Terminalia chebula, commonly known as chebulic myrobalan, is a deciduous tree found throughout Southeast Asia, China, and India.  The fruit is used in selected foods such as preserves and is an important ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine. The fruit contains very high levels of ellagitannins and ellagic acid similar to pomegranate and muscadine.


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