|Latin name||Terminalia bellerica|
|Sanskrit name||Vibhitak, Akshay, Karshfala, Kalidrum|
Terminalia bellirica is a large tree that commonly grows in Southeast Asia. It’s known as “Bibhitaki” in Ayurvedic Medicine, where the fruit of the tree is used as a treatment for common ailments like bacterial and viral infections.
Bibhitaki contains tannins, ellagic acid, gallic acid, lignans and flavones along with many other powerful plant compounds
that are thought to be responsible for its medicinal qualities. This potent herbal remedy has a variety of uses and may help treat a wide array of medical issues.
In particular, Bibhitaki has been researched for its anti-inflammatory properties.
In one study, 500 mg of Terminalia bellirica substantially reduced uric acid levels in patients with gout, an inflammatory condition characterized by the buildup of uric acid in the body.
Bibhitaki is also commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat diabetes and blood sugar dysregulation. This is because Bibhitaki is high in gallic acid and ellagic acid, two phytochemicals that have beneficial effects on blood sugar levels, insulin sensitivity and body weight