In Ayurveda Haritaki is considered to destroy all diseases and eliminate all wastes (toxins or Ama) from the body. Haritaki is one of the three ingredients in the Ayurvedic formula Triphala. Supporting the body’s natural cleansing process, it gently removes accumulated natural toxins in the gastrointestinal tract. As a rejuvenator, it strengthens and nourishes the tissues and supports the proper function of the colon, lungs, liver and spleen. Haritaki is traditionally used as a remedy for all Vata type disorders. Haritaki is highly revered in India, as it is believed to increase energy, intelligence and awareness.