Triphala is an Ayurvedic herbal rasayana formula consisting of equal parts of three myrobalans, taken without seed: Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki.
1) Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
2) Vibhitaki (Terminalia Bellirica)
3) Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Triphala is considered one of the best colon cleansers and is highly recommended for constipation. It also detoxifies the body and has gained popularity as a mild laxative. It keeps the digestive system healthy and clean.
• Improves Liver function
Triphala has various liver and blood nutritional properties. It improves the functioning of the liver and keeps it healthy.
Triphala is enriched with vitamin C. It contains powerful anti-oxidant agents that help in improving and easing the functioning of cells. It reduces the production of free radicals responsible for aging.
• Worms & Infections
Triphala works well in suppressing infections and worm infestation. It also helps to maintain the proper conditions in our bodies that is highly toxic for growth of worms.
• Skin problems
Intake of triphala powder on a regular basis helps to keep your skin clean and healthy. It is quite effective in avoiding acne and wrinkles because of it’s blood purifying properties. It helps to remove all the toxins from the body.
As per a study conducted in JNU, India, it is revealed that triphala has anti-cancerous activities. It is helpful in reducing the spindle formations at the mitotic phase thereby reducing the risk of metastasis of cancer cells.
Triphala powder is useful in treating diabetes mellitus. It also helps in stimulating the pancreas. The pancreas secretes insulin which is responsible for maintaining proper glucose levels in the body.
Triphala powder is highly recommended for people suffering from obesity. It helps to cut extra fat in your body and also targets the adipose cells which are responsible for fat in your body.
• Improves Digestion
Taking triphala every night improves the digestive system. It helps to digest the food without any stress and also keeps our system fit. It is considered good for your overall well being.
Triphala helps increase red blood cells which helps treat anemia.
How to use it for constipation?
Tip #1: If you are constipated take two teaspoons of triphala churna, add it to one glass (200 ml) of warm water, mix it well and drink this solution every night, just before bed. Do not eat anything after having this solution. You may drink water 30 minutes after having it.
Triphala when had in this form is a good laxative and will provide relief the next morning. The best part about using triphala as a laxative is that it does not make you dependant on it, unlike other laxatives.
How to use it for detoxification?
Tip #2: If you are simply feeling very bloated and are not able to clear your bowels regualry, triphala churna is great for detoxifying the body, especially the stomach.
Take two teaspoons of triphala and add 200 ml of warm water to it. Now crush a small piece of ginger and add it to the solution. Let this soak over night or atleast for eight hours. After that boil this solution till it reduces to half its original quantity. Strain the liquid. Add the juice of half a lemon to it and drink it when it is warm.
Have this solution every morning on an empty stomach, for one week. This mixture will help clean out your colon and detoxify the body.