ORGANIC Haritaki Powder (India)
ORGANIC Haritaki Powder (India)
Origin and things worth knowing
Haritaki or Harad (Terminalia chebula) has been anchored in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine for several thousand years and is considered a superfood.
In India, this plant is also known as the "queen of medicinal plants" because it has an immense spectrum of effects. Buddha statues holding a Haritaki branch also testify to the cultural and medicinal importance of this plant.
This evergreen tree is found in the forests of India, China, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Together with the fruits Amalaki and Bibhitaki, Haritaki forms the famous Ayurvedic remedy Triphala, which is said to have rejuvenating properties.
In Ayurvedic teaching there are 6 rasas (tastes in the mouth):
Sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and tart - Haritaki covers all these flavors except for salty.
Properties and Effects:
In addition to the extraordinary blood-cleansing effect, Haritaki also has the ability to increase the oxygen content in the blood to up to 300% when taken regularly. This improves concentration and memory, as well as general performance.
The increased oxygen intake also promotes circulation in the tissue and improves blood flow - this can also prevent heart attacks or strokes.
Haritaki strengthens the connective tissue - water retention, varicose veins and high blood pressure can be combated extremely effectively.
Haritaki helps with skin problems such as pimples and acne, allergic skin reactions and can also counteract hair loss.
Haritaki is considered a real fountain of youth: it strengthens the eyesight, cleanses the gastrointestinal tract and improves the intestinal flora. It works against constipation as well as against diarrhea (see applications) and can even remove intestinal parasites.
It strengthens the liver and spleen as well as the nerves and brain and can prevent dementia.
further properties are:
- laxative (see applications)
- eye strengthening
- blood purifying
- intestinal regulating
- promotes blood circulation
- detoxifying or purifying
- anti-inflammatory (bladder and kidney)
- skin and tissue improving
- heart strengthening
- soothes coughs and reduces phlegm
- nerve and brain tonic
- wound healing
Nutritional value (per 100g)
Calories 1080 KJ / 263 kcal
of which saturated fatty acids 0.7g
of which sugar 0g
To detoxify the liver , a 30-day tea cure is recommended.
To do this, start with 2g Haritaki powder, pour hot water over it in a cup and let it steep for about 10 minutes. The powder can be taken away or drunk with it. If the body tolerates the Haritaki well (no nausea or stomach pain), the dose can be increased to 3g after a week.
You can do this in the morning, at noon or in the afternoon.
In case of diarrhea , it is recommended to boil 2 - 3g Haritaki powder in water for 5 - 10 minutes and then drink it in sips to bind liquid stool.
For sluggish digestion and constipation, 1 teaspoon of Haritaki powder should be stirred into warm water and drunk.
Haritaki powder should not be taken during pregnancy!
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.