Wednesday, 23 October 2013


Tri= three, Phala= Fruit
1.       Emblica officinalis, Goose berry
2.       Terminalia chebula
3.       Terminalia bellarica
Triphala is a combination of three tropical fruits: Haritaki/Harada, Amalaki/Amla and Bibhitaki/Bihara. The nutritional aspect is in its high content of vitamin C, linoleic oil and other important nutrients, making it more of a tonic. Of the three fruits, Harada contains laxative, astringent, lubricant, antiparasitical, alterative, antispasmodic and nervine properties. Amla is the highest known source of vitamin C and has been shown to have mild anti-bacterial properties, pronounced expectorant, anti-viral and cardiotonic activity. Bihara is astringent, tonic, digestive and anti-spasmodic. It purifies and balances  excess mucus, treats asthma, bronchial conditions, allergies and hiccoughs. With all the virtues of these three individual herbs, Triphala has many wide and varied uses as a therapeutic herbal food. *
What are the benefits?
Triphala is one of the safest and most strengthening of the cleansing herb formulas; it gently promotes internal detoxification of all conditions of stagnation and excess while improving digestion and assimilation. It has been shown to be an effective blood purifier that stimulates bile secretion as it detoxifies the liver. Triphala benefits circulation, improves digestion and regulates elimination without causing any laxative dependency. Triphala is also taken for all eye disorders including the treatment of conjunctivitis, progressive myopia, early stages of  glaucoma and cataracts. Triphala can be highly effective in removing stagnation of both the liver and intestines and is one of the greatest and most popular rejuvenators in Ayurvedic medicine; it helps to aid the body’s natural detoxification and elimination processes without weakening systems or becoming habit forming. *
Regulates elimination without causing laxative dependency*
• Cleanses and detoxifies while simultaneously strengthening the body*
• Gently promotes internal cleansing*
• Effective blood purifier and liver detoxifier*
• Traditionally used for all eye disorders and to clear heat*
• Improves digestion and assimilation*
• Helps to reduce bad cholesterol*
• Improves circulation*
• An effective cardio-protectant*
• Helps reduce high blood pressure*
• Anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties*
Supporting Research:
Barnett Robert, Barone Jeanine. Ayurvedic Medicine – Ancient Roots, Modern Branches; pgs 9-10, 24-25,
36; 1996
Fawley David O.M.D. Ayurvedic Healing - A Comprehensive Guide. pgs 99, 356, 357, 361; Morson Publishing; 1992
Frawley D, Vasant L. The Yoga of Herbs – An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine; 1992; pgs 157-158, 164, 174-175; Published by Lotus Press; Twin Lakes, WI
Jacob A., Pandey M., Kapoor S., Saroja R. “Effects of the Indian Gooseberry (amla) on Serum Cholesterol
Levels in Men Aged 35-55 years.” European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 42: 939-944. 1988.
Peyser Randy. Alternative Medicine - Colon Cleansers; pgs 44-48; April 2002
Tierra Michael L.Ac., O.M.D. The Wonders of Triphala: Ayurvedic Formula for Internal Purification

Disclaimer: * This information is based only on Ayurvedic Medical Scriptures. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, this should not be used for any self treatments

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