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Terminalia chebula haritaki

Anyone heard of this or tried it?

Edit: Just noticed it's also available in a common supplement called Triphala

The bold claims from the hype sites:http://www.holistic-herbalist.com/terminalia-chebula.html
Terminalia chebula & Abdominal Disorders:
It is good to increase the appetite, as digestive aid, Liver stimulant, as stomachic, as gastrointestinal prokinetic agent, and mild laxative.
Haritaki has proven gastrokinetic effect i.e. it helps in moving the contents of stomach earlier. So it can be used after surgeries and as adjuvant with other drugs that interfere with gastric motility as antihistaminics, atropine like drugs.
Base on its comprehensive properties, it promotes appetite and helps in digestion.
It stimulates the liver and protects it further by expelling the waste excretory products from the intestines.
The powder of Haritaki has been used in chronic diarrhea, sprue with good results. It should be used as hot infusion in these disorders. It is indicated in Protracted diarrhea with hematochezia and prolapse of rectum.
For persons with excessive gas in intestine, flatulence, it is a good herb that can be taken daily. it will relieve these conditions smoothly.
One compound Chebulagic acid from Haritaki has shown antispasmodic action like that of Papaverine.
Being a mild laxative, it is a mild herbal colon cleanse. With its other properties, it provides some help in conditions with Liver and Spleen enlargement and in Ascites. It is not a strong purgative like other herbs as Senna. It does the cleansing action very smoothly. Further it can be taken for a long time without any ill effects.
Web MD:
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-811-terminalia.aspx?activeingredientid=811&activeingredientname=terminalia

Terminalia bellerica and Terminalia chebula are both used for high cholesterol and digestive disorders, including both diarrhea and constipation, and indigestion. They have also been used for HIV infection.
Study on anti-inflammatory properties
http://www.usc.es/congresos/ecsoc/18/files/B/b030/index.pdf

http://www.iasj.net/iasj?func=fulltext&aId=62292
 
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I have never heard of this before.

I find the antiviral property interesting. Also it's ability to kill E-Coli.

What dosage, is always the question with these type of substances?

Thanks for the info.

Dan
 
I have never heard of this before.

I find the antiviral property interesting. Also it's ability to kill E-Coli.

What dosage, is always the question with these type of substances?

Thanks for the info.

Dan
I'm not sure, I might be able to find out, I'm researching ways of reactivating glutathione pathways using non-sulfate sources and this is one of the strongest individual supplements, but will be using it as part of a complex of supplements.
 
Interesting, idk why last time I stumbled on this I only took away the part about Taurine.

I've been researching stuff by a doctor. He talks about reactivating the glutathione pathways using phospatidyl choline, DIIM, and other things containing what's in the terminalia.

I have RLA and ALA on hand but I've heard that using anti-oxidants without returning the natural glutathione function's various pathways to normal can have adverse effects.
 
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