Laxative. Haritaki is also known as Kayastha, which means that which protects the digestive fire. Haritaki has laxative, rejuvenative, purgative and astringent properties. It is effective for gastrointestinal ailments, tumours, ascites, piles, worms and colitis. It is helpful in urethral discharges like spermatorrhea and vaginal discharges like leucorrhea. Haritaki improves digestion, promotes the absorption of nutrients, and regulates colon function. Healthy Stomach = Healthy Body. Keep your body healthy and the dosha balanced by ensuring that your stomach is healthy. Sri Sri Ayurveda Harithaki tablets help keep your digestive system balanced.