The benefits of triphala powder (churna) really are amazing. Triphala is an ayurvedic remedy whose name literally means “three fruits.” These are Haritaki (Gallnut), Amalaki (Gooseberry) and Bibhitaki. It’s the synergy of these three healing elements which gives thriphala it’s particular potency. So, here goes. Prepare to be amazed by triphala…
Benefits of Triphala
Triphola is good for your eyes, skin and heart. It also cleanses the subtle energy channels of the body helping you feel calmer and more content within yourself.
It can reduce thinning of hair and can encourage colour to come back when the hair has gone gray.
It is an excellent ayurvedic remedy for maintaining mental clarity and ayurvedic texts suggest that it is good for memory function. It also has anti-aging qualities.
One of the components, amalaki, contains huge amounts of vitamin C in a highly absorbable form. “Amalaki is the best among rejuvenative herbs,” according to one ancient text.
Triphola enhaces immune function and increases the red blood cell count. It’s your red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body, so if you have more of them that’s a pretty good thing.
Regulates Digestive System
Triphola supports the digestive system and helps your body break-down and absorb nutrients from food. Triphola is a great natural remedy for overacidity of the stomach. It also encourages appetite so is particularly useful if you’re recovering from illness.
It aids with elimination and helps maintain balance and health in the urinary tract. It is also a herb that contributes to reproductive health and potency.
For those doing yoga or exercise for aesthetic reasons, triphola helps maintain muscle tone, and contributes to the development of lean muscle mass.
It helps maintain the moisture and mucus balance in the lungs so reducing the potential for respiratory infections.
Triphala helps keep your liver healthy, enabling the body to cleanse and get rid of toxins.
It is fabulous for gentle colon cleansing and gives a great detox whilst strengthening the ability of your body to keep things moving.
How to Take Triphala
You can buy triphala in powder form, or in capsules for greater convenience. It’s safe for daily use and the benefits of triphala are maintained through regular consumption. Follow the instructions on the product or as recommended by your ayurvedic doctor.
Due to its powerful results triphala is becoming more easily available outside of India so you should find it in your local health store or through online providers. It is none of the easiest to use and best natural treatments of ayurvedic medicine.
You may also be interested to watch the video about Triphala and two other essential ayurvedic herbs.
Further Resource: The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad is practical and easy-to-follow. You can pick up a copy from amazon.com