Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) has a long history of use in Ayurveda. The dried fruit of the tree is one of three dried fruits that make up the rejuvenating ayurvedic formula Triphala and balances all the three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Haritaki is rich in vitamin C and has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Haritaki is beneficial in improving the digestive functions of the body by increasing the absorption of essential nutrients from food and also has a mild laxative effect on the body and hence treats constipation and cleansing the intestines and reducing stomach acidity. The anti-bacterial and anti-oxidative nature of this Haritaki promotes overall skin and hair health.