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Murabba Harad is a sweet herbal preparation of terminalia chebula fruits also know as Harad. Murabbas are prepared to preserve the fresh fruits in sugar or honey, for a longer duration and also for making them more appetising. In Unani, Harar murabba is known as Murabba Haleela. Haleela is Unani name of Haritaki.
Haritaki or Terminalia chebula contains several phytochemical (chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants) constituents, including chebulic acid, gallic acid, ellagic acid, tannic acid, amino acids, flavonoids like luteolin, rutins and quercetin, etc. These chemicals gives the tree its therapeutic values. The fruits of the tree are antioxidant, carminative, astringent, expectorant, gentle purgative, laxative, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal.
How to make harad murabba at home
For preparing Harar ka Murabba, the haritaki fruits are boiled in water to make them soft. These boiled fruits are dried and a sugar syrup of particular consistency is prepared. The fruits are added to sugar syrup. On second day, the syrup is boiled again to get desired consistency.
Here is given more about Murabba Harar such as indication/therapeutic uses, Key Ingredients and dosage.
Key Ingredients of Harad Murabba
Haritaki fruits, sugar
Health benefits of Harad Murabba
This sweet preparation is brain tonic with memory improving properties. It is good for the eyes. It is good for the digestive system and works as gastric tonic. Due to its laxative properties, Murabba harar cures constipation. Harar murabba is an antioxidant that improves body immunity to fight infection. It is also useful in headaches, hair greying, dyspepsia, piles and many digestive system diseases (indigestion, low appetite).
Harad Murabba is noting but the fresh Haritaki fruits boiled in water and preserved in sugar syrup. So this sweet preservation has all goodness of the harar fruits. To know more about the Haritaki fruits, you can go to Haritaki.
How to eat Harad Murabba
Eat one to two haritaki fruits from Harad Murabba, before going to bed. It should be taken with milk.