Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) ayurvedic herb is called the “king of medicines” in Tibet and is usually listed first in Ayurvedic Materia Medicas because of its extraordinary powers of healing. In Ayurveda it is considered to destroy all diseases and eliminate all wastes (toxins or Ama) from the body. Haritaki is one of the three ingredients in the Ayurvedic super formula Triphala. Supporting the body’s natural cleansing process, it gently removes accumulated natural toxins in the gastrointestinal tract. As a rejuvenator , it strengthens and nourishes the tissues and supports the proper function of the colon, lungs, liver and spleen. Haritaki is traditionally used as a remedy for all vata-related imbalances. It maintains regular elimination, helps promote healthy body mass, and supports comfortable and complete digestion. Haritaki is highly revered in India, as it is believed to increase energy, intelligence and awareness.

Common Usage:
Haritaki is considered to destroy all diseases and eliminate all wastes from the body

Possible Contraindications:
pregnancy, severe exhaustion, dehydration, emaciation, high pitta conditions

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