Myrobalan has a well-documented history of use in traditional medicines to treat disease. 

Treatments that have not been evaluated in modern phytotherapy but have been traditionally treated with  chebula include fever, and psychological and psychiatric issues. 

Myrobalan strengthens memory retention and brain activity. It is reported useful for confusion, headache, melancholy, depression, obsession, amnesia, facial paralysis, misanthropy, dizziness, and insomnia.

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Rejuvenation action:

  • Balances all elements (Wind, Bile and Phlegm)
  • Brings mind to peace
  • Restores physical strength
  • Strengthens eyesight
  • Supports heart and balances blood pressure

Gastrointestinal system:

  • Restores digestive heat
  • Balances appetite
  • Relieves meteorism and abdominal distension
  • Clears hoarseness and relieves thirst
  • Heals mouth and throat ulcers
  • Stops diarrhea caused by both cold and heat
  • Relieves hemorrhoids
  • Balances blood sugar levels

Immune system and detoxification:

  • Detoxifies body
  • Clears parasites
  • Purifies blood
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Relieves itching
  • Expels cough
  • Supports lungs

Urinary system:

  • Supports kidneys
  • Helps to expel water from the body
  • Destroys and expels urinary bladder stones

Specific actions:

  • Destroys neoplasms
  • Used for gout treatment
  • Anti-allergic activity – exhibits antihistamine and antispasmodic activities
  • Anti-fungal activity – active against common dermatophytes which are known causative agents of tinea; as well as against Candida albicans
  • Anti-bacterial activity – active against Shigella sp., Proteus sp. (commonly responsible for urinary tract infections), Klebsialla pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella sp., MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, H. pylori
  • Anti-viral activity – active against cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus type 1, HIV-1
  • Cardiovascular effects – increase cardiac output and have positive inotropic effect
  • Gastrointestinal activity – increase GI motility
  • Wound healing activity – cutaneous wounds and ulcers, including diabetic foot ulcer; gastrointestinal ulcers
  • Anti-hyperlipidemic activity – reduce cholesterol, triglyceride, atherosclerotic lesions
  • Antioxidant activity – exhibit protective activity agains lipid peroxidation, superoxide radical formation and free radical scavenging activities
  • Anti-mutagenic activity
  • Anti-aging activity – inhibit oxidative stress and age-dependent shortening of telemetric DNA length; has cytoprotective effect


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