Kadukkai is regarded as a panacea in Ayurveda and Kayakalpa in Siddha. Kadukkai or Haritaki is held in high esteem in Ayurveda for its properties to prevent and cure diseases. It has enjoyed the prime place among medicinal herbs in India since ancient times. It is called the ‘King of Medicines’ and is always listed first in Ayurveda because of its extraordinary therapeutic benefits.
It is routinely used as traditional medicine by tribes of Tamil Nadu to cure several ailments such as fever, cough, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, skin diseases, candidiasis, urinary tract infection and wound infections. It is used commonly in many Ayurvedic preparations as diuretic and cardiotonic. It is used to prevent aging and impart longevity, immunity.*
*Haritaki as Kayakalpa: It can be used as a kayakalpa (rejuvenating the body and the mind) if taken in evening in prescribed amounts. To act as kayakalpa it should be consumed according to the season.
Consumption of Haritaki in 6 seasons Season/Kaalam
Adjuvant Illavenil (mildly sunny) – Honey
Muthuvenil (intense sunny) – Jaggery
Kar (Cloudy rainy) – Rock salt
Kuthir (Cold) – Sugar
Munpani (Early misty) – Dried ginger
Pinpani (Late misty) – Long pepper
Kadukkai or Terminalia chebula (Haritaki) is one of the important herbal drug used for treating many diseases including some varieties of cancer. Kadukkai is called as amutham (nector) in Tamil is a kayakalpa which balances the three bodily humors or doshas that are the main reasons for illness and stress that herbal medicines treats the cause of the disease rather than suppressing the symptoms.
**Terminalia chebula is valuable in preventing and treating several diseases of the mouth such as dental caries, spongy and bleeding gums, gingivitis, and Stomatitis.
*Kadukkai for tridosha: To Indian system of medicine all diseases are due to the imbalance in tridosha or three bodily humors. Haritaki if taken with salt can cure kapha dosha, with sugar can cure pitha dosha and when taken with ghee can cure vatha dosha
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Benefits of Kadukkai
- Kadukkai eliminates all waste from the body, and promote tissue growth and health.
- Kadukkai is a natural laxative, tones up the digestive system, reduces acidity, improves appetite, improves digestion, regulates colon function and promotes proper assimilation of food.
- Kadukkai increases the mucus production in the stomach forming a protective barrier thus preventing hyper acidity and ulcer.
- Regular consumption of Kadukkai powder is said to promote longevity and boost energy
- Good tonic for the nerves.
- Effective remedy for treating skin diseases, mouth ulcers and gum diseases.
Rinsing the mouth with kadukkai powder mixed with water, restores the taste and cures mouth ulcers
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