Triphala (The Three Fruits) is an Ayurvedic, polyherbal preparation comprising three ingredients like Bibhitaki, Amalaki, and Haritaki. Each fruit is thought to positively impact the body’s three Doshas which are elemental forces believed to permeate Body, Mind, and Spirit.
Triphala is very high in antioxidants. It’s touted for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral abilities, and it’s prescribed by Ayurvedic practitioners for a wide variety of ailments.
These include strengthening the immune system, promoting oral health, and treating fatigue, gastric distress, pneumonia, cancer, and AIDS.
Terminalia bellirica, an ingredient in Triphala, also have Anti-Diabetic potential. This plant is rich in Gallic acid, a phytochemical that research indicates may improve insulin resistance, helping the cells to absorb blood sugar.
Triphala helps to improve peristalsis or the movement of the intestines to remove waste. It also helps to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut and support the growth of beneficial bacteria and thus maintain the balance and improve overall gut health.
Amalaki also known as Phyllanthus Emblica is a rich source of Vitamin C. One single Amalaki fruit contains approximately 3000 mg of Vitamin C. It is also abundant in minerals, and plant compounds such as phyllembelic acid, tannins, rutin, phenols, and curcuminoids.
Amalaki is added to Triphala for its ability to regulate blood sugar levels, strengthen the body’s immune system and detoxify the mouth, as well as the liver.
Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) is known for the healing effects it has on the body’s lungs. Bibhitaka has astringent properties and helps body remove Kapha dosha by helping expel water from the lungs, the urinary tract and the digestive tract.
It is also good at fighting off bacterial and viral infections, and the presence of tannins, flavones and other compounds adds to the medicinal benefits it brings to body. Two phytochemicals in particular – ellagic acid and gallic acid – regulate body weight and blood sugar levels.
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) also known as ‘Black Myrobalan’ addresses the airy Vata dosha in the body. It strengthens immune system and is known for its laxative properties, and helps regenerate body tissues. The presence of phytochemicals like polyphenols and terpenes, among others, makes this a wonderful fruit.
Triphala is a rich source of polyphenols that can fight against free radicals. Free radicals are molecules within body that can cause cell damage and lead to harmful illnesses if left unchecked.
Rich antioxidants in Triphala reduce any oxidative stress and reduce inflammation. Triphala is high in Vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties, so it can stimulate the production of WBC and enhance its function, it also helps in producing antibodies to fight against infection, pathogens and viruses.
Triphala (The Three Fruits) is an Ayurvedic, polyherbal preparation comprising three ingredients like Bibhitaki, Amalaki, and Haritaki