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Triphala is a natural energizer and tonic in Ayurvedic medicine. As the name signifies tri (three) phala (fruits) is a mixture of three deseeded fruits of high medicinal value namely Amalaki (Embilica officinalis), Bibhtaki (Terminalia belerica) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula).

Medical benefits: Triphala is sweet and sour in taste. It has a warming effect and builds all round strength. It is beneficial for all the systems of the body.

  • Triphala is a mild laxative, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral and anti-ageing.

  • It is a digestive and is known to help with constipation. A teaspoon of Triphala powder with warm milk or water taken at night improves bowel movement, cleanses the colon, and improves appetite. It is also Hepatoprotective and improves liver function.

  • Triphala improves immunity and is beneficial in fighting viral infections such as fever, cold and cough and other respiratory problems.

  • Triphala helps the cardiovascular system, reduces hypertension, lowers cholesterol, and prevents atherosclerosis. A teaspoon of Triphala with water taken in the morning on empty stomach improves heart function and helps to reduce LDL (bad cholesterol).

  • It helps treat urinary tract infections, and kidney problems such as kidney stones.

  • Triphala stimulates the central nervous system, improves mental ability and memory.

  • It is beneficial in diabetes as it stimulates beta cells of pancreas to produce insulin. It regulates the blood sugar level.

  • It is a colon cleanser and laxative, removes toxins from the body, prevents cancer and helpful in obesity and to lose weight.

  • Triphala is also beneficial in female reproductive problems such as dysmenorrhea, vaginal dryness and leucorrhoea etc.

  • It is used as eye tonic and to clean eyes and beneficial in early stages of cataract, conjunctivitis, glaucoma, myopia and dryness of eyes. Wash eyes with water obtained by mixing 2-3 grams of the powder in a cup water and sieved through a fine cloth.

Contraindications: Triphala is contraindicated to pregnant women, people with liver problems and those taking blood thinners. It should be taken as per medical advice.

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