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AYURVEDIC HERB SUPPLEMENTS

Haritaki HERBAL POWDER (TERMINALIA CHEBULA)

This famous, gentle laxative cleanse and tones the colon. Used for millenia in India for all Vata disorders.

How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Promotes detoxification & rejuvenation for Vata:
  • Removes excess Vata from the system
  • Assists natural internal cleansing
  • Nourishes and rejuvenates the tissues
  • Promotes healthy digestion and absorption
Softens stool, helping with constipation. Sour and pungent tastes aid in flatulence, abdominal discomfort, belching, indigestion, and malabsorption.

For mild laxative or stool softening effect, use 1/4-1/2 tsp in warm water before bed. Since haritaki is very astringent, it initially makes your mouth dry. The effect is temporary however. Shortly thereafter, it provokes release of saliva. Finally, haritaki tastes sweet. To minimize dryness in the mouth, brew as a tea then strain. Or, mix with a bit of honey. As a cleanser, contraindicated in pregnancy. Caution in acute diarrhea.

Ayurveda considers Haritaki to be one of the best herbs for balancing Vata dosha. As a natural laxative and purgative, it removes undigested food and accumulated toxins from the gastrointestinal tract. It strengthens and nourishes the tissues and supports proper function of the colon, lungs, liver and spleen. Haritaki is traditionally used as a remedy for all Vata disturbances, including constipation, emaciation, flatulence and indigestion. Haritaki is highly revered in India, as it is believed to increase energy, intelligence and awareness.
Ayurveda Haritaki Whole Plant Large

Ayurveda Haritaki Fruit Large

Ayurveda Haritaki Flower Large

Ayurveda Haritaki Leaf Large

Ayurveda Haritaki Stem / Bark Large

Ayurveda Haritaki Harvested Large

Ayurveda Haritaki Monogram Large

SUGGESTED USE

1/4-1/2 tsp in warm water or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines

Biocharacteristics of Haritaki

See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.
INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Affinity: Cleanse And Detox, Digestion, Respiratory Health
Family: Combretaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Haritaki
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Sialogogue

STRONG SIALOGOGUE

A sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a lesser degree. Astringents.

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Appetizer

APPETIZER

Herbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.

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Carminative

CARMINATIVE

Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.

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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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General Laxative

STRONG GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Stool Softener

STRONG STOOL-SOFTENER

Softens hard and difficult to eliminate stool. Stool softeners are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Examples include warm milk with ghee.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Cholinergic

CHOLINERGIC

Increases acetylcholine production or uptake, improving nerve health, memory, mood, coordination, and protecting neurons.

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Nervine

NERVINE

Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.

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Vulnerary

VULNERARY

An herb used for the treatment of wounds (antiulcer, connective tissue tonic).

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Clears Sinuses

CLEARS-SINUSES

Cleanses sinuses by draining excess mucus, allowing for clear, easy breathing.

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Expectorant

EXPECTORANT

Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.

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Flushes Membranes

STRONG FLUSHES-MEMBRANES

Herbs in this category stimulate mucus membranes to release fluids, flushing them out.

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Anthelminthic

ANTHELMINTHIC

Kills parasitic worms (hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, etc).

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Antimicrobial

ANTIMICROBIAL

An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.

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Immune Calming

IMMUNE-CALMING

Herbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system, useful in allergies and autoimmune conditions.

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, Mast Cell Stabilizer
Alterative

ALTERATIVE

Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.

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Hemostatic

HEMOSTATIC

An herb that stops bleeding.

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Opthalmic

OPTHALMIC

Benefits the eyes, vision tonic.

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Styptic

STYPTIC

A herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used topically as a hemostatic to stop bleeding, or to reduce secretions.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Antispasmodic

ANTISPASMODIC

Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Haritaki

Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Vulnerary, Alterative, Carminative, Flushes-membranes, Sialogogue, Antimicrobial, Digestive, General-laxative, Stool-softener

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Coriander Seed

Coriander Seed has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Digestive, Immune-calming, Alterative, Appetizer, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Anthelminthic, Carminative, Expectorant, Vulnerary

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Antimicrobial, Clears-sinuses, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Flushes-membranes, Carminative, Diuretic

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Turmeric

Turmeric has these Actions in Common

Anthelminthic, Antispasmodic, Immune-calming, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Antimicrobial, Digestive, Mast-cell-stabilizer

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Cilantro

Cilantro has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Carminative, Hemostatic, Styptic, Anti-inflammatory, Digestive, Immune-calming

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Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Digestive, Immune-calming, Vulnerary, Appetizer, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Carminative, Expectorant, Nervine

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Thyme (fresh)

Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in Common

Anthelminthic, Appetizer, Immune-calming, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Antispasmodic, Expectorant, Nervine

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Antimicrobial, Clears-sinuses, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Flushes-membranes

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Turmeric Root (Fresh)

Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Immune-calming, Vulnerary, Anthelminthic, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Digestive, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Alterative, Antimicrobial

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Lime

Lime has these Actions in Common

Sialogogue, Digestive, General-laxative, Stool-softener, Alterative, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Appetizer, Flushes-membranes

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Dill

Dill has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Appetizer, Diuretic, Nervine, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Expectorant

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Haritaki

Yarrow

Yarrow has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Styptic, Antimicrobial, Vulnerary, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Immune-calming

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Digestive, General-laxative, Hemostatic, Internal-detoxicant, Opthalmic, Alterative, Sialogogue, Anti-inflammatory, Stool-softener, Carminative, Styptic

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Immune-calming, Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Antimicrobial, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Antispasmodic, Nervine, Appetizer, Clears-sinuses, Diuretic, Expectorant

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Triphala

Triphala has these Actions in Common

Flushes-membranes, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Opthalmic, Sialogogue, Alterative, Stool-softener, Digestive, Vulnerary, Diuretic

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Thyme White Essential Oil - 1/3 oz

Thyme White Essential Oil - 1/3 oz has these Actions in Common

Immune-calming, Internal-detoxicant, Anthelminthic, Nervine, Antimicrobial, Vulnerary, Antispasmodic, Appetizer, Digestive, Expectorant

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Goldenseal

Goldenseal has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Diuretic, General-laxative, Hemostatic, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Opthalmic, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial

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Kushta

Kushta has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Appetizer

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Mugwort

Mugwort has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Digestive, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Anthelminthic, Nervine, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Appetizer

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Neem Leaf

Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Immune-calming, Internal-detoxicant, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anthelminthic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial

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Bhringaraj

Bhringaraj has these Actions in Common

Immune-calming, Nervine, Opthalmic, Anthelminthic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Diuretic, Hemostatic

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Impact of Haritaki

In each clinical research trial below, students from the Joyful Belly School of Ayurveda ate the selected food for 3 days and reported the pharmacological effects. See other clinical research trials for diet & herbs at Joyful Belly.

TEMPERATURE/CIRCULATION

How did Haritaki affect your temperature?

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2
8
11
0
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your temperature?

0
1
12
15
0
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your ear temperature?

2
20
0
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your sweat quantity?

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17
3
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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your sweat quantity?

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22
4
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the color of your skin?

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2
3
0
17
Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the color of your tongue body?

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7
0
14
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the color of your tongue body?

4
9
1
14
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the swelling of your tongue body?

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6
15
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the swelling of your tongue body?

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8
19
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your appetite/hunger?

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4
7
8
2
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your appetite/hunger?

0
2
7
17
2
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your digestion speed?

4
11
6
1
0
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your digestion speed?

3
15
7
3
0
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

TOXINS

How did Haritaki affect the amount of gas & bloating?

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12
11
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the amount of gas & bloating?

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9
5
6
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your stool smell?

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5
15
7
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your stool smell?

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1
12
7
2
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

Tongue: How did Haritaki affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

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9
10
1
1
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

Tongue: How did Haritaki affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

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12
10
5
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the color of your tongue coating?

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2
1
1
17
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the color of your tongue coating?

2
6
1
2
17
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your throat soreness?

2
15
5
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your urine smell?

0
2
23
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your urine smell?

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2
16
4
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

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1
19
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

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1
21
5
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your sweat smell?

0
2
17
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your sweat smell?

1
0
22
2
3
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your acne?

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20
2
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your freckles/moles?

0
22
0
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

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0
1
0
2
Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
18
No Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the color of the lower eye lid?

0
1
20
1
More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

HYDRATION

How did Haritaki affect your urine frequency/quantity?

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2
12
7
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your urine frequency/quantity?

0
6
15
7
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the dryness of your skin?

6
2
14
DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the puffiness of lower eye lid?

0
20
2
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the cracks on your tongue?

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7
14
5
1
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the cracks on your tongue?

2
8
11
1
0
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

FLUID-THICKNESS

How did Haritaki affect your ear pressure?

2
17
3
More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your congestion?

1
13
8
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

1
14
7
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

NERVOUS-SYSTEM

How did Haritaki affect your energy levels?

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3
13
5
0
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your energy levels?

0
1
10
16
1
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your muscle tension?

1
5
18
4
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your muscle tension?

0
4
14
4
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your anxiety?

2
10
14
2
0
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your anxiety?

0
4
11
5
2
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the stillness of your tongue?

3
18
1
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the stillness of your tongue?

2
18
8
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

DIGESTION

How did Haritaki affect burning sensations in digestive tract (do not include acid reflux)?

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3
15
3
0
Much reliefSlight reliefSameSlightly more burningMuch more burning
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the amount of gas & bloating?

2
12
11
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the amount of gas & bloating?

1
9
5
6
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your appetite/hunger?

1
4
7
8
2
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your appetite/hunger?

0
2
7
17
2
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your digestion speed?

4
11
6
1
0
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your digestion speed?

3
15
7
3
0
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

TONGUE

How did Haritaki affect the cracks on your tongue?

1
7
14
5
1
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the cracks on your tongue?

2
8
11
1
0
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

Tongue: How did Haritaki affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

1
9
10
1
1
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

Tongue: How did Haritaki affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

1
12
10
5
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the swelling of your tongue body?

1
6
15
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the swelling of your tongue body?

1
8
19
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the color of your tongue body?

1
7
0
14
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the color of your tongue body?

4
9
1
14
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the stillness of your tongue?

3
18
1
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the stillness of your tongue?

2
18
8
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect the color of your tongue coating?

1
2
1
1
17
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the color of your tongue coating?

2
6
1
2
17
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

STOOL

How did Haritaki affect your stool smell?

0
5
15
7
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your stool smell?

0
1
12
7
2
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your stool frequency/quantity?

1
1
7
9
4
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your stool frequency/quantity?

1
4
9
9
5
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your stool consistency?

4
8
9
6
1
Much softerSlightly softerSameSlightly harderMuch harder
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your stool consistency?

6
6
7
3
0
Much softerSlightly softerSameSlightly harderMuch harder
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your stool color?

3
0
2
1
16
More yellowMore grayMore greenMore orangeSame
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your stool color?

3
0
0
2
23
More yellowMore grayMore greenMore orangeSame
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your stool lightness?

2
3
15
2
0
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly darkerMuch darker
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your stool lightness?

1
4
14
9
0
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly darkerMuch darker
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

URINE

How did Haritaki affect your urine smell?

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2
23
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your urine smell?

0
2
16
4
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your urine frequency/quantity?

0
2
12
7
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your urine frequency/quantity?

0
6
15
7
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your urine lightness?

0
4
19
5
0
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly DarkerMuch Darker
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your urine lightness?

1
2
15
4
0
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly DarkerMuch Darker
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

0
1
19
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

1
1
21
5
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your urine clarity?

1
17
4
More cloudySameMore clear
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your urine clarity?

1
23
4
More cloudySameMore clear
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

SWEAT

How did Haritaki affect your sweat smell?

0
2
17
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your sweat smell?

1
0
22
2
3
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your sweat quantity?

0
2
17
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your sweat quantity?

0
2
22
4
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

SKIN

How did Haritaki affect the color of your skin?

0
2
3
0
17
Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your freckles/moles?

0
22
0
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your acne?

0
20
2
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the dryness of your skin?

6
2
14
DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

EYE

How did Haritaki affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

1
0
1
0
2
Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
18
No Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the color of the lower eye lid?

0
1
20
1
More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the puffiness of lower eye lid?

0
20
2
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

ENT

How did Haritaki affect your throat soreness?

2
15
5
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

1
14
7
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your ear temperature?

2
20
0
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your congestion?

1
13
8
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your ear pressure?

2
17
3
More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

SYSTEMIC

How did Haritaki affect your muscle tension?

1
5
18
4
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your muscle tension?

0
4
14
4
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your temperature?

1
2
8
11
0
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your temperature?

0
1
12
15
0
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your anxiety?

2
10
14
2
0
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

How did Haritaki affect your anxiety?

0
4
11
5
2
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your energy levels?

1
3
13
5
0
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your energy levels?

0
1
10
16
1
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:47 (2021-03-08 - 2021-04-13)

HEART

How did Haritaki affect your heart rhythm?

1
21
0
More palpitationsSameLess palpitations
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your heart pain/pressure/cramping?

0
0
21
1
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)

How did Haritaki affect your heart rate?

0
0
18
4
0
Much slowerSlightly slowerSameSlightly fasterMuch faster
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:68 (2021-10-21 - 2021-10-25)


Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Haritaki may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual. Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.

HERB DRUG INTERACTION RISK

Here are some potential herb drug interactions. Please see your health care provider for more information.
  • Alterative: Anything that strengthens or cleanses the liver can clear drugs mroe quickly, requiring a higher dose.
  • Diuretic: Diuretics may clear pharmaceutical drugs more quickly, lowering the effect.

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- goshman, Bridgetown, W.INDIES
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, 07-15-15 (Reply)
So far so good. I think it's helping constipation. It tastes pretty bad but seems to be worth it. :-)
- Joy, Zurich, IL
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, 01-29-19 (Reply)
Defiantly will order again because it works gently for constipation. Have a cup every night before bedtime with a little honey. The taste takes getting used to but defiantly worth it.
- Cora Wilfinger, Manitowoc, WI
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, 06-09-19 (Reply)
It has helped my constipation. I took at night before bed and the next morning things went fine for me. I normally take 1/4 tea spoon and it still works pretty good. Also, 1/4 teaspoon in 8 oz warm water doesn't taste bad at all. However, I forgot to take it one night and the next day I needed to go to the bathroom. I had 8 oz warm water and I put more than my regular dose. I think I did 1/2 tea spoon. What happened was that it tasted very bitter and I got very nauseous. I still did go to the bathroom, which was needed. But for the future I'm taking only 1/4 teaspoon since I'm sensitive and this herbs are very powerful. Overall, satisfied with HAritaki. Great stool softener. Highly recommend this herb.
- EvenStar, Orem , UT
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, 07-07-19 (Reply)
- Vanessa Shellenberger, Lawrenceville, GA
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, 10-16-20 (Reply)
Is it okay to take with almond milk instead of warm water? Or would that counteract it's effects? I ask because it seemed to make my mind race a little in bed, nothing too bad though.
- Hayden Edwards, Venetia, PA
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, 01-15-21 (Reply)
Yes, you could use warm milk instead to warm water, it shouldn't cause an major changes to the effects. Have fun experimenting!
- Katie Clinton, Ferndale, sligo, AL
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