Digestive problems? Try Triphala, the natural Ayurveda medicine
- 12 Dec, 2018
Triphala is an awesome herbal formulation made from the dried powder of the three plants native to India.
- Embilica Officinalis, commonly known as Amla or Indian gooseberry.
- Terminalia Bellirica, commonly referred to as Bibhitaki
- Terminalia chebula, called haritaki
The ingredients that makeup Triphala are powerful individually. When combined correctly, synergy enhances the healing quotient exponentially.
A gentle bowel tonic, which is how Triphala is most commonly known. Triphala has a range of biological compounds. It mainly consists of Chebulagic Acid, tannins and Chebulinic Acid and Gallic Acid, The vitamin C content in Triphala is also high.
It is traditional Ayurvedic medicine to prevent disease and treat a number of symptoms. The combination of the three fruits has the synergy to bolster many systems.
1.Bowel tonic and Detoxifier
Helpful in digestion, supporting regular bowel movements and preventing occasional mild constipation (The permanent solution to constipation is a combination of healthy dietary habits and lifestyle.)
Once you start consuming Triphala regularly, it also provides your body with the necessary detoxification.
2. To maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight
In a recent study, Triphala is found to be effective for significantly reducing the belly fat and hence it is a safe weight loss supplement.
3.Helps to keep you young
The fruits in Triphala are strongest rejuvenating herbs, particularly to support healthy respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, and nervous systems.
The herb increases collagen production and lends your skin a glowing touch.
How to use
Traditionally, Triphala comes in many different forms like powder, tablet or liquid extract. There are many brands of Triphala available in the market.
Triphala(5 to 10 grams) is best taken in the evening as a digestive tonic or weight loss supplement, about two hours after eating, and at least 30 minutes before bedtime. The powder can be mixed with honey or ghee before a meal or can be consumed as a tea.
Side Effects of Triphala
If you have loose stools or diarrhea after taking it then this likely indicates that you are taking too high a dose and you should reduce your dosage. If you have any ongoing health concerns, check with your doctor to make sure that Triphala is an acceptable herbal remedy for you.