SARVODAYA Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
Botanical Name Common Name Sanskrit Name
Terminalia Bellerica Baheda Bibhitaki

'Triphala' has three constituents- Haritaki, Bibhitaka and Amalaki. These are well known rejuvenating agents. They prevent aging and give longevity, immunity. They enhance body resistance against disease and improve mental faculties. The benefi- cial effects are studied and are established. Its unripe fruit is purgative, dried ripe fruit is astringent which is employed in dropsy, piles and diarrhoea. It is also used in fever, applied to the eyes, and is useful in sore throat and bronchitis.

Clinical trial of Bibhitaka phala churna in 137 cases has indicated that the drug has bronchodilatory, antispasmodic, antiphlegmatic, expectorant and sedative activities. Its kernel is narcotic and astringent which is used as an application to inflamed parts. Fully ripe or dried fruit mixed with honey is used as an application in conjunctivitis. It is a constituent of Triphala and is prescribed in diseases of liver and gastrointesti- nal tract and in a large variety of diseases as a rasayana.