Benefits, Uses & Side Effects of Haritaki | Kadukkai | Karakkaya | Harad For Health, Hair & Skin

Benefits, Uses & Side Effects of Haritaki | Kadukkai | Karakkaya | Harad For Health, Hair & Skin

HARITAKI

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1. HARITAKI FOR WEIGHT LOSS:

Haritaki is known to remove toxins from the body and keeps the digestive system in peak order. It prevents bloating sensation, acidity and helps in proper assimilation of food. Haritaki is a natural blood purifier and it helps to remove the toxins in the body. Consuming haritaki will regulate the hunger and combined together with a sensible diet and exercise will aid in weight loss naturally.

2. HARITAKI FOR HAIR LOSS:

In certain parts of India, haritaki oil is used on the hair to prevent lice infection and dandruff. They use it as a daily application hair oil. To make this oil, heat a cup of coconut oil in a pan and add the 3 haritaki pods. Once it has turned brown and the outer shell cracks, switch off the flame, let cool and store it in a glass bottle. Use this oil regularly to prevent lice infection and dandruff. This oil effectively treats hair loss too. Haritaki can also be used in hair packs, it can be ground along with curry leaf powder, amla powder and yogurt to form a paste and then applied on the hair.

3. HARITAKI FOR COUGH IN INFANTS & ADULTS:

Haritaki is amazing for treating cough in both adults and infants. Powder haritaki finely and mix it with honey and give it to the babies for 2 to 3 days. Some infants might vomit when they consume haritaki for the first time, that is normal and one need not worry about it. They will get used to it very soon. A big pinch (around 2 gms) for children around 3 to 6 years. A small pinch (around 1 gm) for children between 1 to 3 years. This remedy will treat cough very effectively. Try not to use haritaki powder continuously for children without medical supervision.

4. HARITAKI FOR CONSTIPATION:

Kadukkai powder is a natural laxative that is available to us. Many suffer from constipation and take medicines for it continuously. Having a traditional diet that is rich in fiber and using natural laxatives like kadukkai podi | powder will keep our bowels in good health. Regularly consuming medicine for constipation will make a person dependent on them and of course the side effects of bloating and flatulence when the laxative medicines are taken regularly. Stock up on this natural laxative and use it whenever you suffer from constipation. To make the remedy, break the haritaki, remove the seeds and sun dry the haritaki peel very well in the sun. Powder it well to a very fine powder and bottle it. Take the required amount of powder in a bowl, boil water and add to the haritaki powder. Drink it once it comes to lukewarm temperature before going to bed. You will find yourself free from constipation the next day morning. We do get haritaki powder in the markets but I prefer making it on my own as it is very effective when freshly ground.

5. HARITAKI FOR SKIN:

Haritaki effectively treats skin allergies in the ears caused by earrings. Gold and silver earrings doesn’t produce any allergies. But metal earrings will not agree with everyone as some of these metal earrings contain nickel. Some times if we wear these earrings for longer duration, the earlobes turn itchy, red and swollen. For this problem haritaki is the best answer. Just take a haritaki and rub it on the sandalwood stone with little boiled water. You have to rub it hard as the skin of the haritaki is hard. The paste is light green in color. Take this paste and apply on the affected area. Usually it gives good relief from pain and swellings due to allergies.

6. HARITAKI FOR ACNE:

Haritaki has got antibacterial properties making it very effective for treating acne. A simple paste made with haritaki powder and boiled water when applied on acne heals acne very quickly and prevents scars from forming. Another wonderful use of haritaki is UV protection, haritaki extract when applied on the skin topically prevents UV damage very effectively and this use has been proven through clinical research.

7. HARITAKI FOR ACIDITY:

Haritaki is known to cure all stomach related problems from acidity and indigestion to constipation very effectively. Haritaki increases the mucus production in the stomach forming a protective barrier thus preventing acidity and ulcer. To use haritaki powder as a remedy, take around 1/4 tsp of haritaki powder and mix it in hot water and drink till the problem disappears.

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