June 21, 2023 2 min read

Triphala is possibly the best known of all Ayurvedic remedies and a much-loved daily support for gut health.

Literally meaning “three fruits” it contains 3 fruits native to the Indian subcontinent: amalaka, bibhitaki and haritaki in equal proportion. It is well known for its gentle detoxing and non-habit forming mildly laxative effects. It aids with digestion, drawing toxins and improving peristalsis to effectively clear wastes. It also supports the stomach mucosal layer to ensure better absorption of nutrients. 

Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

This fruit also known as Amla and Indian Gooseberry, has a cooling effect so particularly beneficial for Pitta dosha. Rich source of antioxidants and polyphenols, it also is high in vitamin C and supports the natural functions of the liver and immune system. 

Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) 

This fruit is particularly beneficial for Kapha dosha and supports respiratory function, helping relieve congestion and allergy related issues. Also known to support healthy metabolic function. 

Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) 

This fruit has a more warming effect which nourishes Vata but is beneficial for all doshas. It is known for its scraping effect, helping draw out toxins and clear the fine channels in the body.

Triphala - the synergistic effect – the power of 3

The individual attributes of these fruits are extensive, benefiting digestion but also the proper function of the circulatory, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. When they are combined to form Triphala, they act together balancing all doshas, alleviating conditions stemming from stagnation whilst also promoting repair and rejuvenation. 

Benefits of Triphala 

🌿Supports healthy elimination and relieves mild constipation.

🌿Assists natural processes of internal cleansing and rejuvenation of tissues 

🌿Improves assimilation of nutrients and provides high sources of Vitamin C and antioxidants, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. 

🌿Known to promote healthy cholesterol levels and support weight management through improved digestion and elimination. 

🌿Supports resilient immunity and improves liver function. 

How to take Triphala

Triphala is best taken on an empty stomach so just before bedtime is ideal. In powder form the sour and astringent taste is foremost and can be taken with water, ghee or honey for further healing effects. 

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