Bibhítakí, Beleric Myrobalan

Sanskrit: Bibhítakí

BibabHItakI

Hindi: Bhaira

English: Beleric Myrobalan

Latin: T erminalia belerica Roxb.

Part Used: Fruit Habitat: A tree found through- out the Indian forests  an 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

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