Bibhitaki is a versatile plant used in a variety of health remedies, and is known to support every system of the body. Most notably, the fruit is one of the three used in the ancient Ayurvedic rasayana formula Triphala – a powerful remedy to support digestion and detoxification. The name “Bibhitaki” translates to “fearless of disease” and is found to support longevity, stress relief, immunity and gastrointestinal function for complete wellness. The fruit grows on large deciduous trees all throughout India, making it a go-to health remedy of locals for centuries.
What sets ORGANIC INDIA Bibhitaki Apart?
ORGANIC INDIA takes every avenue to operate in a way that is Beyond Sustainable, for both the planet and the amazing partners we work with. Our Bibhitaki is grown, harvested and prepared in adherence to the following principles and practices:
Wild-Crafted Bibhitaki. Bibhitaki is a wild-crafted product, meaning it is gathered from the forests of India rather than cultivated by farmers. ORGANIC INDIA Bibhitaki is harvested from forests that are designated as “organic” environments by the government of India — this ensures that wild Bibhitaki trees are protected from environmental pollutants and over-harvesting.
Small Family Farmers. Ethical partnerships are the heart and soul of our company. We contract with small, family-owned farms across India and purchase crops at premium market price. Most of our partners have been with us for more than ten years, and each is an integral part of our herbal family. As indispensable members of our team, we provide all of our farmers health insurance and ongoing training by agricultural experts who are at the cutting edge of organic and regenerative farming—a no-brainer for us, but an unfortunately unheard of practice in the industry.
Regenerative Agriculture. We are deeply rooted in agriculture that is beyond sustainable—it’s regenerative. What this means is our farming practices not only preserve the land, they make it better. Regenerative means replenished soil, improved biodiversity, enhanced water conservation, and increased carbon sequestration. We look beyond our crop to the whole earth and our responsibility to it as a healthy conscious living company.
Bibhitaki Benefits for Body and Mind
In Ayurveda, Bibhitaki belongs to three groups of herbs: Jwarahara, herbs used to modulate body heat; Kasahara, herbs used to address congestion; and Virechanopaga, herbs used in Panchakarma detoxification.
Digestion. Aids the breaking down of food and prompts the release of digestive juices for efficient nutrient absorption.
Gut Health. Helps support a balanced and healthy gut microbiome.
Detoxification. Found to cleanse the digestive and respiratory systems.
Elimination. Brings a mild laxative action to the classic Triphala formulation.
Immunity. Due to its antioxidants and bioactive components, Bibhitaki supports immune and respiratory wellness.
Stress Relief. The fruit is also believed to alleviate stress — studies show that biocomponents of the fruit may also help elevate mood.
Traditional Uses of Bibhitaki
Bibhitaki fruit has long been used in traditional Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha, and Chinese systems. An Ayurvedic text called the Charaka Samhita lists Bibhitaki’s characteristics of alleviating illness, bestowing longevity, and promoting intellectual prowess and strength. Tribal groups in India also used Bibhitaki to treat wounds and soothe the skin. Beyond human health uses, the leaves of the tree are valued as fodder for livestock, and researchers are exploring the possibility of using the seeds, called “bedda nuts,” as a biodiesel fuel due to their high oil content.
Where is Bibhitaki grown?
ORGANIC INDIA Bibhitaki is sustainably harvested from forest regions designated as organic in cooperation with the Government of India. The tree grows widely throughout India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.
Who is it for?
Great supplement for anyone who wants well-rounded digestive, detoxification, immune and mood support for overall balance and ease.
Bibhitaki for Healthy Conscious Living
ORGANIC INDIA’s vegan, organic, wild-crafted Bibhitaki is ethically sourced from forests certified as organic in cooperation with the government of India. This unusual organic status for undeveloped land ensures that ORGANIC INDIA Bibhitaki is free of contaminants and environmental pollutants.
At ORGANIC INDIA, we recognize the vast interconnectedness of life. From seed, to soil, to field, to factory, our products empower the farmers of India, promote environmental and economic recovery, and provide wellness solutions derived from nature’s intelligence.