Botanical Name : Terminalia Chebula
English Name : Yellow Myrobalan
Tamil Name : கடுக்காய் தோடு / kadukai thodu
Hindi Name : हर्रा, हरड़ / Harra / Harad
Malayalam Name : കടുക്ക / Katukka
Telugu Name : నల్లకరక / Nallakaraka
Kadukkai also known as Haritaki grows up to 60 ft in height. It comes under the family Combretaceae. It is found in the sub-Himalayan Ranges to West Bengal. The native of this tree is Southern Asia, especially India. Now it is widely distributed in China, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. The leaves are 3-8 inches long, 2-4 inches wide, and oval in shape. The bark of this tree is a dark brown color. Various medicinal uses of haritaki treat dental issues, acne and itchy skin, neurotransmitter diseases, and constipation.
Health Benefits of Haritaki Peel Powder
- For Skin Care
Kadukai powder is well known for its ability to treat a wide variety of skin diseases, it inhibits melanin production and has been proven to be very effective for removing pigmentation.
Since it is rich in antioxidants, it prevents cellular aging and keeps the skin blemish-free. It is also an amazing blood purifier and an amazing astringent.
- For Constipation
Kadukkai powder is a natural medicine that is available to us. Many suffer from constipation and take medicines for it continuously. It’s one of the traditional diets that are rich in fiber and using natural laxatives like kadukkai podi will keep our bowels in good health.
- For Acne
Kadukai powder has got both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it is very effective for treating acne. You can simply prepare the paste made with haritaki powder and boiled water when applied to acne heals it very quickly.
It prevents you from scar formation along with reducing the inflammation greatly. Another wonderful use of haritaki for skin is UV protection.
- Anti Carcinogenic Properties
It has an amazing power to kill cancer cells including breast cancer cells, human osteosarcoma cells, and prostate cancer cells. The chebulinic acid, tannic acid and ellagic acid found in haritaki showed the most anti-carcinogenic properties.
- Anti Diabetic Properties
Kadukkai is traditionally used years ago to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetic patients and it has been proven through clinical research to be true.
- Anti Arthritic & Anti Inflammatory Properties
One of the major properties of Kadukai is the Chebulagic acid which prevents the onset and progression of collagen-induced arthritis. It also reduces inflammation really well which makes it a boon for arthritic patients.
- Kadukkai has been used to treat eye diseases, and constipation as it is an amazing laxative, for almost all dental problems like bleeding gums, dental caries, and mouth ulcers.
- You can use the kadukkai powder to clean the mount and treat various dental problems. This paste has amazing anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
- It improves digestion and is popularly used for treating indigestion, cold, cough, chronic disorders, etc. It is also used for treating urinary problems.
How to Consume Kadukkai Thodu (Yellow Myrobalan)
Take 5 gms of powder in 100 ml water, heat the mix for some time, as soon as the water gets warm, filter the content, and drink it before food. Repeat the same for the Evening Dosage after dinner.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and pulverized without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herbal powders.