haritaki


Haritaki is commonly used for:

Haritaki Dosage

Powder: ½ – 1 teaspoon or as per your requirement.

Haritaki Side-effects and Warnings

Common side effects: Not known.
Not so common side effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.
1. Consuming without consultation or over consumption can lead to diarrhoea, inflames or sore mouth, dehydration, fever, tight jaw and weakness.
2. As it reduces blood sugar, people who are prescribed sugar reducing medicine should consult a doctor before consuming haritaki.
3. Doctor must be consulted before consumption for pregnant women and lactating mothers.

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