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Beleric myrobalan

Latin. Terminalia bellerica

Tibet. Barura

Botanical Name Terminalia bellerica
English name Beleric myrobalan
Tibetan Name Barura
Parts Used Fruit without seed
Altitude 200–1300 m
Pharmacological properties

Anti-diarrheal activity - has prominent intestinal fluid anti-secretory effect.
Anti-spasmodic activity - shows relaxation effect on small intestine.
Antiulcer activity- shows significant reduction in free acidity, total acidity and ulcer index; and increase in mucus content.
Wound healing activity - cutaneous wounds and ulcers; gastrointestinal ulcers.

Analgesic activity
Antipyretic activity
Bronchodilatory activity
Anti-bacterial activity - especially effective against Salmonella sp., S. aureus; has antibiofilm activity against Streptococcus mutans (oral pathogen); shows β-lactamase inhibitor activity

Antidepressant-like activity
Antihypertensive effect

Anti-hyperlipidemic activity - suppress absorption of meal-derived lipids mediated by gallic acid, thus may play a role in preventing metabolic syndrome.
Reduction of atherosclerosis risk factors - has inhibitory effect on LDL oxidation, pro-inflammatory cytokines, LOX-1 expression and ROS production in macrophages.
Hepatoprotective activity

Antioxidant activity - possesses significant antioxidant activity at scavenging free radicals and hydroxyl radicals.
Anticancer activity- has growth inhibitory activity; showed anticancer effects on both lung and breast cancer cell lines.
Anti-mutagenic activity

Ethnomedicinal uses

Rejuvenation action:
Balances disorders of Bile and Phlegm
Restores physical strength

Gastrointestinal system:
Improves digestion
Clears hoarseness and relieves thirst
Heals mouth and throat ulcers
Stops diarrhea
Relieves hemorrhoids

Immune system and detoxification:
Purifies lymph and thus is beneficial for skin and joint disorders
Clears parasites
Lowers fever
Relieve headache caused by fever and heat
Beneficial for respiratory tract infections, cough and sore throat
Protects liver and lungs
Lowers cholesterol

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