When consumed for a long period, it helps reduce excess weight. It promotes good colon health and acts as a laxative without causing cramps or irritation. It gently stimulates the intestinal walls and restores tone to the colon, thus helping in the elimination process, providing a colon cleansing effect. It also helps maintain good eyesight. It has shown in-vitro anti-oxidant activity. It is effective in preventing superoxide induced hemolysis of the red blood cells. It also prevents lipid peroxidation induced by Fe3+/ADP/Ascorbate system in liver mitochondria.
Benefits of Triphala
- Triphala corrects occasional constipation, cleanses and tonifies the gastro intestinal tract
- Triphala detoxifies the whole body and improves digestion and assimilation
- Triphala promotes normal blood pressure and blood circulation
- Triphala promotes liver health
- Triphala is very effective in occasional digestive disorders
- Triphala supports the body's natural inflammation response
- Triphala stimulates bile-flow and peristalsis
- Triphala prevents premature aging and improves mental faculties.
- It is considered beneficial in supporting the body's immune system.
- It helps to flush the urinary tract
- Triphala is said to benefit skin conditions due to its purifying properties.
Indications for taking Triphala
- Occasional constipation
- Indigestion and other digestive complaints
- Premature aging
Composition of Triphala - Each capsule has equal parts of
Amalaki /Amla/ Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.)
- Amalaki is a nutritious herb that contains two unique antioxidants Emblicanins A and B which
remove free-radicals. This herb is the base for many ayurvedic formulations on acccount of its immunity boosting and detoxification properties. Amalaki is considered to be a cooling herb and helps balance Pitta.
Vibhitaki / Bellirica Myrobalan (Terminalia bellirica Roxb.)
- This herb supports liver functions due to its detoxifying properties and supports the gastrointestinal tract by keeping membrane linings healthy. It is also considered excellent for balancing Kapha dosha and has a beneficial effect on respiratory functions.
Haritaki / Chebulic Myrobalan (Terminalia chebula Retz.)
- This is a purifying and tonic herb that helps to balance Vata dosha. Haritaki is considered beneficial for the liver in cases when the liver gets enlarged due to alcohol or toxins. It also helps to cleanse the urinary tract and purifies the digestive system. It is also considered beneficial for skin conditions and for supporting a healthy weight.
Does Triphala have any side effects?
Generally Triphala has no side effects. However Triphala is a detoxifier. While toxins are being removed and flushed out, some people can experience side effects such as gas, stomach upset, diarrhea, headaches, nausea and skin rash. Side effects should go away after a while. However if they continue, triphala dosage may have to be reduced or stopped.
Does Triphala have any drug interactions or contradictions?
Triphala generally does not have any drug interactions or contradictions. However people taking medication that can thin blood should exercise care or should not use Triphala.
As with any other supplement, pregnant and nursing women should also consult their physician before taking triphala.
Directions for taking Himalaya Triphala
Triphala is traditionally taken on an empty stomach first thing in the morning or at bedtime. Allow several weeks for long lasting benefits. Natural products have a wholistic effect on the body and take time for absorption and results
Pure Triphala capsules from Himalaya Herbals
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Triphala in Ayurveda:
Triphala is mentioned throughout the ancient literature of Ayurvedic medicine as a tonifying blood cleanser and gentle laxative, highly prized for its ability to regulate the processes of digestion and elimination.
Used by itself or in formulation, Triphala plays an essential role in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions. Ayurvedic medicine designates Triphala as a rasayana, a Sanskrit term given to those medicaments that improve general health and prolong life
It is so safe to use and so highly valued for its efficacy that a common aphorism among many Ayurvedic practitioners is "when in doubt, use Triphala."
Ancient authors noted that it contains every taste except salty, and acts to promote a state of balance between the humoral principles (i.e doshas) of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Each component of Triphala has a specific activity on a particular dosha: Amalaki fruit is considered to be a rasayana for Pitta (i.e. inflammation); Vibhitaka a rasayana for Kapha (i.e. congestion); and Haritaki as a rasayana for Vata (i.e. degeneration). Triphala is also considered to be malashodhana, removing (shodhana) the toxic wastes (mala) of poor digestion that remain in the body, called ama. The indications of ama include a thick greasy coating on the tongue, poor appetite, indigestion, constipation, joint pain, headache, orbital edema, sinus congestion, a feeling of coldness, mental confusion, and lethargy.
The routine use of Triphala each morning is thought to detoxify the body and restore the integrity of the entire digestive tract, with a perfect balance between its astringent (wound-healing), demulcent (soothing), digestive, and laxative properties.
How is Triphala traditionally used?
Triphala capsules are convenient to consume. However, traditionally, the three dried fruits are soaked overnight and the strained water is consumed on an empty stomach in the morning. You can also soak triphala powder from capsules overnight and drink it in the morning.
For a beneficial eyewash, triphala powder can be soaked overnight and the strained water can be applied to the eyes.
Triphala is used as base for many medicines and is also used in combinations such as Triphala Guggulu
that in addition to detoxification helps maintain normal cholesterol levels.
Triphala Research and Clinical Studies:
There have various research studies on the properties of triphala which are available at pubmed.org. Most of the benefits of triphala stem from its purging and cleansing properties.
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