Bibhitaki is a large tree growing throughout the Indian forests and plains, also found in Sri Lanka. Bibhitaki literally means the ‘one who keeps you away from disease’. Its fruit is a good remedy for lung and intestinal diseases.
Benefits of Bibhitaki: Bronchitis, cold, cough, diarrhea, dysentery, headache, piles, liver disorders, kidney stones, sore throat, brain tonic.
Action: Anthelmintic, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, lithotriptic, rejuvenative, tonic.
Scientific name: Terminalia bellirica.
Useful part: Fruit.
Dosage: 250mg–3g per day or 3–15ml.
Rasa (taste): Astringent, sweet
Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet
Guna (quality): Dry, light
Dosa effect: VPK=
Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, muscle, bone, nerve
Srotas (channel): Digestive, respiratory, nervous, excretory
Classical and common names
Ayurvedic: Bibhitaka, Vibhitaka, Bibhitaki, Bibhita, Baibhita, Aksha, Akshaka, Kaamaghna, Kalidru KaliKarshaphala.
English: Belleric Myrobalan, Bastard Myrobalan.