Triphala is a combination of three herbs namely Indian Gooseberry (Amalaki), Chebulic Myrobalan (Haritaki) and Bellirica Myrobalan (Bibhitaki). It originates in India to work as a complete body cleanser. It can easily detoxify and cleanse the colon, purify blood and remove toxins from the whole body.
As a result of detoxifying the body, it is very helpful for weight loss, cures high blood pressure and reduce cholesterol to keep the body fit and active. It has high nutritional value like high levels of vitamin C. Triphala is generally known as Indian ayurvedic wonder drug.
The three herbs or fruits are described in detail:
What is Triphala ?
It is a very simple formula to prepare Triphala even at home. Only three herbs ingredients named Haritaki, Bibhitaki, Amalaki are mixed properly in the proportion of 1:2:4 , in pure powder or churna form.
Chebulic Myrobalan (Haritaki): This word ‘Haritaki’ is found in all ayurvedic textbooks and it is nourishing like the milk of a mother. It can help in increasing the absorption of all food nutrients. The entire digestive system, absorptive, assimilative and a excretory process are looked after by it. Haritaki herb is useful in diarrhea, dysentery and flatulence. It can work wonderfully on mixing with the other two herbs.
Indian Gooseberry (Amalaki): This is popularly known as amla fruit. Its taste is sweet, sour, bitter, astringent and pungent and it has got five out of six tastes except salty taste. It can balance all the three doshas or disorders of the body and is the best remunerative herb for the body. It purifies toxins from the body, enhance food absorption, and eliminate constipation and good source of vitamin C. It has got antioxidant to nourish the skin and whole body.
Bellirica Myrobalan (Bibhitaki ): It is a bitter herb which can heal the wounds. It is a tonic, laxative and antipyretic to be used to reduce fevers. It can cleanse the nutritive fluid, the blood, the muscles and fat tissue to keep the body healthy. It is rejuvenative, beneficial for hair, throat, eyes and laxative.
Triphala Cures Infections: It can treat viral infection and even leukemia. It should be taken in capsules form or pure powdered form at least one tablespoon thrice in a day to cure these problems. Fried food should be avoided to get its real effects quickly.
Relieving Constipation and colon cleanser: Triphala is very effective to cure constipation and helps in cleansing the colon naturally. One to two tablespoon as per requirement, with glassful of water is taken at night before sleep. It can also be taken early in the morning empty stomach for chronic constipation patients for a week. The dose of triphala should be reduced gradually as the patient gets relief.
Weight loss: Triphala powder or churna helps for weight loss. Good for toning up the body and reducing excessive weight quickly. Powder should be taken 3-5gm twice in a day with warm water after at least 2-hours of meal. Triphala tea is made by boiling quarter tea spoonful of it with one cup of water. This form is also very effective therapy for weight loss, if taken after about 2-hours of meals. For reducing weight, fried, oily foods must be avoided to get good and quick result within few days.
Other Benefits: It can expel the stones from urinary tracts. It is good for eyesight, hair problems and voice cleanser. Lipid levels in the liver and heart can be cured by its constant usages. Wisdom and intellect can be promoted by triphala. Tissue growth and health benefits can be gained from these herbs. High blood pressure, stress and blood circulation are cured by its antioxidant qualities. It can reduce the inflammation of stomach and intestines.
Triphala Side Effects
The only one side effect of triphala is seen, if it is taken in excess quantity or more than the need of a particular body. Excess dose results as quick bowel movements or loose motions. Doses upto 5-gm are safe and can be taken regularly to keep diseases away from the body and be healthy always.