Terminalia Chebula is a medium to a large deciduous tree growing to 30 m (98 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in diameter.
This tree yields smallish, ribbed, and nut-like fruits which are picked when still green and then pickled, boiled with a little added sugar in their own syrup, or used in preserves.
The seed of the fruit is an abrasive seed enveloped by a fleshy and firm pulp. It is regarded as a universal panacea in Ayurveda and in traditional Tibetan medicine.
The plant is highly regarded in Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine. Terminalia chebula is one of the three key ingredients in Triphala, a natural compound that provides overall support for digestive function and helps ensure that the digestive tract works at optimal levels.
Note: Soak seeds in water for 24 hrs before sowing. Seed germination will start 35 days after sowing and continued up to 90 days.