Himej is also known as Myrobalan, Chebulic Myrobalan or Ink Nut. The botanical name is called Terminalia Chebula, and the Sanskrit name for Himej is Haritaki and Pathya. It is native to Southeast Asia and is commonly found in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and other tropical regions.
The fruit of the Himej tree has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine and other traditional healing systems. It is believed to have a range of medicinal properties, such as being astringent, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial.
Himej is commonly used in Ayurvedic preparations, such as churnas, which are powdered mixtures of herbs and spices. It is also used to make decoctions and infusions for treating digestive disorders, skin diseases, respiratory problems, and other health issues.
Himej fruit contains various bioactive compounds, including tannins, gallic acid, ellagic acid, chebulic acid, and flavonoids, which are responsible for their medicinal properties.