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Overview

Benefits of Triphala And Its Side Effects

Triphala has several health benefits, such as; regulation of blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, solves digestive problems, reduce body weight, relief from constipation, boost energy, reduces inflammation, enhances skin, prevent cancer, stimulates hair growth and treats dandruff, prevents viral and bacterial infections and has anti-allergic properties.

Benefits of Triphala And Its Side Effects

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Triphala
Nutritional Value of Triphala
Health Benefits of Triphala
Lowers Cholesterol
Wards Off Digestive Problems
Improves Removal of Stored Fats from the Body (Weight Loss Benefits)
Relief from Constipation
Boost Immunity
Reduces Inflammation
Prevents Cancer
Rejuvenates skin
Stimulates Hair Growth and treats dandruff
Prevents Viral And Bacterial Infections and has Anti-Allergic Properties
Uses of Triphala
Side-Effects & Allergies of Triphala
Cultivation of Triphala

Triphala

Triphala is not a standalone kitchen species or herb. It is composed of a blend from the dried fruits of Amalaki, Bibhitaki and Haritaki with amazing healing properties in appropriate proportion. There is preliminary evidence that Triphala contains compounds with antioxidant properties in isolated cells and rats, but this has not yet been demonstrated in people. Triphala has significant immune- stimulatory effects on cellular immune response, especially cytotoxic T cells and natural killer cells. Triphala extract significantly prevents selenite-induced experimental cataractogenesis in vitro and in vivo for rats. Triphala can be taken as tea, powder, liquid extracts.

Nutritional Value of Triphala

The active constituents are unknown. Triphala contains several compounds that have been proposed to be responsible for its claimed health benefits, including carbohydrates, vitamin, minerals, sodium, dietary fibres, gallic acid, chebulagic acid, and chebulinic acid.

Health Benefits of Triphala

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Triphala
Health Benefits of Triphala

Lowers Cholesterol

Triphala contains high concentration of oleic and linoleic oils, that can be beneficial in reducing risk of heart disease. Linoleic oil is essential in increasing HDL (often called “good”) cholesterol while reducing “bad’ LDL cholesterol levels.

Wards Off Digestive Problems

Triphala works great as a laxative and can be used to stimulate bowel movements. People with digestive problems or bowel movement issues can have one spoon Triphala before going to bed at night. One can also take a spoon early morning on an empty stomach with loads of water to bid farewell to bloating, fussy stomach, or even diarrhoea. Triphala cleanses your stomach and ensures clearer bowel movements, Relieves flatulence, it provides nutrition in the form of nutrients and vitamins to the entire digestive tract, starting from the oesophagus to the anus, and improves and strengthens the rectal muscles.

Improves Removal of Stored Fats from the Body (Weight Loss Benefits)

Triphala helps to approach weight loss in a different way; rather than focusing on eating less and exercising more, this superfood works to cleanse the digestive system and promote healthy nutritional uptake. Triphala being an active participant in weight loss or in removing belly fat. It controls the satiety center by inducing the secretion of cholecystokinin. This hormone sends out a message to the brain and makes one feel full quicker than usual. For faster weight loss, take around a tablespoon of Triphala churna with warm water three times a day. Alternatively, one can mix half a tablespoon of this churna with half tablespoon of trikatu churna and some honey in lukewarm water and take it every morning and nights.

Relief from Constipation

Effective constipation properties can be found in Triphala. Triphala help regulate their bowel movements. To get rid of constipation, one should have a glass full of warm water with 2 teaspoons of triphala powder every night.

Boost Immunity

Triphala is rich in vitamin C, which is a boon to the immune system and a potent antioxidant. It is also rich in bioflavonoids which are reported to speed healing in certain cases. Triphala helps in cleaning the gastric and digestive tract, improving blood circulation, and nourishing the body from within by providing the necessary nutrients and minerals, Triphala helps boost the body’s immunity

Reduces Inflammation

The regular consumption of Triphala helps in reducing internal and external inflammation, which one might have due to poor immunity or lack of nutrients in the body.

Prevents Cancer

Triphala churna is said to carry anti-cancer properties and exhibits radioactive, chemoprotective, and antineoplastic effects. Thus helps to prevent cancer.

Rejuvenates skin

Triphala powder rejuvenates, moisturizes, smoothens, and softens your skin. This is because of the strong presence of many antioxidant compounds present in Triphala that clear pigmentation and help kill the acne-causing bacteria. This characteristic and its emollient property together make Triphala ideal for soothing dry and flaky skin. One should use it thrice in a month for best results.

Stimulates Hair Growth and treats dandruff

The emollient propertiesof triphala lock moisture in the hair and save one from the threat of alopecia. Mix Triphala churna and water, either consume it or apply it topically to help stimulate hair growth. Using triphala powder as a hair mask can help one to get rid of even the most stubborn dandruff within no time. To solve this problem,just mix 2 tablespoons of triphala powder in 4-5 tablespoons of water and massage the paste gently on the scalp. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes.

Prevents Viral And Bacterial Infections and has Anti-Allergic Properties

Taking Triphala churn can prevent bacterial and viral infections. Triphala churna can be taken by highly sensitive people without triggering any harmful allergic reactions.

Uses of Triphala

Triphala is used to maintain the tri doshas, i.e. kapha dosha, pitta dosha, vata dosha. It is used in to make ayurvedic medicines. It is used as an ingredient in shampoos, face masks, eye drops, fungal powders. Etc.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Triphala

Even though Triphala churna is a safe choice, there are a few risks involved. Pregnant women should not take triphala due to its downward energy flow, which can even lead to miscarriages. Even breastfeeding mothers should avoid taking triphala as this herb can be passed on to the child via breast milk and can be harmful. Don’t give your baby more than a pinch of this powder as it can lead to diarrhea and other stomach troubles. Never take more than the recommended quantity of Triphala churna as it may cause loose motions and dehydration. If you are diabetic, consult your doctor before consuming triphala. Since triphala is highly rich in fiber, its excessive use can lead to bloating problems. So, if you are already suffering from gastric troubles, take mild dosages.

Cultivation of Triphala

Triphala is compose of three fruits, i.e. Haritaki, Amalaki, Bibhitaki.

Haritaki are indigenous to Southern Asia. Haritaki trees are grown from seeds. The seeds are sown during spring in clay and sandy soils. They are best grown in full sunlight and ample amounts of water. These trees cannot tolerate cold temperature below 16°C. Their fruits are harvested while they are green.

Amalaki has its origin in India. For amalaki cultivation, annual rainfall of 630-800 mm is ideal, the baby young plant should be protected from the hot winds during summer and the frosts during winter for 3 years. The mature plant can tolerate freezing temperature as well as high temperature upto 46°C. Light and medium heavy soils, except purely sandy soil is ideal to grow amalaki.

Bibhitaki has its origin in southern Asia, within lower hills and plains.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am suffering from sinusitis please any natural home made remedy / ayurvedic treatment for sinusitis.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Cleanliness in nasal passage is essentially required to get relief from sinusitis. For this Jal neti under guidance of a trained Naturopathy expert must be done to clean nasal passage. Vyoshadi vati 3 tablets three times a day with warm water will give relief, If constipation is there, take any mild laxative like Triphala churna 5 grams with warm water at bed time on alternate day will be helpful in early recovery.

I had sensation burning and swelling in the glans of penis and in sept I was diagnosed with candidiasis. After 1 month of anti fungal treatment with Af 400, lactobacillus and lulifin I am. Better but still swelling is persisting in the glans of penis. It is also accompanied with soreness and sensation sometimes in the glans of penis. Doctor suggested that cream should not be used for long duration as it will. Make me addictive so I have stopped it and currently I am using venusia lotion. Pls tell how swelling soreness and uncomfortable feeling will go away. Further there are some tiny pimples on My penis head too.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- Go herbal this time. Follow these ayurvedic regimen: Include turmeric, garlic, pepper, cinnamon, clove and cardamom in your cooking. Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily. Rinse your mouth after each meal. Control your sugar levels well by proper medication, diet and exercise. Avoid eating foods rich in sugar and which contain yeast. Minimise the use of dairy products. You can do warm salt water or sesame oil gargling daily. Boil 1 tsp of Triphala in a glass of water. Filter it and gargle when it is lukewarm twice daily. Internally you can take Neem, Tiktakam kashayam, Mahathikthakam Kashayam, Guggulu tiktaka Kashayam, etc. Take Guduchi and Amalaki internally to improve your immunity.

There is some liquid is coming out of my stomach what toh do? Which disease is this? How can I recover.

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D (Ayu)
Ayurveda,
It may be GERD i.e. Gastro esophagoal reflux disease. There are many reason behind it. According to Ayurveda it may be due to more liquid intake like more water intake, more tea or coffee intake etc. Also it may be due to constipation and improper sleep also. Ayurveda can help you by help of dietetics related guidelines and some medicines like shtavari, Haritaki, triphala.

On my face have so many black spots and pimples and face wnt to white wt is the reason for this.

B.A.M.S, MD (Ayu.) Kayachikitsa
Ayurveda,
Thanks for contacting with your health concern 1. Initially get an appointment with a Dermatologist for necessary examination and investigation. 2. Please check with your hormonal profile. 3. Any mental stress or addiction? 4. Please mention about your age since if you are young it is in “pitta” time which is related to Digestive system thus following considerations [natural] are recommended i. Triphala helps balance all the doshas and clean up the digestive system [take 5gm with lukewarm water at bedtime [night] ii. Avocado is a good source of Vitamin E and Vitamin C: thus natural moisturizer and anti inflammatory fruit. Iii. Clean the Pimple area with apple cider vinegar, Leave it for one hour and then wash with lukewarm water. Iv. Tomatoes having astringent and antioxidant properties help heal acne scars. [use them as facial masks] v.Lemons [ for blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night], Apples (antioxidant), Pears (regulate pH balance), Banana (probiotic) vi. Spinach contains Vitamin A [most important vitamin for the skin] and also helps to stop the production of sebum [ who suffer from oily skin] vii. Cucumber: since both Vitamin A and C are found in cucumbers [reason of use in skin care products]. Viii. Raw carrots: not only are an excellent source of vitamins, but also of magnesium and minerals. [both cucumber and carrot can be eaten and used as face mask] PS. For further indepth deitary regime, natural [home remedies] and result oriented medicine (s) kindly consult me on Lybrate itself.

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Triphala - 4 Reasons Why It Is So Good For You!

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D (Ayu)
Ayurveda,
Triphala - 4 Reasons Why It Is So Good For You!

If you are not new to Ayurveda and its treatments, then you are sure to know about Triphala; for the concoction has been used in Ayurveda since a very long time. Widely known for its laxative abilities, Triphala offers highly effective remedies and have several medical benefits. If you are curious to know about them, read on for a few facts.

What is Triphala?
The name is etymologically derived from two Sanskrit words 'tri' meaning three and 'phala' signifying fruits. Thus, Triphala is a combination of three fruits which are powdered and ground together. These three fruits are:

  • Embellica officinalis, more commonly referred to as Indian gooseberry or amla.
  • Terminalia chebula or haritaki in Sanskrit is a fruit with nut-like appearance. It is also known as harad.
  • Terminalia bellirica is known as bibhitaki in various languages and vibhidaka in Sanskrit. Many people also refer to the fruit as baheda.

What are its uses?

The powder of Triphala is used for the treatment of many health issues which may range from high blood sugar to weight loss. Moreover, its anti-inflammatory properties help in the treatment of arthritis. It is also endowed with antioxidants which can delay aging. The good news is that the long list of benefits of Triphala doesn't end right here. Some of the commendable advantages of using Triphala include:

  1. Get rid of dark circles: Our daily lifestyle has left us with panda eyes which deteriorates our appearance. You can use Triphala powder as an eyewash and bid farewell to your dark circles as well as puffiness under the eyes. For this purpose, all you have to do is add a little amount of this powder into some water and wash the eyes thoroughly with it.
  2. A brilliant ingredient for rejuvenating skin: If you are looking to have baby soft and supple skin, then you can use Triphala powder which helps in softening, moisturizing and smoothening the skin. This is due to the presence of various antioxidant compounds that fights not only pigmentation but also acne-causing bacteria.
  3. A great stimulator of hair growthIf you have been suffering from thinning of hair or hair fall, then Triphala can help you as well. You may apply Triphala water directly on the hair directly. The emollient properties of Triphala water help in locking the moisture and offer relief, if you are suffering from alopecia.
  4. Effective in reducing digestive issues: Triphala works as a brilliant laxative which can be used in stimulating bowel movements. If you have been suffering from bowel or digestive problems, then you can have a teaspoon of Triphala early morning. It will help in treating bloating, diarrhea and other issues of the stomach.

So, if you are suffering from any of the issues, you can purchase this simple yet effective medicine from your local Ayurveda store.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How To Manage Infertility With Ayurveda?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGD IN NATURO & YOGA SCIENCE
Ayurveda, Katni
How To Manage Infertility With Ayurveda?

Infertility is a medical condition which is characterised by problems in successful conception, even after prolonged and frequent unprotected sex amongst a couple. Infertility may occur due to problems with either the male, the female partner and in many cases both of them. This condition can cause much strife in a relationship not just within the individuals but also be a cause for social embarrassment. The causes of infertility could be-

  1. Testicular injury or deformed testis,

  2. Irregular menstrual periods,

  3. Problems with erections,

  4. Uterus is ill-shaped,

  5. Premature ejaculation,

  6. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome,

  7. Pelvic inflammatory diseases caused by Sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea and Chlamydia,

  8. Scanty sperm count,

  9. Thyroid disorders,

  10. Blockage of the fallopian tube.

Other lifestyle related reasons could be excessive alcohol consumption, aging, diabetes, obesity, high pressure and as a side effect of radiation therapy or other medications.

Ayurveda and Infertility-

According to Ayurvedic scriptures, infertility occurs when there is a deficiency of nutrients in the Shukra Dhatu of an individual. This might occur as a result of indigestion and excessive toxic content in the human body. This could be caused due to excessive consumption of spicy foods or if they have chronic stress or anxiety. The Ayurvedic remedies boost the nutrition of the Shukra Dhatu in order to boost fertility. The most potent Ayurvedic herbs which can cure infertility are as follows:

  1. A prescribed consumption of the powder of dried banyan bark along with sugar might help to cure infertility.

  2. The inclusion of cumin and turmeric powder in regulated dosages in your daily food might also help to facilitate fertility.

  3. A consumption of the root of the herb Ashwagandha for 3 times a day has also been shown to be beneficial.

  4. A daily consumption of the powder of Vanari Kalpa in warm milk might help in curing any problems related to the ejaculation of semen.

  5. Consuming a mixture of the powder of Vrushya vati in warm milk, it might help to increase the sperm count.

  6. The consumption of Ayurvedic preparation of phalasarpi (a mixture of the herbs Kustha, manjistha, Triphala, tagara, haldi etc.) might help to deal with the problems of infertility in women.

  7. Yoga also has many effective asanas or poses which help boost both male and female fertility and thus may help in correcting infertility caused due to physical factors such as injuries or deformities.

  8. Changes in lifestyle also have to be brought in such as quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption among others.

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Cervical Spondylosis - 3 Ayurvedic Herbs That Can Help!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
Cervical Spondylosis - 3 Ayurvedic Herbs That Can Help!

Ageing is a process which is not always kind to people. One of the things which occurs along with ageing is cervical spondylosis, which causes extreme pain and stiffness of muscles. Although it may be an excruciating thing to have, it really does not mean that it cannot be treated, especially with herbal medicine.

In a lot of cases, cervical spondylosis (sometimes referred to as neck arthritis or cervical osteoarthritis) ends up being related to a neck injury that was suffered by a person and it gets progressively worse as he or she gets older. It is a condition in which there is a degradation of the joints of either two or more vertebrae.

To say that herbal remedies can go a long way when it comes to an issue such as cervical spondylosis is an understatement. Take a look at Ayurveda, the ancient, yet super effective body of medicine.

  1. Triphla: To start with, there is triphala, which is a herb. Take triphala powder, mix it in a glass of milk and have it. Do ensure that the milk is warm as triphala may not have its intended effect, if the case is otherwise.
  2. Gugglu: Simbananda Guggulu, which is the resin extract of the Guggulu plant, is considered an effective medicine.
  3. Aloe vera: Aloe Vera or Kumari Saar, as referred to in the Ayurvedic terms, is known to be a wonder plant and there is a good set of reasons as to why it has earned this reputation for itself. One of the reasons is surely the potential of its juice to help with treating cervical spondylosis.

Ayurveda requires general changes in a person’s diet and the way he or she lives life, as well. For this reason, when a person is looking to get rid of cervical spondylosis, it is important to stay away from eating fried food or food that is either sour or bitter. Relief from cervical spondylosis can be as easy as popping a medicine in capsule form a few times a day! 

Make sure you visit a qualified doctor before you consume any of these medicines. It is to be kept in mind that a doctor should prescribe the dosage of medicines and the duration of the treatment for cervical spondylosis and only after this is done should you undergo the treatment. Soon you can look forward to living a higher quality of life with lesser pain.

Ayurveda provides permanent cure for this ailment. The treatment includes external therapies like greeva basti, abhyangam, kizhi etc. Along with some therapeutic diet and regimen and internal medication. Therefore, cervical spondylitis is completely curable with ayurveda.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How Constipation Can Be Treated With Home Remedies?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine, CFN
Sexologist, Karnal
How Constipation Can Be Treated With Home Remedies?

Constipation can make you miserable. Though medically defined as less than three stools a week or worse, daily bowel movement is essential to keep healthy and feel fresh. Caused by slow movement of food through the digestive tract, constipation can occur due to poor bowel habits, eating less fiber, medications, hormonal issues or some other disease. However, it can be easily fixed with fiber, fluids and frequent exercising. You can try these natural treatments to relieve your discomfort and keep it away:

1. Coconut Oil and Flaxseed - A great combination
Coconut oil is a wonderful hydrating agent and eases stools. Flaxseeds help in the elimination of toxins, excess fat and cholesterol from the body. So in one tablespoon of coconut oil, add half a teaspoon of flaxseeds, chew well and eat this every morning.

2. Harad or Terminalia Chebula Myrobalan - A Wonder Fruit
An important ingredient of Triphala, harad is a wonder fruit that has amazing health benefits. One of these is relieving constipation. Take the small black variety and roast it with few drops of Ghee and grind to store. 5-6 gms daily with water at night will relieve constipation.

3. Yogurt - Excellent Source of Probiotics
Probiotics which contain beneficial bacteria are a great remedy for constipation. However, you can take the humble homemade yogurt full of beneficial bacteria in your meal every day and get relief from constipation.

4. Fiber Fix - Figs and more
Fiber helps to bulk up your stool making the bowel movement faster. Figs are a great source of soluble fiber and you can soak 2-3 overnight and have both the fruit and the sweet water to get regular bowel movement. You can also include high fiber whole wheat bran cereal to your diet for added benefits.
Do not forget to back your fibers with 8-10 glasses of water as you increase your intake.

5. Baking Powder - The Versatile Solution
Baking powder has an alkalizing effect and eases movement through the bowels. Add a teaspoon to ¼ cup of warm water and drink it quickly for best results.

6. Oatmeal Tea - When things are Severe
Oatmeal is fibrous, Honey is healing and moisturizing and Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory agent which soothes the stomach. Together, they can stop severe constipation. So, take a cup of water and add three teaspoons of oatmeal, a Chamomile tea bag and two teaspoons of honey. Drink 2-3 times a day if your problem is severe. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How Ayurveda Helps Treat Mouth Ulcers?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), N.D.D.Y, F.A.N
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
How Ayurveda Helps Treat Mouth Ulcers?

It often happens that one or more tender areas inside your mouth make eating, drinking or talking painful. They might deprive you of a spicy meal or of the pleasure of drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Little sores (know more about the mouth sores) that come in the way of your otherwise content life are mouth ulcers. Mouth ulcers are white or yellow open sores with an itchy red ring around them. They can appear on your lips, at the base of gums, on the soft palate, at the sides of your tongue and in the hollows of your cheeks.

They are formed on non keratinized mouth tissues and can create a constant burning sensation. Ayurveda focuses to improve a person's health through a diet regime, the use of herbal compounds and through the implementation of health practices which are mostly unheard of. This traditional branch of medicine can prove to be very effective if tried out under the supervision of a reliable practitioner. It is because of its usefulness, governments of several countries across the world endorse researches in the field of Ayurvedic medicine.

Take care of mouth ulcers in the following ways:

  1. Use a decoction of leaves: It is good to gargle with the liquor of a few kinds of leaves; certain leaves can relieve you of the burning sensation. Leaves of the guava tree or mehendi and aamla leaves can be boiled in combination with alum to extract a thick decoction. Washing your mouth repeatedly with this decoction will help you to treat ulcers.
  2. Remedy constipation: Constipation (know more, how to get relief from constipation) has been steadily associated with mouth ulcers. To remedy this problem one can take Triphala Choorna.
  3. Avoid anything piquant: Compromise on taste and turn away from hot and spicy food. Not having anything hot and peppery results in immediate relief. Tea, coffee, curd, pickles and even tobacco or alcohol should not be consumed during this period.
  4. Try Licorice: Chewing a piece of licorice can help you in getting rid of oral ulcers. Licorice is known to counter any kind of mouth decay. It also benefits the health of your teeth. When this is boiled in water, you can sip on to the resultant sweet drink and almost forget pain.
  5. Try Chebulic myrobalan: Chebulic myrobalan needs to be consumed in its powdered form. You can add honey to soften the powder. Use of this compound will surprise you with is effects.
  6. You may apply Irimedadi taila: Direct application of this oil on the ulcers can be of great use.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Triphala
Nutritional Value of Triphala
Health Benefits of Triphala
Lowers Cholesterol
Wards Off Digestive Problems
Improves Removal of Stored Fats from the Body (Weight Loss Benefits)
Relief from Constipation
Boost Immunity
Reduces Inflammation
Prevents Cancer
Rejuvenates skin
Stimulates Hair Growth and treats dandruff
Prevents Viral And Bacterial Infections and has Anti-Allergic Properties
Uses of Triphala
Side-Effects & Allergies of Triphala
Cultivation of Triphala