Terminalia chebula is used to treat many conditions like digestive disorders, irregular fevers, flatulence, constipation. It is the best bowel cleanser and can be helpful emptying the stomach in a safer way.
Terminalia cheubla is basically astringent, mild and safe purgative, stomachic and mild laxative. It has been used to treat various conditions particularly asthma, piles and cough. It is also useful in healing of wounds and scalds. Haritaki can be used as gargle against inflammation of mucous membrane in the mouth.
Terminalia cheubla is also used for treating ulcers, vomiting, colic pain urinary infections, diabetes, skin diseases, parasitic infections, heart diseases, and hemorrhoids. Terminalia cheubla, if taken after meals, prevents stomach upset.
Preliminary researches have shown that Terminalia chebula is very effective in treating the herpes simplex virus (HSV). However, safety of the drug in pregnancy lacks of researches and have not established firmly.