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BAHEDA (Vibhitaki)

Botanical Name Terminalia bellerica
Family Combretaceae
Origin Southeast Asia
Description Ativisha is a perennial herb that grows up to a height of 2 to 3 feet. The leaves are large, deeply divided, and have toothed edges. The flowers are purple in color and arranged in panicles. The roots are thick, fleshy, and aromatic.
Parts Used The fruit, bark, and leaves are used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The recommended dose of Baheda powder is 1-3 grams per day.