Haritaki has a botanical name “Terminalia Chebula” and also referred to as Pathya. It is the fruit grown on a transient tree to the height of 30m. It has dull yellow or white colour flowers. The fruit has five longitudinal ridges to a length of about 2 – 4 centimeters.
The medicinal properties of this fruit have been applauded by Ayurveda Acharyas with the creation of different names. However, it is popularly known as Haritaki due to its effectiveness in defeating numerous diseases. The fruit is a remedy to many diseases with its proven results over the times.