Nutritional Supplements Library
What is Triphala?
Triphala is an Ayurvedic herbal formula consisting of equal parts Amalaki , Bibhitaki and Haritaki . Ayurvedic medicine originated in ancient India, has developed over thousands of years, and is one of the oldest systems of healing.Triphala, meaning "three fruits," is made from the fruits of three trees that grow throughout India and the Middle East, including amalaki fruit ,bibhitaki fruit and haritaki fruit . In preparing triphala, these fruits are dried, ground into powder, and then blended together according to the precise directions of Ayrurvedic tradition.
What is the effective dosage of Triphala supplementation?
The effective dosage of Triphala is 120 to 360 mg of a standardized Triphala extract. It is best taken in the evening, about two hours after eating, and at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
What are the benefits of Triphala supplementation?
• Triphala is used to promote appetite and digestion, increase the number of red blood cells, and aid in removal of undesirable fat in the body.
• It can be used to clear congestion and headaches.
• It is a source of vitamin C.
• It reduces serum cholesterol,
• It improves circulation (potentiates adrenergic function),
• It contains 31% linoleic acid,
• It improves liver function,
• It has proven anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties.
What are the side effects of Triphala supplementation?
The use of triphala may increase intestinal gas at first, as a possible by-product of the cleansing and detoxification effects in the digestive tract. Loose stools or diarrhea may indicate too high a dosage, and the amount ingested should be reduced.
• Triphala is not recommended during pregnancy or nursing, and should not be used with cases of diarrhea and dysentery.