Terminalia chebula

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Terminalia chebula, I_PAO1060
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It is locally known as Harra. Harra holds a reputed position in ancient Indian literatures related to different systems of medicine. Its all parts are used as medicine but fruits and barks are used most commonly. It is integral part of Traditional Healing in Indian state Chhattisgarh. Immature fruits of Harra, as shown in picture, are used in rural region. Fruits are crushed and 25 other herbs are added. In form of paste the combination is applied on wound developed due to continuous working in waterlogged rice fields. Natives not only get rid from such wound through this simple use but also they use it as preventive. The senior Healers truly say that Mother Nature has made it available during this time only to provide relief to rice workers. Traditional Healers practice Traditional Allelopathic Knowledge to enrich Harra trees with medicinal properties before its collection. State forests are rich in its natural population. It is important Non-wood forest produce. Every year natives collect its fruits in bulk and sell it to herb traders. For related information please read this research article Oudhia, P. (2005-07). Hidden (but great) contribution of village children in Minor forest produce business of Indian state Chhattisgarh.http://www.Ecoport.org

title Terminalia chebula
country India
state Chhattisgarh
locality Raipur
date yyyymmdd 2008-08-15 14:32:10

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