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Chitrak Haritaki

Reference - Bhaishajya Ratnavali Nasa roga – 31-33.


Chitrak Haritaki is a famous herbal formulation that is prepared from the mixture of effective herbs. Out of that fruitful herbs, Haritaki and Chitrak are very important herbs of this formulation.


  • Chitrak – Plumbago zeylanica
  • Amla - Phyllanthus emblica
  • Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia
  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula.
  • Trikatu – Pepper, Long pepper and Ginger
  • Cinnamon - Cinnamomum cassia
  • Patra – Cinnamomum tamala
  • Yavakshara
  • Dashamoola
  • Jaggery
  • Honey

Method of Preparation

  • Take the ingredients Chitrak, Amla, Guduchi, Dasamoola, make its decoction up to 4.8 litres.
  • Now mix the decoction with 4.8 kg jaggery and 3.07 kg  haritaki.
  • Heat the above mixture till got the semi-solid consistency.
  • Now added this mixture into 96 grams of Trikatu, Patra, Cinnamon, Yavakshara and 384 grams of honey.
  • The formulation is prepared.


  • 5 to 10 grams, one to two times a day, after meals with milk.
  • For children below 5 years of age – 1 to 2 grams
  • For age of 5 to 12 years – up to 5 grams


  • Chronic respiratory problems
  • Asthma
  • Bloating
  • Bronchitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Intestinal worms
  • Low digestive power


  • Over dose can cause stomach irritation
  • Avoid in pregnancy and lactation.
  • Take medicine under doctor's prescription.
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