To cope with the fast moving environment, we are undergoing several changes in our day-to-day life, thus causing great stress on our mind and health leading to too many ailments and disorders. The use of various medicines and drugs to cure these problems are causing various side-effects on one's physical structure. Fed up with these side-effects people are moving towards different natural remedies that have been proved to be inexpensive and gives no side-effects. One of the natural remedies is ayurveda, which is regarded as a traditional system of healing. One of its gifts is triphala, which has been proved beneficial in curing many diseases. It is the most popular herb used in ayurveda
Introduction Triphala 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 world.
The composition of triphala consists of three fruits, amla, harada and behada. Amla is the richest source of vitamin C that is highly beneficial for stomach problems and enhancing the immune system. Harada contains maximum B-complex vitamin that protects the lung from any damage. Behada is the richest source of vitamin A and has a property of astringent and laxative. Triphala restores and balances body functions so that the body achieves maximum potential of the nutrients. It is considered as a highly nutritious compound that cleanses and detoxifies the deepest organic levels without causing depletion of the body reserves. It is considered as an effective laxative that helps in the body strengthening. It is regarded as the best rejuvenating agent that strengthens the immune system. It is considered as one of the important and valuable preparations of ayurveda.
Benefits of triphala:
Acts as an antioxidant
Improves digestion and prevents constipation
Removes toxins from the body
Improves blood circulation
Controls blood pressure
Treats various liver disorders
Treats ulcerative colitis
Stimulates bile flow
Nourishes nervous system
Increases blood flow
Reduces heart diseases
Enhances immune system
Improves vision and various other disorders related to eyes
Besides all these benefits triphala is best suited to combat stomach problems.
Typical Preparations Triphala 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.