Known as "The Mother" because it cares for all diseases like a mother.* Literally meaning “three fruits”, Triphala is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulation consisting of three fruits native to the Indian subcontinent: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula...Read more
The components of Triphala work together harmoniously to not only assist in natural cleansing of the entire body, but they also offer a multitude of benefits pertaining to the digestive tract and as a general immune booster.* It can be used daily as a tonic to always keep in good health.*
What is Triphala?
Triphala offers the perfect balance of five different tastes and is pungent, bitter, sweet, salty and sour at the same time contributes to its popularity as the concentration of taste is an important factor that is taken into account when deciding how effective the formula will be for balancing the three doshas or biological energies in the body.
Below, we’re also introducing you to each of the fruits in Triphala individually to help you understand the benefits that the concoction offers.
Amalaki, more commonly known as the Indian gooseberry, is one of the most rejuvenating ingredients used in Ayurvedic medicine. The berry is not only known to lower cholesterol but is also packed with vitamin C allowing it to offer a wide range of benefits. While the berry has a number of benefits for all doshas, Amalaki is particularly important for the Pitta and balancing this biological energy.
Haritaki is a fruit that is commonly associated with the healing Buddha who is seen with a handful of this Ayurvedic ingredient in many depictions. It is no wonder that the berry is known as the Tibetan “king of medicine.” The berry is not only known to have countless benefits pertaining to the heart and brain, but it can also be used to cure problems of digestion and diarrhea.* The anti-inflammatory fruit is also a laxative and is believed to benefit the Vata biological energy of the body.*
This fruit also possesses rejuvenating properties and is known to detoxify the blood and muscles.* Bibhhitaki is commonly known as the “one who keeps disease away” owing to its multitude of benefits on the Kapha. The fruit is also helpful in dealing with excess mucus in the body and can contribute to better bone formation.*
Triphala is most commonly known for its use as a gentle bowel tonic, being helpful in digestion, and supporting regular bowel movements. The combination of the three fruits has a synergistic effect to bolster many other systems as well. In addition to the GI tract, Ayurveda uses triphala to support healthy respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, and nervous systems.1 Triphala has also been shown to be a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.2, 3 The three fruits involved in making triphala are also known for their individual effects:1
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis): Has a cooling effect that manages pitta, supporting the natural functions of the liver and the immune system.
- Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica): Is particularly good for kapha, supporting the respiratory system as well as kapha accumulations in all systems.
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula): Though having a heating nature, it is still good for all three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha). Is known for its “scraping” effect, which removes toxins and helps maintain healthy levels of weight.
How can Triphala be Used?
Like most herbal concoctions and popular formulations of Ayurvedic medicine, Triphala is readily available in a number of different forms to ensure that people can make the most of the benefits that the herbal formulation has to offer. Triphala can either be consumed in the powdered form on its own, or Triphala powder can be used to make tea that can be consumed whenever one wants.
Triphala is also available in capsules and tablets that can be taken up to twice a day before meals. It is, however, suggested that you should try and consume Triphala in its digestive tonic form in the evening around two hours after you have consumed your last meal for the day. You should also ensure that you don’t sleep immediately after consuming the laxative or digestive tonic and sleep at least half an hour after you have consumed Triphala.
INGREDIENTS: Amalaki Powder, Haritaki powder, bibhitaki powder, vegetable cellulose capsule.
Take 1-3 capsules daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
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