The botanical name of the commonly known Haritaki or Indian hog plum is Terminalia Chebula. This deciduous tree is native to South Asia from India and Nepal to southwest China. Its fruit is one of the three ingredients of the well known Ayurvedic formulation, ‘Triphala’. This miraculous fruit is bestowed with immense healing properties and rejuvenation capacity. The fruits are rich in hydroysable tannins which account for its medicinal properties. It is an effective laxative.