What does Triphala do for you?
- Excellent immuno-booster. Helps in preventing recurrent infection and disease. Prevents the growth of disease-causing microbes in the body.
- Constipation or ‘Vibandha’ indicates deranged vata at the level of the colon. Apana vayu, the division of vata which promotes excretory function, is ‘moodha’ or dysfunctional in an individual with constipation. Triphala balances ‘Apana’ in the gut and directly supplements dietary fiber content. Relieves constipation.
- Encourages healthy gut biome. Improves gut motility. A healthy gut is indispensable for optimum brain function.
- Slows down aging. Heals and revives the body debilitated by age and disease. The combination of the three berries is a rich source of antioxidants that prevents free radical cell damage.
- Bestows healthy hair, skin, and eyes. Improves clarity and sharpness of vision. Is routinely used in managing vision acuity problems, early-onset cataract, and recurrent eye infections.
‘Triphala’ stands for the group of three berries, namely Embilica Officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica, an indispensable part of the Ayurvedic materia medica. It is a versatile combination capable of balancing the tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha elements), boosting immunity, improving gut health and rejuvenating the body single-handedly.
Regular bowel movement is an indication of robust digestion and metabolism. Constipation is when a person has less than three bowel movements a week or exceptionally difficult voiding of the bowel. The reason may be dehydration, lack of dietary fiber, physical inactivity or medication side effects. Triphala, naturally brings about mild laxation and ensures a healthy bowel.
Vedic wisdom on Triphala
Guna: Laghu, Rooksha
Karma: Kapha-Pitta hara
Classical reference from Bhavaprakasha Nighantu:
Translated as – Triphala choorna is the powder of Pathya, Vibheetaki and Dhatri in equal quantities. Also called Vara choorna. Triphala is Kapha-pittaghna (pacifies kapha and pitta), Meha-Kushta hara (alleviates Prameha and Kushta)and sara (flowing) in nature. It is Chakshushya (beneficial for the eyes), Deepani (digestive), Ruchya (appetite-stimulating) and Vishamajwaranasini (alleviates Vishamajwara).
Both the aqueous and methanolic extract shows the presence of various important phytocompounds viz. alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, sterols, resins, quinines, xanthoproteins and terpenoids.