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.
Terminalia chebula Retz
Fruit without seed.
Balances all elements (Wind, Bile and Phlegm)
Brings mind to peace
Restores physical strength
Supports heart and balances blood pressure
Restores digestive heat
Relieves meteorism and abdominal distension
Clears hoarseness and relieves thirst
Heals mouth and throat ulcers
Stops diarrhea caused by both cold and heat
Balances blood sugar levels
Immune system and detoxification:
Helps to expel water from the body
Destroys and expels urinary bladder stones
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-aging activity – inhibit oxidative stress and age-dependent shortening of telemetric DNA length; has cytoprotective effect.
- WHO monograph Fructus Chebulae
- Terminalia Chebula – Review on Pharmacological and Biochemical Studies
- Pharmacological Review on Terminalia Chebula
- The development of Terminalia chebula Retz. (Combretaceae) in clinical research
- The morphology, extractions, chemical constituents and uses of Terminalia chebula: A review