Amruth Home Garden

Amruth HomeGarden draws strength from our age old healing traditions. Generations of our ancestors have spent their lifetime to study plants growing in their neighbourhood and to find out their healing properties for their day to day health care needs.

chebula (Terminalia chebula)

  • chebula (English)
  • Harahara (Hindi)
  • Kadukka (Malayalam)
  • Heerda (Marathi)
  • Haritaki (Sanskrit)
  • Kadduki (Tamil)

Description: Trees 10-15 m tall. It is identified by dark brown bark exfoliating in irregular woody scales and presence of pair of large glands at the top of the petiole. leaves pubescent, ovate-oblong, obtuse at apex, rounded at base. Flowers greenish-white, fragrant in terminal spikes. Fruits greenish-yellow, ovoid. Stone is very thick, bony, rough, grooved with gum vessels on the wall

How to Grow: Through seeds

Care regime: AGROCLIMATIC REQUIREMENTS A short day plant species, but is generally a light demander and is fairly frost hardy, drought hardy and fire resistant. It grows on a wide range of soils with a pH range of 5 to 7.5 but prefers soils with low salinity and with moderate level of fertility. Best growth is seen in deep, moist, sandy loam with good subsoil drainage. It grows in areas with rainfall ranging from 750 to 3300 mm. It can tolerate temperature upto 47

Parts Used: Fruits

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Suggested Citation: B. S. Somashekhar, G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, Unnikrishnan P. M., Ravikumar K., Gangadharan G. G., Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Shilpa Naveen, Vijay Srinivas, Venugopal S. N.; Additional inputs: Soumyashree N., Sagar D. Sangale.
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