Triphala Powder Profile
Also known as
powder is made of a blend of equal parts Amlaki (Emblica officinalis)
Haritaki (Terminalia bellerica) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia chebula)
powder is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and is said to balance the
three constitutional elements of human life: the nervous system, the
metabolic processes, and the body’s structural integrity. Formulated by
Ayurvedic Practitioners thousands of years ago, it is considered the
most effective and safest laxative. It is the three constituents of
Triphala that make it such an effective herbal remedy. Amalaki is a
great rejuvenator and a strong natural anti-oxidant and is also known
to help boost the immune system. Reportedly having 20 times the vitamin
C content of an orange, it is the highest known natural source of
vitamin C. Haritaki, the Tibetan "king of medicine", is a classic
heart-brain-longevity tonic, and is believed to be what is in the
extended palm of Buddha. Bibhitaki is a rejuvenative believed to reduce
liver and heart disease as well as to improve the voice, vision and
promote hair growth. When combined to for triphala, these constituents
cleanse and detoxify without depleting the body's reserves. Because of
its ability to combine nutritional, blood and liver detoxifying
actions, it is one of the most valuable herbal preparations in the
Powdered or cut and usually in the form of tea. May be used as a capsule or extract.
has a strong taste. It is recommended to drink it with juice or to
place honey on the tongue before swallowing. It is often possible to
find Triphala in pill form however, the powdered form is much more
effective and can be mixed thoroughly in a small amount of cold or warm
water or simmered in water and drunk as a medicinal tea. When used as a
digestive tonic or laxative, it is best taken in the evening, about two
hours after eating, and at least 30 minutes before bedtime. No food
should be eaten for one and a half hours after ingestion.
the many uses for Triphala the most common is for the alleviation of
constipation. It is also widely used to cleanse and tonify the gastro
intestinal tract, detoxification of the whole body, nourishment and
rejuvenation of the tissues, support for healthy digestion and
absorption, improved blood circulation, antiviral, antibacterial, a
natural antioxidant, as an aid to help correct diverticulitis/
diverticulosis, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis.
Tripahla is also used as eyewash for treatment of conjunctivitis and
progressive myopia as well as the early stages of glaucoma and
Not recommended during pregnancy or while nursing and should not be used with cases of diarrhea and dysentery.
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 03 May, 2010.