English: Beleric Myrobalan
Latin: T erminalia belerica Roxb.
Part Used: Fruit Habitat: A tree found through- out the Indian forests and plains Energetics: As- tringent-hot– sweet KP- ( V+ in excess)
Tissues: Plasma, muscle, bone
Systems: Digestive, excretory, nervous, respiratory Action: Anthelmintic, antiseptic, astringent, expec- torant, laxative, lithotriptic, rejuvenative, tonic Uses: Nausea, cold, vomiting, cough, bronchitis, catarrh, chronic diarrhea, dysentery, eye disorders, laryngitis, headache, hemorrhoids, parasites, stones, Kapha digestive disorders, urinary tract stones, stomach, liver disorders, G.I. tract diseases, increases appetite; mixed with honey it is good for sore throats and voice (or used as a gargle). Brain and stomach tonic, Part of the triphalá formula. Externally—as an antiseptic lotion; paste for Pitta swellings, eye diseases; dried ripe fruit—edema; with honey for ophthalmia.
Preparation: Infusion, decoction, powder, paste
Precaution: High Váyu