|Urdu Name:||ہریڑ /hareer|
|English Name:||Chebulic Myrobalan/چیبولک میروبلان|
|Scientific Name:||Terminalia chebula|
Terminalia / Chebulic Myrobalan Greenish yellow
Terminalia is a tree. Three species of terminalia are used for medicine. These species are Terminalia arjuna, Terminalia bellerica, and Terminalia chebula.
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, Terminalia arjuna has been used to balance the three “humors”: kapha, pitta, and vata. It has also been used for asthma, bile duct disorders, scorpion stings, and poisonings.
The bark of Terminalia arjuna has been used in India for more than 3000 years, primarily as a heart remedy. An Indian physician named Vagbhata has been credited as the first to use this product for heart conditions in the seventh century A.D. Research on terminalia has been going on since the 1930s, but studies have provided mixed results. Its role, if any, in heart disease still remains uncertain.
Nevertheless, people today use Terminalia arjuna for disorders of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), including heart disease and related chest pain, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. It is also used as “a water pill,” and for earaches, dysentery, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), diseases of the urinary tract, and to increase sexual desire.
Chest pain (angina). Terminalia improves symptoms in people experiencing chest pain after a heart attack.
Congestive heart failure (CHF). Terminalia by mouth with conventional medications for 2 weeks improves symptoms in people with CHF.
- HIV infection.
- Lung conditions.
- Severe diarrhea.
- Urinary problems.
- Water retention.
Terminalia arjuna is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth for 3 months or less. But don’t use it without medical supervision. It might affect your heart.