Triphala is a matchless herbal formulation that has been a gift of ayurveda to this world. Triphala since
centuries has been an herb of choice for an ayurvedic physician to cure any kind of disease. Since ages it has been a house hold name in Indian civilianization as it is the most easily available herbal supplement that has the potential to treat any kind of disorder especially related to the gastro intestinal tract.
Benefits of Triphala
(A) Digestive System
Acidity Triphala has been found very effective in treating acidity, hyperacidity or acid reflux. Due to its powerful neutralizing action it aids in the normal production of gastric acid that does not harm the stomach lining and does not cause acidity.
Loss of appetite Triphala is a herbal formulation that is very effective in normalizing the digestion that is helpful in maintaining the normal amount of hunger desires in the body. It helps in promoting the decreased appetite.
Abdominal pain Triphala is very effective in releasing the spasm that is the pain reason for occurrence of pain in the abdomen.
Constipation Triphala possess certain properties that makes it a mild laxative thereby it is extremely beneficial in treating the constipation.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) it is a common diseases world wide that makes a person very irritated due to infrequency of the bowel. Triphala is considered the best remedy in treating such types of abnormalities.
Digestive disturbances Triphala is one of the potent herbal formulations that helps in regularizing the digestive tract and also helps in maintaining the normal peristaltic movements.
Liver problems Triphala is very helpful in treating all kinds of liver disorders and also promotes the secretion of liver that helps in aiding the proper digestion.
(B) Cardiovascular system
High blood pressure or hypertension Triphala is known for its spasm releasing properties. In case of high blood pressure there is a kind of spasm in the arteries that restricts the blood flow. Triphala is helpful in releasing this spasm facilitating the easy flow of blood through them.
High cholesterol Triphala is very helpful in reducing the cholesterol levels in the body. It does not let the bad cholesterol i.e. LDL, low density lipo protein to propagate in the body and promotes the production of good cholesterol i.e. HDL, high density lipo protein in the body.
Atherosclerosis it is a condition in which that is accumulation of plaque the in arteries in which the blood is supplied to the various parts of the body.
Fluctuating heart rate there are various reasons by which there is tachycardia and bradycardia. Triphala has known properties by which it is very supportive in maintaining the normal rythymicity of the heart. It also tones up the heart muscles and various ligaments that are helpful in regularizing the heart rate to normal.
Anemia Triphala is now been established to help in production of red blood cells that get depleted in case of anemia.
(C) Respiratory system
Respiratory infection - Triphala is an herb that is known for increasing the immunity of the body. Triphala acts as a powerful security checker and does not let any foreign particle to invade in the body and if by chance it gets into body, it strongly acts on it to eradicate that particle thereby protecting our body with its harmful after effects.
Cough and cold as mentioned earlier also that Triphala is very supportive in curbing any kind of infection in the body thereby it is helpful in withholding the conditions like cough and cold as it is also helpful in countering allergies.
Accumulated mucus in the lungs and chest as described earlier that Triphala has mucolytic properties thereby it is very helpful in expelling out the extra amount of mucus that some how gets accumulated in the chest and forms the grounds of infection.
(D) Nervous system
Brain enhancer Triphala is supposed to increase the mental ability as well as improves the concentration levels in the brain. It does not let the non required chemicals to get secreted in the brain thereby preventing the production of negative thoughts and does not let depression to interfere in your life.
Nervine weakness Triphala also stimulates our nervous system to make it perform to the optimized levels. It is also very helpful in protecting our body from diabetic neuropathy also.
Eye tonic Triphala is considered as one of the most powerful eye tonic and helps in curing any kind of eye related problem. Triphala is very beneficial for eyes and helps in increasing the vision. Triphala is very helpful in treating the deformed vision due to various diseases like diabetes etc.
Head ache Triphala is highly recommended in the chronic as well as acute headaches. Triphala is also helpful in treating severe types of head aches and even migraine.
Fatigue Triphala is a boon for people who have this kind of problem. Triphala energizes the body. It eradicates all the lactic acid formed in the body which is the main cause of the fatigue in the body.
(E) Urinary system
Urinary tract infection as mentioned earlier also Triphala is very helpful in curbing any kind of infection that is affecting the urinary tract hence it is extremely helpful treating any kind of urinary tract infection (UTI).
Dysurea Dysurea is a condition in which the urination is painful. Triphala is helpful in maintaining the normalcy in urination eases the urine flow out side the body.
Renal stones well good prognosis has been seen in this regards but some other herbs like pashanbhed etc are also employed to treat the cause.
(F) Reproductive system
Male reproductive system Triphala is extremely beneficial in treating the various diseases of male reproductive system. It is helpful in increasing the energies of the body and also augments the endurance. It helps in increases the sperm count and enhances the quality of the sperms. There for it is considered as a good enhancement agent.
Female reproductive system Triphala is extremely beneficial in treating female reproductive tract abnormalities. Diseases like dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, irregular menses, leucorrhea, vaginal dryness, excess bleeding etc are some of the common problems that have been successfully treated by normal use of Triphala.
(G) General body
Anti-oxidant Triphala is one of the powerful antioxidant. Its reference has been found in various ayurvedic texts. Triphala has a unique properties by which it is has the affinity to scavenges free radicals. It is very helpful in retarding the early aging process to make you young for ever. It also fills your body with new energies and enthusiasm that will make you and your body happy.
Diabetes Triphala is very beneficial in treating diabetes. First of all it stimulates the beta cells of islet of langerhans present in pancreas to release the proper amount of insulin, a hormone that is required to regulate the blood sugar levels. As per the ayurvedic concept as Triphala is bitter in taste it scavenges on the glucose particles that float in the blood stream.
Skin Triphala is considered as one of the best skin tonic. It not only makes a healthy skin but is also helpful in treating the various skin related ailments. It is very beneficial in reducing the itching over the skin disease. It prevents appearance of early ageing sign i.e. wrinkles on the skin and is also very helpful in reducing the dark circles.
Immunity Triphala is extremely beneficial in increasing the immunity in the body and also helps in fighting any kind of infection that occurs in the body. It is helpful in production of various anti-bodies, T helper cells and lymphocytes that are helpful in fighting against any foreign invasion on our body.
Obesity Triphala shows wonderful results in treating obesity. It regularizes the digestive system so that proper absorption takes place in the body. More over it directly targets the fats in the body to reduce them.
Cancer recent researches have proven that Triphala is highly effective in treating the cancer. These tests were conducted on mice. It does not let the abnormal division of the cells making them to perform normally. More researches are taking place to prove their effect on humans but it for sure that it has anti cancerous properties that make it a herb for future.
Inflammation Triphala is highly effective is reducing any kind of edematous growth internally as well as externally in the body and also is helpful in reducing inflammation.
Colon cleanser Triphala is the best Colon cleanser in the world. This is the opinion of a survey that was being conducted world wide. It is a powerful herbal combination of three most potent herbs that are extremely beneficial in eradicating any kind of toxins. It tones up the intestines and our colons and makes absorption of nutrients easy.
Frequently asked questions
Question I am a diabetic patient, is Triphala safe for me.
Answer Triphala is one of the safest of all the herbs that is present in the ayurvedic system of medicine. It is an herbal formula that comprises of the three herbs i.e. Amalaki, Haritaki and Bhibitaki. As the all the three possess the tickta rasa i.e. bitter taste hence it is extremely useful in curbing the raised blood sugar levels in the blood. Hence to the contrary to your question Triphala will be helpful in treating your diabetes rather than doing any harm to you.
Questions what is the does of various forms of Triphala available in the store?
Answer well Triphala is generally available in three forms i.e. powder, capsules and tablets. In general the dose of Triphala varies from individual to individual as per the condition and the severity of the symptoms. In mild to normal cases powder should be taken 3 to 5 grams that accounts to a table spoon. Capsule various from one to tow twice daily and tablet is to be taken 2 to 3 twice daily.
Question how does Triphala acts as a Colon cleanser ?
Answer Triphala is an herbal formulation that has an action of acting as a mild laxative. It improves the absorption of food in intestines especially in the duodenum. Proper absorption of water and the required minerals is done in the duodenum. It is also helpful in stimulating various gastric enzymes to act on the food that we had eaten thereby helps in conversion of complex food into the simple form that is easy to be digested by the body. More over it promotes peristaltic movements of the gastrointestinal tract that also aids in proper movement of food at various levels of the digestive tract. it is also helpful in making the stool loose there by facilitation the easy evacuation of the bowel.
Question Can Triphala help me in purification of my blood?
Answer Triphala has a strong affinity for the micro-organisms and does not let them to cause any kind of damage in the body. It strongly acts on them rendering them inactive. This astringent property of Triphala helps in purification of blood and also helps in maintenance of proper density of the blood. Hence it is very helpful in eradicating all blood borne diseases and also skin related problems.
Question: Please explain me in ayurvedic terms that how Triphala modigies our physiology?
Answer: There are 7 dhatusie i.e. essential tissues in our body that are responsible for carrying out the physiological actions in our body. These are in an order that is as follows
Rasa (the nutrient fluid derived from food)
Rakta (blood tissue)
Mamsa (muscle tissue)
Meda (fatty tisue)
Asthi (bony tissue)
Majja (bone marrow)
Shukra (reproductive fluid)
All these processes occur in a sequence as mentioned above and energy flow occurs in the same sequence following the shukra dhatu is the oja i.e. the essence of energy that is helpful in proving the vitality and the energy in a person.
Triphala cleanses ama i.e. the toxin that some how gets accumulated in the body due to the routine body activity. Hence you can yourself judge it is just not the laxative but is helpful in cleaning and detoxification of all the vital body tissues of the body. And due to the anti-microbial action it does not let any kind of infection to creep into our body and there fore is helpful in making our body clean
Question: as I have seen that there are many benefits of Triphala. does this is also supported by modern researches.
Answer: Yes, it undoubtedly does.
Resrarches (Food Chemistry Toxicology, 2002) showed that Triphala or trifla had an anti cancerous consequence in vitro studies. This is motivating, as Triphala can revamp harm to the succession of nature's intelligence in the "gaps" in the dhatus or the tissues, in the workings of alteration from one tissue to other. In other contexts, if a type of dhatu or a tissue forgets its association to nature's intelligence, or is in some way spoiled, Triphala can mend that damage before it gets converted into a grave disease. This could have implications for hostility the growth of cancer or other aberrant cells.
Another research (Phytomedicine 2002) depicted that Triphala had a radio-protective outcome in mice exposed to gamma-radiation. It deferred the onset of mortality and abridged the symptoms of radiation sickness in one group appreciably more than the control group, which did not took Triphala or trifla. This shows the aptitude of Triphala to act as a radiation-protective agent when administered in the proper doses.
An other experiment, the effect of the 3 fruits i.e. Amalaki, Haritaki and Bhibitaki used in Triphala on cholesterol-induced hyper-cholesterolaemia and atherosclerosis. Even though all 3 fruits used in the Triphala or trifla formulations were effective in reducing serum cholesterol and cholesterol of both the liver and aorta, Haritaki, one of the ingredient of Triphala showed the greatest prospects.
Latest research has shown that Triphala has a great effect in treating the pancreatic cancerous cells.
Hence now the wonders of Triphala are now being revealed in the modern world also with the new researches also