Benefits of Bibhitaki

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.

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Astringent, sweet

Vırya(energy): Heating

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.