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,
Parts Used: Fruit
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 is grey or greyish brown, rind of fruits shows 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 herb in Ayurveda- The ancient Indian Medicinal Treatment.
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
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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