Triphala is a commonly used ancient combination for constipation treatment. It has a detoxifying formulation that helps to improve bowel movement frequency and restore regularity. It also acts as a laxative for gastrointestinal ailments.
Triphala means three fruits (tri-three; Phala-fruits), it contains equal measures of Amalaki (amla), Harad (haritaki), and Baheda (bibhitaki).
It has a high antioxidant value that destroys the harmful free radicals in the body, performs colon-cleansing, and possesses protective (protecting against intestinal damage) properties. Triphala helps to reduce constipation, abdominal pain, hyperacidity, and flatulence by restoring gut health.
Let’s Discuss The Details About The Key Ingredients of This Potent Formulation
- Amalaki: Amla or the Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus Emblica) is one of the constituents of Triphala. It is rich in fiber and aids in the digestion and absorption of micro and macronutrients. It has traditionally been recommended for those experiencing nausea, dyspepsia, and constipation. A glass of warm water and amla is an effective remedy for constipation. It reduces inflammation, improves fertility, and helps in managing stress.
- Haritaki: It has therapeutic properties and has been mentioned in several ancient Ayurvedic texts. Ayurveda holds this in high regard and calls haritakias the king of medicines. It is well-known for its gut-healing properties. It enhances the secretion of digestive juices and helps in the absorption of micro and macronutrients. It aids relief from constipation and flatulence when taken with warm water. Haritaki can promote good digestion and is considered a mild laxative. It is also a source of fiber which is always good for digestion.
- Bibhitaki: It is an also a very important herb in Ayurveda. It has a high amount of dietary fiber and laxative properties which help in providing relief from constipation. A composition such as Gallic acid, ß-sitosterol, chebulagic acid, ethyl gallate, ellagic acid, and galloyl, help the herb render its properties and make it helpful for health. It is effective in stomach disorders like indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, and other gastric problems.
How to Consume Triphala
- Triphala churna (powder): You can place half a teaspoon of Triphala powder on your tongue and gulp it down with warm water. It should be consumed before sleeping.
- Triphala capsule: It is recommended to take two capsules twice daily after meals.
- Triphala juice: You should take two to three teaspoons twice daily after meals.
- Triphala is diuretic and may cause disturbed sleep
- If you are already on diabetic medications, then consuming Triphala puts you at risk of hypoglycemia (dangerously low levels of blood sugar), so consult a physician before consuming Triphala.
- Avoid taking Triphala in pregnancy.
Consuming Triphala churna cleanses the stomach and ensures clearer bowel movements. It relieves flatulence and provides nutrition in the form of nutrients and vitamins to the entire GIT, starting from the esophagus to the anus. It also improves and strengthens the rectal muscles.
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