The dried fruit of the tree has a long history of use in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India.
Sometimes referred to as “chebulic myrobalan,” haritaki is one of three dried fruits that make up the ayurvedic formula Triphala.
Available in powder or dietary supplement form, haritaki has a bitter taste. It is rich in vitamin C and substances found to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
The holistic science of Ayurveda strongly advocates the uses of haritaki due to its potent laxative, astringent, purgative, anti-bilious and antioxidant properties for treating numerous health anomalies.