Terminalia Bellirica (Bahera, Belleric Myrobalan)

Terminalia Bellirica (Bahera, Belleric Myrobalan)

Biological Name:

Terminalia Bellarica





Other Names:

Bibhitaki, Behada, Bhenda, bibhītaka, baheda, Belliric Myrobalan, Bastard myrobalan, Beach almond, Bedda nut tree, bahera, bahuvirya, bhutvaas, kalk, karshphal, Bahera, kalidruma, vehala, tanri, thaanni, bhutavasamu, karshaphalamu, tadi, tandrachettu, vibhitakamu, Taari, Taare, Taarekaayi, baheda, bahada, goting, bahera, bauri, karshah, vibhitakah, barro, Thingvandawt.



Terminalia bellerica is indigenous to tropical Asia including India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In India, it is mostly found in the plain dry forests of Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh. The plant is usually found flourishing in scattered forests, upper layer trees of stream valleys, lower seasonal rain forests, sunny mountain slopes, monsoon forests, and mixed deciduous forests, and thrives best on fertile, loamy soils with good drainage.


Additional Info:

  • Initial taste (Rasa)
  • Astringent predominant (Kashaya)
  • Quality (Guna)
  • Dry (Rooksha) Light (laghu)
  • Heating or cooling effect (Veerya)
  • Heating (Ushna)
  • Post digestive effect (Vipaka)
  • Sweet (Madhura)
  • Special Action (Prabhava)
  • Nil


Elements Applied:

Fruits and Seeds.


Active Components:

3,4,5-Trihydroxy benzoic acid (gallic acid) was isolated from the fruits and showed hepatoprotective properties in rats and mice. The fruit rind yielded the lignans termilignan, thannilignan and anolignan B, together with 7-hydroxy-3’,4’-(methylenedioxy) flavan. 


Used for:

  • Terminalia bellerica is antioxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-cancer, anti-pyretic Liver protective, cardio-tonic and digestive.
  • Used to treat digestive disorders, including both diarrhea and constipation, and indigestion and dysentery.
  • It has adaptogenic and brain-boosting properties thus enhancing concentration, memory capacity, focus, calmness, alertness of an individual. Being a brain tonic and stimulator, Baheda formulations have also reported improved memory, reasoning, problem-solving, and other cognitive abilities.
  •  In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, Terminalia bellerica has been used as a "health-harmonizer" in combination with Terminalia chebula and Emblica officinalis.
  • This combination is also used to lower cholesterol and to prevent death of heart tissue.
  • Used in respiratory conditions, including respiratory tract infections, cough, asthma and sore throat. It has anti-tussive and expectorant and Anti-allergic properties.
  • Used as a lotion for sore eyes and as a mouthwash and gargle.
  • Used in high blood pressure patients.
  • Used in mouth ulcers, skin rashes, and hair problems.
  • Also helps to manage obesity.
  • Used in the treatment of insomnia.
  • Also used to reduce weight.



5-7 grams (5-7 masha)

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