Thandrikkai 200gm



Botanical Name:  Terminalia bellerica

Tamil:  Thandrikai

Telugu: Adamarutha, tani, tanni, tannikai,

Hindi:  Aheda, bahera, behara, behera

Kannada:  Taarekaayi



Baheda is a tall handsome tree, with characteristic bark, 12-50 m tall. Leaves are alternately arranged or fascicled at the end of branches, elliptic or elliptic obovate, leathery, dotted, and entire. Leaf tip is narrow- pointed or rounded. Leaves are 8-20 cm long, 7.5-15 cm wide, on stalks 2.15 cm long. Flowers arise in spikes in leaf axils, 5-15 cm long. Flowers are greenish yellow, 5-6 mm across, stalklesse, upper flowers of the spike are male, lower flowers are bisexual. Stamens are 3-4 mm long. Fruit is obovoid 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter, covered with minute pale pubescence, stone very thick, indistinctly 5 angled.



  • It is used in the popular Indian herbal rasayana treatment triphala.
  • Belleric helps to treat respiratory, blood and constipation related disorders.
  • Bellerica helps in better absorption of iron supplements and helps to treat anemia.
  • It is also very good in preventing hair loss.
  • It is effective for headache, chronic diarrhea, and piles.
  • It is used to relives gas formation in the stomach.