Terminalia chebula
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Terminalia chebula

chebulic myrobalan

  family combretaceae 
  genus terminalia 

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Genus  Terminalia Species  chebula Variety  Cultivar  Common names  chebulic myrobalan Family  COMBRETACEAE Specimen number  S8566 Data source  DyePl p48;MedPl p273
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The wood of Terminalia chebula has been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Yellow is the most typical color produced by Chebulic myrobalan. Terminalia chebula is used in Malaysia for dyeing. When dyeing with this plant, alum is used as a mordant to fix the color to the fabric.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  laxative   astringent Medicinal parts  Fruit Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Terminalia chebula is thought to have beneficial uses as either a laxative or an astringent. Chebulic myrobalan should not be used by anyone who is pregnant. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the fruit.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Wood Dye color  yellow
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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