- It’s fruits are laxative, astringent, anthelmintic and antipyretic.
- They are useful in hepatitis, bronchitis, asthma, dyspepsia, piles, diarrhoea, coughs, hoarseness of voice, eye diseases and scorpion-sting.
- It is also used as a hair tonic.
- Pulp of the fruit is useful in dysenteric-diarrhoea, dropsy, piles and leprosy.
- The seed oil is used in rheumatism.
- The paste obtained from this plant offers a distinctive advantage in wound healing.
- It has antioxidant, antimicrobial, analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-cancer properties.
Terminalia bellirica is a large deciduous tree native to India and about 100 species are distributed throughout the world. It is commonly found in plains and lower hills of Southeast Asia. In India it is abundantly found in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Maharashtra.