Botanical Name: Terminalia bellirica
- English: Beleric myrobalan, Bastard myrobalan
- Sankskrit: Vibhita, Bibhitaka
- Unani: Baheraa, Balelaa
- Also, known as: Thandri, Vibhitaka, Bibhitaki, Karshaphala, Aksha, Akshaka, Bhita, Baibhita, Kaamaghna, Kalidru kali, Thaanrikkaai, Bahera, Aksa, Aksaka, Baheda, Babelo, Bhomoro, Bayada, Bhomra, Bhira, Balali, Shanti kayi,Tare kai, Tannikka, Thanikkaya, Thanrikkai, Bahedan,
Habitat: Throughout India
Harvested: Wild & Cultivated
Parts Used: Fruit (Without Seeds)
Behda is a large deciduous tree 10-15 meters in height, commonly in plain and forests up to 1000 meters’ elevation. The fruit is spherical, 2-4 cm in diameter, fresh ripe fruits slightly silvery, matured fruits are a grey or greyish brown, the rind of fruits shows the variation in thickness from 3-5 mm, purgative when half-ripe, astringent when ripe.
Behda is one of the three key ingredients in the constitution of the” Triphala Churna”. Behda is one of the most rewarder herbs in Ayurveda- The ancient Indian Medicinal Treatment.
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herb to any super food herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herb with honey or glycerin to make paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, gives you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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