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Haritaki or Kadukaai (Terminalia chebula) is a wonder drug, finding its place in a wide range of therapeutic usage in the Ayurveda system of medicine.

I tell you guys this is the most powerful spiritual cleanser. I wanted to give you the title. Not just body cleanser. Because the oxygen level in the body increases 300%, it directly works on your non-mechanical parts of the brain. When the non-mechanical parts of the brain gets awakened, then all the spiritual truths are understood you will be able to grasp all the spiritual truths and live. - HH Paramahamsa Nithyananda Paramashivam

Haritaki is described as the 'Sarva Roga Nivarani' ('That Which Heals All Diseases') and it is the Drink of the Gods. It is said in ancient scriptures that the Haritaki came to life when a nectar drop fell from the cup of Indra, the King of heaven. It is considered to be the best herb for the digestive system and lungs.

Nothing like Haritaki. That is the really nectar from Devaloka. - HH Paramahamsa Nithyananda Paramashivam


The exact meaning of Haritaki is ‘the drop of the nectar fell from Indra’s cup and that drop is Haritaki’.

Hara is also the name of Lord Shiva, thus reflecting the sacred nature and exalted position of the plant. It means ‘green’. It is also ‘abhaya’ or ‘fearless’ of any disease.

Scriptural References

The power of Haritaki is recorded in ‘Chikitsa Sthana’, the special therapy section of the the early Ayurvedic text, the “Charaka Samhita”, or the ‘Compendium of Charaka’ dating back to 300 B.C. Ayurveda is the sacred science of longevity, hoslitic health, wellbeing in the vedic tradition.

Haritaki in Nithyananda Lineage

The Master has declared Haritaki as a prasada, a sacred offering to the divine, and shared with all.

Kadukkai powder routine is a gift to the Nithyananda lineage from the Madurai Aadhenam lineage, which also directly sources its roots from Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati as ‘Sundareswarar and Meenakshi’. Paramahamsa Nithyananda, as the 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam has gifted this rare practice to His disciple lineage.

It is served at all Nithyananda Ashrams, temples, and centers as a blessing from the divine. Anyone living spiritual practices should intake Haritaki.

In all Akashik Reading sessions, Kalabhairava dharshans, Haritaki will be given as a prasadam. Haritaki is the Kalabhairava’s prasada. Kalabhairava should be offered Haritaki and this should be shared as a prasadam of Kalabhairava among the devotees. And all our devotees, every month on Chitra nakshatram and Ashtami should do, Ashtami is the thithi for Kalabhairava and the thithi in which Swamiji was born. We should have Kalabhairava pooja, Kalabhairava’s worship and should have Haritaki as prasadam, share with everybody. - HH Paramahamsa Nithyananda Paramashivam

Haritaki – The Wonder Medicine for the Brain

Paramahamsa Nithyananda has announced the Haritaki as the wonder medicine for the brain. This discovery is one of the biggest gifts to humanity, which can rapidly heal numerous diseases and ailments.

*1. The Cure All Herb – Paramahamsa Nithyananda Paramashivam has termed Kadukkai Podi as ‘Sarva Roga Nivarani’ (‘that which heals all diseases’) in Sanskrit. For centuries, Ayurveda healers have called Haritaki the ‘King of medicines’. Ayurvedic healers believe it exists to destroy all diseases, eliminates all waste from the body, and promote tissue growth and health.

In the vedic tradition, the word ‘roga’ not just implies to physical diseases, but also extends to all sufferings that make us powerless, and thus out-of-integrity – physically, mentally, consciously. This wonder-medicine removes the body’s toxins in a natural way and makes one more energetic. It also purifies the blood and removes fat residues from the arteries and veins. It heals diabetes, hypertension and heart problems. It helps the vision to become sharp.

*2. Weeding Out the Root Patterns – Made of the powdered nut of the kadukka tree native to India, this medicine works in a subtle way on the mind as well, wiping away all the engraved memories (samskaras) and negative mental patterns, helping one to become aware of the inauthenticities, and complete with their root patterns.

*3. Awakening Non-Mechanical Parts of the Brain – It enhances the build-up of prana, a subtle energy which awakens the non-mechanical parts of the brain, making the brain and body fresh and alive. When the non-mechanical parts of the brain are awakened, it makes one more capable, sensitive and intelligent, and the person starts growing in awareness. With these new capabilities, when one receives the higher truths, they are absorbed more easily. The person starts using and applying the great truths and understandings as a key to every situation. This kind of psychological revolution helps one reorganize one’s thoughts and activities towards a more healthy, joyful and ecstatic life based on the newer understandings.

*4. Body-Mind Rejuvanation – Haritaki helps in the intellect, the strength of the body, stimulates the senses and aids to expel the urine, stool and other waste material from the body easily, rejuvenating the body. The gargles with the decoction of Haritaki Powder soothes the throat. It is a digestive aid. It helps in the pulmonary system of the body. It is also very beneficial for gums. It improves digestion, promotes the absorption of nutrients, and regulates colon function.

In the Words of the Master

Paramahamsa Nithyananda reveals the immaculate properties, and physical, mental and spiritual benefits of the Haritaki.

“The oxygen level in the blood increases to 300%. The whole stomach gets cleansed. That is one thing. The main thing is the whole blood becomes pure. 300% oxygen means equivalent to 2 hours of Pranayama.

Your whole ulcer gets healed. The stomach has subtle small ulcers. The whole ulcer gets healed. Mouth ulcer, stomach ulcer, gets healed. And the oxygen level in the blood drastically increases.

The laziness, sleep comes down. Feels like as if you have done 2 hours of Pranayama. So do not miss Kadukai podi in powder. Don’t take as a legyam and all just Kadukai podi one teaspoon. Somehow swallow and drink the water. It is a ‘Sarvaroga Nivarani’. Just like morning neem juice, night Kadukai podi. Night Kadukai podi. Your blood pressure, diabetes everything becomes normal.

If you have mouth smell, take Kadukkai podi for three days, it will be healed. Mouth smells only because of stomach ulcers and the heat. You may be from any background, Kadukkai podi is the healer of all deceases. Kadukai podi increases your longevity. The power of the Kadukkai podi – it just makes you young.”


Every day before going to bed take 1 tbsp of Haritaki powder. Take the raw powder into the mouth. You can even use your finger and brush it all over your mouth, like brushing. Please take it gently and allow it to fully mix with your saliva. Then, simply drink water, and gargle down the water. While Haritaki has its unique taste during intake, within few minutes, you will enjoy the nectarine sweet flavor.

When to Take

Just before going to bed.

Optional - You can repeat intake in morning, or anytime during the day to regulate body heat, and clean up the stomach.


At Nithyananda Gallarias worldwide, or at Ayurvedic, herbal medical stores.

More About Haritaki

Botanical name : Terminalia chebula Retz. & Willd. (Combretaceae)

Sanskrit Name: Haritaki, Abhaya, Pathya

Vernacular Names: Chebulic myrobalan (English), Harda (Hindi), Analekai (Kannada), Kadukai (Malayalam), Kadukaai (Tamil), Kaduka (Telugu)

Part used: Fruit

Taste (Rasa): Astringent (Kashaya), sour (Amla), sweet (Madhura), pungent (Katu) and bitter (Tikta)

Property (Guna): Light (Laghu), dry (Ruksha)

Potency (Veerya): Sweet (Madhura)

Post digestive effect (Vipaka): Sweet (Madhura)

Actions (Karma): Alleviates vitiation of all 3 doshas (Tridosha hara)

Significant rejuvenative actions (Rasayana Karmas):

Appetizer and digestive (Dipana- Pachana), promotes longevity (Ayushya), cures anemia (Pandughna), cures diabetes (Pramehaghna), enhances memory (Buddhiprada), enhances strength of sense organs (Indriya balaprada), eases passage of waste products (Anulomana)

Health Benefits

The Fruit

*Main Ingredient in Many Ayurvedic Formulations- The fruits of Haritaki are one of the main ingredients in many Ayurvedic formulations. Eg: The popular ‘Triphala’.

*Nutritional Value- Haritaki fruits are highly nutritious for human health as they contain various vitamins, minerals and proteins. They are an excellent source of vitamin C. These fruits are also rich in several minerals including selenium, potassium, manganese, iron and copper.

The fruits are also proved to have strong antibacterial and cardiotonic properties. They prevent the growth of many harmful intestinal bacteria.These fruits are beneficial for the five senses as they improve their receiving powers.

*Used For Healing Ailments- A half tsp. of fruit pulp powder when ingested every night followed by a little warm water is used for healing ulcers (of both mouth and stomach) and wounds.

It is used as an eyewash, for relief from various eye-infections.

Gargling with a decoction made from the fruits is very good for fighting oral ulcers, stomatitis and sore throat.

Haritaki fruit, mixed with dry ginger powder and hot water, is used for treating asthma and hiccups.

This fruit is used for fighting many diseases including leprosy, chronic as well as intermittent fever, narcosis, diarrhea and anorexia. It is a good nervine. It is used in nervous weakness, nervous irritability. Its fruit pulp increases the oxygen levels of the blood, thereby promoting longevity of tissues.

These fruits are used for fighting many digestive disorders such as flatulence, distention and parasitic infections.A decoction of this fruit is used to fight against hepatitis and obesity.

The Powder

  • A paste of Haritaki and water is found to be anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Its decoction as a lotion is a surgical dressing for healing wounds.
  • It reduces lipid deposits in the blood and liver.
  • When consumed with honey, it helps reduce cholesterol.
  • Its powder is a good astringent for loose gums, bleeding and ulceration in gums.
  • Powdered Haritaki is used along with ghee and honey for curing anemia.
  • It is good for chronic cough, sore throat and asthma.
  • It is useful in skin disorders with discharges, like allergies.
  • It is used to treat chronic fever.
  • On long term use, it is helpful in gaining weight in the emaciated persons and in losing weight in obese persons.
  • When taken with meals it sharpens the intellect, increases strength, stimulates the senses, expels the urine, stool and other waste materials from the body. It saves the person from the vitiating effects of bodily humors.
  • Haritaki reduces the ill effects of fat rich, creamy and oily food. Haritaki is the definite aid for persons who habitually overeat.
  • Haritaki is reputed for its alterative, adaptogenic and tonic effect when used throughout the year with different substances in different six seasons of the year. If we review all the herbal formulations in Ayurveda’s all classical texts, we will find haritaki to be one of the most frequently used ayurvedic herbs. In Ayurveda, haritaki is the best for purifying the channels of the body.

Technique for Wealth Manifestation and Removing Tiredness

Listen intensely. I was telling yesterday, use Haritaki powder to brush your teeth, 90% of your problems will be solved. You will become rich actually!

Anybody wants wealth, I give you guarantee - use Haritaki powder and brush everyday morning. So much of Pitta will go out. The time you are concentrated, centered, on your goal everyday, will increase 3 times more.

Understand. Number of times you remember your goal and align yourself to your goal and the time you feel Oneness with your goal and centered on your goal, will increase 3 times more, if the Pitta in your body is balanced. It’s a simple technique.

Having Haritaki powder in your restroom and brushing every morning with Haritaki powder, will make you rich.

Understand, it will also make you beautiful because when the Pitta leaves the system, the skin will start shining which can never come by ‘Fair & Lovely’. Understand, listen carefully, the color attracts only the superficial eyes. The shining attracts very Being. You will develop that shining, we call it Tejas. A normal eye does not recognize Tejas, but Third Eye recognizes it. Balancing Pitta increases the level of Tejas in your system.

..Brushing the teeth with Haritaki powder and vomiting all the Pitta, taking out all the Pitta, cleaning up all the Pitta, makes your whole day alive, bright, fresh! Not only the quality of the sleep increases, the quantity of the hour you roll on the bed decreases and the idea of tiredness disappears, idea of boredom disappears.

Technique for Detoxification from Drugs

In Hindu tradition, only one object is revered, respected more than mother. In Hindu tradition, mother is highly revered. Even if somebody is a Sannyasi, if he sees the mother, he has to touch the feet. If he sees the father, he does not need to touch; father has to touch his feet. But mother, even if you are a Sannyasi, you have to touch his feet….touch her feet. That reverence is given, but Ayurveda says, “The Haritaki is much more good to you than your mother.”

If you have damaged your system without knowing….knowingly or unknowingly, by taking any of these psychedelic drugs or marijuana or psychiatric medicines, depression drugs.... understand, depression medicines, this bipolar disorder medications, all of them damage your system irreparably. If you have damaged yourself, take Haritaki everyday and at least detoxify yourself. Detoxify yourself, if you have damaged your system by any of this modern day drugs or psychedelic drugs - Applying turmeric on your forehead every night and taking Haritaki.

Taking bath, using turmeric or haritaki powder, applying the turmeric on your forehead, taking bath by applying the haritaki powder on your skin or taking haritaki orally, taking turmeric powder orally, in your food, all these can do detoxification; all these can detoxify.

Leaving the head, shave the whole body and rub haritaki powder. The skin should become almost pink - to that level - rub on the skin and take hot water bath.

In the night before going to bed, apply turmeric on your forehead, rub nicely. These 2 can detoxify your system and it can heal you like anything. It can remove the unnecessary toxins you accumulated due to by taking anti depressants or bipolar medicines or marijuana or any other psychedelic drugs - even the fluoride.

Spiritual Technique for a Deathless Life

From Akashic Readings on Death

‘Hari Om Swamiji! How to live a deathless life in this birth? Is it possible? Where is the soul residing in our body? What will be our next birth?

Soul does not reside in your body. It only reflects on your body. The place you choose for your soul to reflect decides the level of awareness in which you are going to be living.

If you choose mooladhara as the place for your soul to reflect, you will be centered only on body and the lust and reproduction. You will not find anything else as bigger experience. Human beings choose usually mooladhara and swadishtana as regular place of reflection. Very few peace lovers make manipuraka as the reflection spot. When you choose anahata as the reflection spot you become a devotee. When you feel and decide vishuddhi as a reflection spot of the cosmic soul into your individual body you become shaakta - an high achiever with a shakti. When you choose your ajna as a reflective place, the place of reflection for your soul, you live with extraordinary powers, as a siddha purusha, the embodiment of Shiva. When you reflect your cosmic soul into your individual body on sahasrara you live as incarnation, embodiment of the cosmic soul, Mahadeva Himself. Mahadeva resides and expresses unique pure spiritual dimension in your body. So the body is not possessing the soul. Soul only reflects on the body. When it decides not to reflect anymore, the body is considered as dead. When sahasrara becomes the place of reflection suddenly a new center develops in your system which is responsible for the sahasrara to relate cooperate coordinate with the lower level of existence also. That new center is ananda gandha. So when you experience the reflection on ananda gandha you directly receive the incarnation’s energy radiate the incarnation’s energy. You become part of the incarnation.

As you asked in the question ‘is the life without death is possible, is the deathless life is possible’, Mahadeva very clearly tells you all it is possible. He gives you the science which is most sacred secret - seven instructions. Do not eat anything other than this 3 items - goat milk, groundnut, haritaki - and continuously be doing ajapa japa. Let your breathing be completely guided by the ajapa japa. You can choose any mantra initiated by your enlightened Guru. Ajapa japa, this three food and constantly unclutching; every night getting into the death meditation - death process; visualize, face all the death. Do not allow any samskara uncompleted. Death process is nothing but completion of all the samskaras. When you do death process every night, completion of all the samskaras happen. Understand, every instruction, when they are imbibed and practiced, deathless life is possible. The first instruction - do not eat anything else other than this three - goat milk, groundnut, haritaki. Second- do ajapa japa, let your breathing be guided continuously by ajapa japa. Third - every night complete all the samskaras and patterns you built by entering into the death process. 4th - continuously whenever you remember unclutch unclutch unclutch; reduce the time of unawareness and restlessness. Practice the presence of restful awareness. Next, remember these great truths about life and let all the cognizance about life be taken based on this one understanding about life and death. Life and death are not two different things. It is just continuous process happening in you as a natural force. Ultimately and finally remember the realization this body is not away, apart from your cosmic soul. It is also an inclusive part of your eternally existing cosmic soul. These 7 truths can directly make you live deathless life. Deathless life is possible.


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