Bibhitaki Powder (India) 100g
Bibhitaki Powder (India) 100g
Origin and things worth knowing
Terminalia belerica, also known as Bellerian Myrobalane, is a species of flowering plant in the Combretaceae family, native to various parts of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The use of Terminalia belerica dates back thousands of years and is widespread in different cultures and traditions.
The plant is considered one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian healing art, and has been used in medicine for over 3,000 years. The ancient texts of Ayurvedic narrations such as the Charaka Samhita and the Sushruta Samhita describe the use of Terminalia belerica as a tonic for the digestive system and to support liver function.
In traditional Chinese medicine, bibhitaki is known as "Ba Yue Zha" and is used to treat conditions such as cough, asthma and chest pain.
Bibhitaki is also widely used in Unani medicine, a traditional form of medicine common in the Islamic world. Combining Ayurvedic and Greek methods, Unani medicine uses Terminalia belerica to treat diabetes, diarrhea and as a detoxifier.
Bibhitaki is a valuable component of Triphala, a 3-component Ayurvedic remedy with incredible effects and a very broad spectrum of effects.
The 3 components are Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amalaki and are mixed in a ratio of 1:1:1.
Properties and Effects:
Improving Digestion: Often used as a digestive aid, bibhitaki can help relieve digestive issues like constipation, bloating, and stomach pain.
Cleansing the body: Terminalia belerica has a cleansing effect on the body and can help remove toxins from the body, especially the liver.
Improving Respiratory Health: Bibhitaki may help improve respiratory health and may help treat asthma, cough, and other respiratory conditions.
Eye Health Support: Terminalia belerica may help improve eye health and may help treat eye problems like watery eyes, night blindness, and other vision disorders.
Anti-Aging Properties: Bibhitaki is rich in antioxidants, which may help slow skin aging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Cardiovascular Protection: Terminalia belerica may help protect the cardiovascular system and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and heart attack.
Improving Cognitive Function: Bibhitaki may help improve cognitive function and may help treat memory problems, poor concentration, and other cognitive disorders.
Protection Against Cancer: Terminalia belerica contains compounds that have anti-cancer properties and may help inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Supporting Liver Health: Bibhitaki may help support liver health and may help treat liver conditions such as cirrhosis and hepatitis.
Protecting the skin: Terminalia belerica can help protect the skin and can help treat skin problems like eczema and rashes.
Improve Bone Health: Bibhitaki may help improve bone health and reduce the risk of bone diseases like osteoporosis.
Promote Wound Healing: Terminalia belerica may help promote wound healing and may aid in the management of wounds and injuries.
Supporting Immune Function: Bibhitaki may help support immune function and strengthen the immune system.
Stress Relief: Terminalia belerica may help reduce stress and may help treat stress-related disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Protecting the Kidneys: Bibhitaki may help protect the kidneys and may help treat kidney conditions like kidney stones and kidney failure.
Nutritional value (per 100g)
Calories 1559 KJ / 372 kcal
of which saturated fatty acids <0.1g
of which sugar 0g
Depending on age, weight and state of health, 1 - 2 teaspoons of Bibhitaki powder can be used daily
prepared as a tea or stirred into muesli, porridge, fruit juice, etc.
It is most effective to have a Bibhitaki tea or fruit juice before starting breakfast.
Due to the limited information, it is recommended that pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding should refrain from consuming Bibhitaki and Triphala supplements unless their doctor has given their specific consent.
It is important to note that taking any dietary supplements during pregnancy and breastfeeding should be done with caution as some products may have adverse effects on the unborn child or the breastfed baby.
Note on medical content:
The content presented here only provides an overview of possible medical use and does not constitute a recommendation for use.
Please always consult a (family) doctor or pharmacist.