Triphala can treat a wide range of health conditions. As with many multi-herbal medications, which parts of Triphala are responsible for its potential benefits is unknown.
Many of Triphala’s possible health benefits can be attributed to its laxative effect or ability to “cleanse the system.” Triphala works as a bowel tonic to alleviate gas and promote digestion at lower doses. It can also be used as a purgative or strong laxative at higher doses.
In addition to the gastrointestinal benefits, Triphala is believed to help:
- Alleviate inflammation
- Control diabetes
- Promote weight loss
- Reduce cholesterol
- Relieve stress
Treat a variety of bacterial and fungal infection
Triphala is the most common homeopathy formulation used to get relief from constipation. Constipation is caused due to aggravated energy and creativity. This can be due to frequent consumption of junk food, excess intake of coffee or tea, sleeping late at night, stress, and depression. All these factors aggravate energy in the large intestine and cause constipation. Taking Triphala helps relieve constipation because of its mild laxative and creative balancing properties.
Triphala is widely used for increasing immunity to fight day-to-day health issues. This is due to its rejuvenating property.
Triphala helps to treat liver problems. According to homeopathy, the liver has a close relationship with digestive fire and Heat & energy in the body. Any imbalance in Fire, Heat and power in the body (pitta dosha) leads to liver impairment. Triphala’s regular intake helps balance Fire and Pitta due to its physical and emotional balancing property. It keeps the liver healthy and strong because of its rejuvenating nature.
Triphala is one of the safest Homoeopathy formulations to reduce weight. An increase in weight is due to unhealthy food habits and lifestyles, which leads to a weak digestive fire. This increases the accumulation of Uncooked, unripped causing an imbalance in the body’s tissue and resulting in obesity. Taking Triphala helps remove Uncooked unripped due to its appetizer and digestive properties. Triphala also removes waste material from the intestine due to its mild laxative property.
Triphala helps control hair fall and promote hair growth when applied to the scalp. This is because hair fall is mainly due to an aggravated change in the body. Triphala helps balance changes in the body due to seasonal effects and controls dandruff, which is the prime cause of hair fall.
Triphala helps keep the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine healthy by flushing toxins from the body. It acts as a colon toner and helps strengthen and ton the tissues of the colon. This, in turn, helps to manage the weight of a person.
Several test-tube studies have shown that Triphala has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that benefit dental health. These effects don’t seem to be as strong in humans, though.
Triphala has been found to reduce and prevent:
- Oral plaque
- Oral bacteria
- Gum disease
Triphala gives good results in case of skin problems like acne or pimples. Using Triphala on the skin helps to reduce acne or spots because of its late spring and summer (Pitta-Kapha) balancing properties.
HOW TO USE TRIPHALA
Take ½- 2 teaspoons of Triphala Powder.
- Swallow it with lukewarm water, preferably at the bedtime
- To get rid of constipation
- Take ½ – 2 teaspoons of Triphala powder with honey in the morning after taking light food
- To maintain better immunity.
- Swallow it with lukewarm water, preferably at bedtime, to control obesity.
Because Triphala acts as a mild laxative, it may cause gastrointestinal side effects, including:
- Stomach upset
These side effects may even occur with smaller doses.
If you experience mild diarrhea or other side effects, try reducing the dose. If your symptoms do not improve, stop taking Triphala altogether.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much Triphala is safe?
Triphala is generally safe to take. However, it may cause gastrointestinal problems if taken in large quantities.
Triphala can be taken in powder, juice, or even tablets and capsules. You can take ½-2 teaspoon Triphala powder at night.
When should I take Triphala?
It is best to take Triphala 30 minutes before bed as it is the best time to get its laxative and other digestive benefits.
Is it reasonable to take Triphala daily?
Yes, daily supplementation of Triphala is considered good, and it helps to manage blood glucose levels intestinal infections and provides relief from constipation. Triphala has antibacterial, immunomodulatory, antioxidant, blood purifying, and wound healing properties. Therefore, Triphala in recommended doses can be taken daily.
Is Triphala good for constipation?
Triphala gently cleanses the colon and relieves constipation, flatulence, and bloating. This is due to its mild laxative property.