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Terminalia belirica (Gaertn.) Roxb
  • Family : Combretaceae
  • English : Belliric myrobalan
  • Hindi : Baheda, Bhaira
  • Gujarati : Baheda
  • Sanskrit : Bibhitak, Vibhitakah, Aksah

  • Part used : Fruit

Botanical Description:  A large decidious buttressed tree, 20-30 m in height with thick brownish grey bark having shallow longitudinal fissures; leaves simple, alternate, long petioled, crowded about the extremities of the branches, broadly elliptic, margins entire, main nerves 6-8 pairs, midrib prominent on both surfaces, flowers pale greenish yellow with an offensive odour. In axillary spikes, longer than the petioles but shorter than the leaves; fruits ovoid, grey drupes, obscurely 5 angled, narrowed into a very short stalk. Flowering and fruiting from Febuary to August.

It is found throughout India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Kasaya
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksa
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Madhura
  • Karma : Caksusya, Kesya, Kaphapittajit, Bhedaka, Krminasana, Kasahara

Modern Pharmacological Action:  The lignans isolated from T. bellirica were shown to possess anti HIV, antimalarial and antifungal activities. T. bellirica extract applied topically promotes healing of wound contraction in alloxan induced diabetic rats where healing is delayed.

Our Products containing this ingredient

  • Abha Guggulu
  • Chandraprabha Powder
  • Cutisora Oil
  • Gandhak Rasayana
  • Sapta Amrut Loha
  • Triphala Powder