Triphala is a detoxifying, rejuvenating and Balancing Formula *
The word Triphala Literally mean “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).
Benefits of Triphala
Assists natural internal cleansing*
Gently maintains regularity*
Nourishes and rejuvenates the tissues*
Supports healthy digestion and absorption*
Triphala is mainly known as a gentle bowel tonic, wish is helpful in digestion, and supporting regular bowel functions . The combination of the three fruits has a synergistic effect which improves many other systems of the body . 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 regulate pitta, supporting the natural functions of the liver and the immune system.
Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica): Is said to be good for kapha and
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.
Triphala and Weight Loss
In cases of excess weight, triphala can be used alongside a healthy diet and exercise to manage weight.Proper digestion and elimination are an important part in achieving long-term optimal body weight. Triphala also promotes healthy eating habits and cravings by supplying the body with the full spectrum of nutrition By promoting healthy absorption and assimilation of nutrients, triphala keeps the body feeling properly nourished and balanced.
Triphala and Ayurveda: Traditional Uses
Triphala is one of the most recommended and used herbal formulation in Ayurveda . It is popular for its unique ability to gently cleanse and detoxify the system while replenishing and nourishing it. In Ayurvedic terms, triphala, used in moderation, is said to have a beneficial effect on all three doshas—vata, pitta, and kapha. It is most well-known for its gentle effects on the bowels, improving peristalsis and cleansing toxic build up of wastes; but Ayurveda also views triphala as a nourishing supplement known for its ability to rejuvenate healthy tissues, allowing one to age gracefully.
The Caraka Samhita, one of the main texts of Ayurveda, describes Haritaki as the remover of disease and promotes haritaki and amalaki for rasāyana, or rejuvenation of the body.1, 11, 12
Triphala is also traditionally used as a tonic in hair and eye washes.
For those with sluggish digestion and build up of ama, triphala is said to kindle the digestive fire (deepana) and help improve digestion (pachana), allowing one to get the most nutrition from one’s dietary intake.1
Culturally, Haritaki is given the highest respect for restoring health. The Medicine Buddha is often depicted with a haritaki fruit held in his hand.1 It is said to give the blessing of long life, and along with amalaki and bibhitaki, will nurture you like a mother.
Dosage 30ml twice daily