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Terminalia bellerica roxb - Bibhitaki
Bibhitaki is growing widely throughout the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka and SE Asia. In the Traditional system of medicine like Siddha and Unani. Medicinal uses have been described as it is works in disease of every system. This plant is belongs to Combretaceae family.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 Season to grow
- 12 Soil type required
- 13 Ecosystem/Climate
- 14 How to plant/cultivate
- 15 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 16 Photo Gallery
- 17 References
- 18 External Links
Beta-sitosterol,gallic acid,ellagic acid,ethyl gallate,galloyl glucose,chebulagic acid.
|Kannada||Thare, Tare Mara|
|English||Bedda nut tree, Belliric myrobalan|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
|Simple||Alternate or opposite||The leaves are spiral, clustered at the twig ends and petiole 3-10 cm long, obovate, elliptic or obovate-elliptic, margin entire, secondary veins 7 - 10 pairs, pinnate, prominent, tertiary veins reticulate|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Creamy white||5-20||Inflorescence axillary spikes and flowers sessile|
|Ovoid||3 cm across||Slightly 5 ridged||With hooked hairs||1-seeded||Fruiting season is March-May|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
Season to grow
Soil type required
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil.
How to plant/cultivate
The plant has a wide ecological range, succeeding in tropical and subtropical climates, but does not grow above 600 m altitude. It is found at elevations up to 1,400 metres in China.