Haritaki [Terminalia chebula]
Haritaki has been regarded very highly from ancient times by traditional healers and it is rightly called the mother of herbs. In Sanskrit, Haritaki means “carries away” (all diseases). The date-like haritaki fruit serves as a gentle and effective detoxifying agent for the body. Through its astringent taste, the haritaki stimulates the metabolic fire of the cells Probably due to its antioxidant properties haritaki is known as an adaptogen. Haritaki is the polyphenolic/phytonutrient-rich fruit of the Terminalia Chebula tree which contains various biochemicals such as hydrolysable tannins, phenolic compounds, and flavonoids. Haritaki is a safe and effective purgative, expectorant and tonic. It is widely used in ayurvedic as a rejuvenating agent as well as to help with the metabolic system. Haritaki promotes health through successive steps of purification and detoxification. Supporting the body's natural cleansing process, it increases digestive enzymes and gently removes accumulated natural toxins in the gastrointestinal tract. As a rejuvenative, it supports the proper function of the colon.