Terminalia Bellirica, Bahera - Plant

Bibhitaki is a large deciduous tree found throughout India reaches height up to 30 meters.
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About Terminalia Bellirica

Bibhitaki is a large deciduous tree found throughout India reaches height up to 30 meters. Trunk of the tree is straight with brownish grey color. Leaves are long, alternate, oval and are clustered towards the end of branches. These are 7-14cm in breadth and 10-12cm in length.

Simple and solitary flowers are white or yellow in color, with offensive odor. Flowers appear in the month of May. Upper part of plant is male and lower part is female. Fruits are grey colored drupes, ovoid in shape. Sweet kernels inside the hard covering of fruit are sweet in taste, but these arenarcotic in action.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Myrobalanus bellirica
Maximum Reachable Height 1.5 to 30 feet
Flower Colour Green
Bloom Time October November
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

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.

Terminalia Bellirica care

Bibhtaki is also called baheda, herb which makes the fellow fearless and this herb is one of the ingredients among triphala i.e haritaki, vibhitaki and amalaki. This herb is very effective in the nourishment of dhatus of body and in pacification of tridosha. Fruit pulp is very effective in eye nourishment, hair growth and preventing hoarseness of voice. It also has mild sedative action and is also used in insomnia. This herb works wonderfully on all seven dhatus and gives miraculous results. This plant contains various chemical compounds such as sitosterol, egalic acid, galic acid, galloyl glucose, chebugalic acid, protein, oxalic acid, tannins, galactose, glucose, mannitol, fructose, chebulasic acid and ramnose.

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Medium
Soil Well drained soil
Temperature 20 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Terminalia Bellirica uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Unverified information In traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Baheda is known as "Bibhitaki;" in its fruit form it is used in the popular Indian herbal rasayana treatment triphala
  • This species is used by some tribes in the Indian subcontinent for its mind-altering qualities - they smoke dried kernels
  • Too much of this can cause nausea and vomiting

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Terminalia Bellirica?

Terminalia Bellirica is commonly known as Myrobalanus bellirica

How tall do Terminalia Bellirica grow?

On average Terminalia Bellirica grows 1.5 to 30 feet

What color are Terminalia Bellirica?

A Terminalia Bellirica plant bears flowers of color Green

When Terminalia Bellirica blooms?

With enough light, Terminalia Bellirica may produce Green flowers in October November

How hard is Terminalia Bellirica to grow?

A Terminalia Bellirica is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Terminalia Bellirica need?

A Terminalia Bellirica prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Terminalia Bellirica need?

A Terminalia Bellirica prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Terminalia Bellirica need?

A Terminalia Bellirica prefers Well drained soil

What temperature does a Terminalia Bellirica like?

A Terminalia Bellirica prefers 20 to 30 degrees C

How often should I fertilize my Terminalia Bellirica?

To encourage Terminalia Bellirica growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



Reviews

Thursday, 06 February 2020

Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.

sk jaiswal

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Awesome experience!!! Luved the plant. Looked exactly the same. Thank you NL

Kranthi

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Can you ensure that your packaging will not spoil the plant.

Lavanya Sumanth
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