Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica): 36 Amazing Uses, Benefits, Dosage and Side Effects

Last Updated on January 30, 2024 by admin


The trees of baheda  are long, wide and high. Its tree is 18 to 30 miters high whose bark’s width is about 2 centimeters. Mostly, its trees are found on mountains and upper areas. Its shadow is useful for the health. Its leaves are like the banyan. Its trees are found in all areas. Its leaves are about 10 to 20 centimeters long and 6 to 9 centimeters wide. Its fruit is round like egg and 3 centimeters long which is known as “Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica)”. We find a kernel inside it which is sweet. Its fruit’s peel is used as medicine.

Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) Name in Different Languages:

  • English       :    Beleric myrobalan
  • Hindi           :     Baheda
  • Sanskrit     :    Vibhitak
  • Marathi       :    Beheda
  • Gujarati     :    Baheda
  • Bengali       :     Bahede
  • Kannada        :    Tarikayi
  • Malayalam     :   Tanni
  • Tamil          :    Akknad
  • Telugu         :    Balla
  • Persian     :     Valeele
  • Latin           :      Terminelia belerica

Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) Tree Structure: 

 Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) trees are found in the forests and hill areas. Its leaves are like the banyan. Its flowers are very small and its fruits grow in clusters like three leaved coper’s (varna). The bark of baheda ’s tree is used as medicine.

Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) Medicinal Properties:

  • Colour: It is brown with yellowness.
  • Taste: Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) is sweet.
  • Nature: Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) is cool.
  • Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) eliminates constipation and makes the stomach strong.
  • It increases appetite and eliminates gas trouble with the help of the motions.
  • It cures urticaria, headache and piles. 
  • Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) makes healthy and strong to the eyes and brain. 
  • It brings phlegm out and reduces hair whiteness. 
  • Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) eliminates phlegm and bile. 
  • It makes hair silky and cures hoarseness. 
  • It ends intoxication and filters blood. 
  • It kills stomach worms. 
  • Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) is very useful to cure tuberculosis and leprosy.

Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) kernel: The kernel of baheda  quenches thirst and cures vomiting. It eliminates phlegm and gas trouble. It is light, pungent and intoxicated. The properties of baheda ’s kernel are equal the Indian gooseberry. Its collyrium ends eyes swelling.  

According to Ayurveda: Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) is sweet, pungent, light, dry, hot, excited and nutritive. It cures tridoshas (gas, bile and phlegm) and makes blood thick. It provides relief from pain and enhances sperm count. Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) is useful for the eyes and ends stomach worms. It is also useful for curing constipation, breath problems, cough, piles, indigestion, throat diseases, leprosy, hoarseness, rheumatism, skin diseases, lack of sexual power, hair problems, catarrh and burning sensation of the feet and hands.

According to Scientists: After searching the chemical structure of baheda  it has been found, that it’s fruit contains 17 percent tannin and fruit’s kernel contains 25 percent light yellow oil, saponin and resin.

Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) Dosage: 

Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) quantity should be taken 3 grams to 6 grams.

Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) Uses and Benefits:

1. Burning sensation of the feet and hands: Grind kernel of baheda  with water and apply it on the hands and feet, it provides relief.

2. Burning sensation: Grind slender marrow of baheda  and apply it on the body; it cures all types of burning sensation.

3. Phlegm:

  • Make a decoction by boiling leaves of baheda  with double quantity of sugar. Drinking this decoction brings phlegm out.
  • Sucking piece of baheda ’s bark cures cough and brings phlegm out easily. It also cures tickling caused by cough.

4. Sexual power: Eating peel of one baheda  daily enhances sexual power.

5. Eyesight: Mix equal quantity of baheda ’s peel and sugar-candy together. Taking one spoon this mixture with warm water twice a day enhances eyesight within two or three weeks.

6. Constipation: Grind half ripe fruit of baheda . Taking one spoon this preparation with some water twice a day eliminates constipation and makes stomach clean.

7. Asthma or breath problems:

  • Grind equal quantity of baheda  and datura’s leaves together after that fill it in to hubble-bubble and take its smoke, it provides relief from asthma and breath problems.
  • Apply some ghee on baheda  and cook it. When it cooks properly then remove soil from it and come out baheda . Sucking its bark provides relief from cough, cold and hoarseness.
  • Sucking bark of baheda  regularly cures cough due to breath problems.
  • Collect 40 grams bark of baheda , 2 grams tumid salt-ammoniac and one gram yellow ruddle (sona geru) together. Now, grind slender baheda ’s peel and filter it after that grind slender sal-ammoniac and ruddle. Mix all of these together and take, it provides relief from breath problems.
  • Quantity: 2-3 grams quantity of above remedy should be taken with honey twice a day, it cures asthma.
  • Grind 250 grams pulp of baheda ’s fruit and filter it. Grind 10 grams tumid sal-ammoniac and 5 grams pure yellow ruddle (sona geru) together. Mix these together and lick 3 grams this mixture with honey twice a day, it provides relief from breath problems and also cures asthma slowly.
  • Make the powder by grinding baheda ’s peels and boil it with goat milk. Mix honey into this after cooling. Licking this mixture twice a day ends breath problems.

8. Hair problems: Soak 2 spoons powder of baheda ’s fruit in water at night. In the next morning, apply this mixture in the hair roots for one hour then wash hair, it prevents hair fall.

9. Diarrhoea:

  • Burn fruit of baheda  and collect its ashes. Mix ¼ quantity of black salt in this ash to prepare powder. Taking one spoon this powder 2-3 times a day provides relief in diarrhoea.
  • Grind 2 to 5 grams bark of baheda ’s tree and 1-2 cloves with one spoon honey. Licking this mixture 3-4 times a day checks loose motions.
  • Taking toasted baheda  cures chronic diarrhoea.

10. Jaundice: Taking powder of baheda ’s peel with one spoon honey twice a day cures jaundice.

11. Acnes: Applying oil of baheda ’s kernels on the face before to sleep at night cures pimples and makes face beautiful.

12. Body strength: Taking Jam of Indian gooseberry twice a day makes the body strong and powerful.

13. Children constipation: Grind fruit of baheda  from a stone piece. Giving half spoon this preparation with one spoon milk to the child eliminates constipation and makes the stomach clean.

14. White leprosy and dysentery: Taking decoction of bark of baheda  tree cures white leprosy and dysentery.

15. Breath cough: Apply ghee upon one baheda  after that cover it with flour and cook it on the fire. Come out baheda  on the fire and peel its bark. This bark cures fast breathing and cough. Sucking some bark cures cough. The patient should not take bitter, silly and oily products and should not make sexual relationship during this process.

16. Throat disease (Kanthsarp): Grind bark of baheda ’s tree with water. Drinking this mixture provides relief. This medicine can be used to cure the disease of animal’s throat.

17. Germs in animals wound: If any animal has been suffering from wound germs, bark of baheda  tree should be given to animal with thick bread.

18. Blisters due to thorn of bhilanwa: Grind pulp of baheda  and apply it or apply paste of sandal, baheda ’s marrow, honey and cyperus on the affected part, it provides relief.

19. Jam of beleric myrobolam: Boil baheda  with water into a pot and mix sugar in this. Prepare treacle according to thick jam from it and mix boiled baheda  and small pepper’s powder in this then put this mixture in a pot. This jam is as much older as show its special quality. Taking this jam cures cough quickly.

20. Strangury: Licking 3-4 grams powder of kernel of baheda ’s fruit with honey twice a day provides relief strangury and stone of urinary bladder.

21. Pittaz permeh: Make powder by grinding baheda , red wood tree, black hellebore, wood apple, sarz, alstonia scholaris (chhatiban) and kamala flower (kabila) together. Taking 2 to 3 grams this powder with one spoon honey thrice a day provides relief.

22. Impotence: Taking 6 grams jaggery with 3 grams powder of baheda  twice a day ends impotence and increases sexual excitement.

23. Hernia: Applying paste of baheda  upon affected part provides relief on the first day.

24. Close tumour (Inside tumour of the wound which mouth is closed): Toast peel of baheda  with castor oil and grind it with vinegar. Applying this mixture upon closed tumours cures them within 2-3 days.

25. Bilious swelling:

  • Applying paste of baheda ’s kernels on the affected part cures swelling due to bile.
  • Applying paste of baheda  on the affected part provides relief from eyes swelling caused by bile.

26. Fever: Taking 40 to 60 ml decoction of baheda  twice a day provides relief in bile, phlegm and fever.

27. Itching: Oil of baheda  fruit’s kernels is very useful in itching. Rubbing this oil upon affected part ends burning sensation and itching.

28. Indigestion: Taking 3 to 6 grams fruit of baheda  (vibhitak) after the meals increases digestion power and cures lack of appetite. It also provides power to the stomach.

29. Cough:

  • Sucking one piece of baheda ’s peel or one piece of peeled ginger before to sleep at night brings phlegm out easily and cures dry cough and asthma too.
  • Taking 3 to 6 grams powder of baheda  with jaggery twice a day provides relief from cough. Toast marrow or peel of baheda  lightly and keep it in the mouth, it cures cough.
  • Make the powder by grinding 250 grams bark of baheda , 15 grams toasted sal-ammoniac and 10 grams yellow ruddle (sona geru) together. Taking 3 grams this powder with honey regularly cures asthma.

30. Corneal ulcer: Make powder by grinding 2 parts seed of yellow myrobalan, 3 parts seed of baheda  and 4 seeds of Indian gooseberry together and filter it. Mix water in this powder and make tablets from it. Mix this tablet in water or honey and apply it in the eyes 2-3 times a day, it cures corneal ulcer.

31. Chest pain: Licking toasted baheda  provides relief from chest pain.

32. Hiccup: Mix 10 grams honey with 10 grams powder of baheda  bark and store it. Licking some quantity of this mixture checks hiccup.

33. Weakness: Taking about 3 to 9 grams powder of baheda  with honey twice a day enhances body and brain power.

34. Fast palpitation of heart: Taking two pinches powder of baheda  bark with ghee or cow’s milk daily makes heart pulsation normal.

35. Larynx inflammation: Taking 3 to 9 grams powder of baheda  with honey twice a day cures swelling and burning sensation of the larynx. It also cures other diseases of the throat.

36. Hoarseness:

  • Grind equal quantity of baheda ’s peel, small peeper and rock salt together. Taking this mixture with 6 grams cow’s curd or whey cures hoarseness.
  • Toast bark of baheda  tree on fire and make powder from it. Taking 480 milligrams quantity of this powder with whey cures hoarseness.

Baheda (Terminalia Bellirica) Side Effects:  

Precautions: Taking over quantity of kernel of baheda  fruit appears poisonous effects on the body. It affects on the anus and causes intoxication.

Removing side-effect: Honey removes side-effect of baheda .

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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional before starting any new herbal treatment.

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