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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 331-334

Haritaki (Chebulic myrobalan) and its varieties


1 Research Officer (Ayurveda), National Research Institute of Ayurvedic Drug Development, CCRAS, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of H and FW, Govt of India, 4 CN Block, Sector V, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Research Officer in Charge (Botany) , National Research Institute of Ayurvedic Drug Development, CCRAS, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of H and FW, Govt of India, 4 CN Block, Sector V, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Kshirod Kumar Ratha
Research Officer (Ay.), National Research Institute of Ayurvedic Drug Development, CCRAS, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of H and FW, Govt of India, 4 CN Block, Sector V, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata - 700 091, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.123139

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Haritaki (Terminalia chebula Retz., Family: Combretaceae) possesses a great therapeutic value and is widely distributed in India, up to an altitude of 1500 m. Though Terminalia chebula Retz is the only botanical source of Haritaki, the uses of its varieties along with their sources, identifying features and therapeutic uses are described in Ayurvedic classics and other medical literature. In the present study, a detailed review has been carried out on different varieties of Haritaki.


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