Terminalia Chebula, commonly known as Chebulic Myrobalan, is a species of Terminalia, native to South Asia from India and Nepal east to southwest China (Yunnan), and south to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Terminalia Chebula is a medium to large deciduous tree growing up to 30 m (98 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in diameter. In India, it is found in the Sub-Himalayan region from Ravi eastwards to West Bengal and Assam, ascending up to the altitude of 1,500 m (4,900 ft). This tree is wild in forests of Northern India, central provinces and Bengal, common in Madras, Mysore and in the southern part of the Bombay presidency.
Terminalia Chebula is the main ingredient in the Ayurvedic formulation Triphala which is used in preventing and healing kidney and liver dysfunctions. The dried fruit is also used in Ayurveda as a purported antitussive, cardiotonic, homeostatic, diuretic, and laxative.
Myrobalan is a great dye to modify colours on cotton. On its own it produces butter yellows. We employ the fresh myrobalan from the local market to produce beautiful light to dark yellow and grey & green shades on cotton, wool, silk and all natural textile substrates through a standardised dyeing process using different combinations of other mordants on fibers, fabric and garments with excellent fastness properties.