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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

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

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

Hi, My Mom is 47 years old and Diabetic patient. Her sugar level is under control. For Constipation sometimes she takes Madiphala rasayana with lemon (almost 2 times in a week). This gives her relief. Is it good if diabetic patient's have that syrup?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Madiphala rasayana is not good for diabetic patient madiphal is citrus fruil but process in syrup base .which is sweet in nature. Triphala powder is good for her constipation.

My son age is 9 year he got his eyes test and number is 1 in left eye as spherical and 1.25 in right spherical. Can he get rid of this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Mr. lybrate-user, there are no. Of ayurvedic medicine which help to improve eyesight as well as reduce power. Like taking triphala ghrit one spoon with milk in the morning is one of the best cure. For proper guidance consult me.

For how long we have to take triphala churna for curing constipation? please tell asap m taKing it from 1 year.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
sootshekhar ras 125 mg twice a day panchsakar avleh 5 gm twice a day relief in 3-4 days and for complete cure take it for 60 days only
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My eyes r itching from 3 days. I have using refresh tears from past two days. But it's not helping.

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
OCULAR PRURITIS/EYE ITCH occurs when the inner membrane covering the eye is irritated by an allergen. Some common causes of this. 1.Allergy- allergic reaction include: -pollen -mold -grassweeds pet, -dander dust. -dust mites -irritating substances, such as makeup, lotion, or contact -lens solution 2.Infections. Like -Streptococcus pneumoniae -Haemophilus influenza -Staphylococcus aureus -Chlamydia trachomatis PREVENTION- -identifying the cause and avoiding it -applying cool or warm compresses -maintaining good eye hygiene -stopping using contact lenses or using a different type -regulating air temperature and moisture -using of artificial tears -cleaning the eye with a saltwater solution -taking antibiotics or other medications -using over-the-counter decongestants -combining decongestants and antihistamines -applying medication to the eyes to increase tear production -Avoiding eye strain. -Avoiding allergic food stuff. AYURVEDIC TREATMENT 1.Drops Opthacare 4° four time a day. 2.Triphala Guggulu. 3.Haridra Khand. 4.Saptamrit lauh.

I am a student of class 10. My eyes get very much watery during writing exams. I am not able to concentrate on writing. This is happening only since few days. Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Lybrate-user, Go for Netra tarpan therapy take Triphala grahat in milk tab saptamruth loha contact us on Lybrate.

Popular Health Tips

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

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D (Ayu)
Ayurveda, Navsari
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 Ayurveda Helps Manage Back Pain?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
How Ayurveda Helps Manage Back Pain?

Back pain refers to a severe pain in the back due to a strain in the muscle and the associated ligaments of the spine. Back pain is a fairly common condition and almost everyone has experienced it at least once in their lifetime. The pain can be either acute (pain in sudden bursts) or chronic (lasting for more than a month). Back pain generally tends to subside if one takes appropriate measures. 

You might experience the following symptoms along with back pain:

  1. Severe pain around the muscles which might stretch down to your feet
  2. Back pain will significantly limit the flexibility of your back
  3. If there are recurrent instances of high fever and severe gall bladder disorders along with the pain, a consultation with your doctor is highly recommended.

Back pain might occur due to the following reasons:

  1. Back pain might occur as a result of osteoarthritis (a disorder that is characterized by the breaking and wearing down of the flexible tissues at the end of the bones) and osteoporosis (a disorder marked by bones that are weak and brittle).
  2. It might occur as a result of a fatal accident or an injury.
  3. If you are a chain smoker and have a history of excessive alcohol or drug abuse, you are more likely to experience back pain.
  4. Back pain might also occur as a result of ageing, excessive weight gain, lack of regular exercising, cancer and instances of severe depression.

Ayurveda can be very useful for eradicating back pain. According to Ayurveda, back pain is caused due to the heightening of the ‘vata’ owing to an unhealthy diet, anxiety, and suppression of muscles, collectively called ‘dosha’. 

The Ayurvedic remedies for back pain are as follows:

  1. A regular intake of 30 ml of Aloe Vera juice in the morning might heal symptoms of back pain
  2. A regular intake of a mixture of 5g Triphala churnam mixed with water before retiring for the night might help to ease the general discomfort associated with back pain.
  3. Consume a medicinal preparation of 100ml of Black Gram (Urad Dal) daily for a week in order to get rid of the pain.
  4. You can also perform Paschimottanasana (an exercise where you have to touch the toes and repeat the same for a few times) and Vayu Mudra (an exercise where you have to move the index finger on the thumb base and the thumb finger in closed proximity to the index finger while the other fingers remain in a perpendicular position) to get rid of the back pain.
  5. Cut down on your consumption of pungent spices. This is because these pungent spices tend to have a drying effect on the body, that in turn, might lead to severe back pain, especially in the lower back along with constipation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

Besides all these, such people should always avoid sudden change in temperature like if you are sitting in AC, then switch off the AC atleast 15mins. before you move out of the car or the chamber or house.

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Constipation & Gastric Problem - Which Yoga Asanas Can Help?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Sultanpur
Constipation & Gastric Problem -  Which Yoga Asanas Can Help?

Lifestyle changes have taken a heavy toll on the entire digestive system. There is less fiber, more processed foods, less water and more aerated drinks, all playing havoc with the digestive process. This has led to abnormal bowel movements, no regular cleansing of the bowels, and various other gastric problems.

Ayurveda believes that a healthy body is the result of the balance between the three elements – vaata, pitta, and kapha. Increase or decrease in any of these produces specific symptoms or disease conditions. As a remedy, therefore, the aim should be to balance out these three elements, so that overall health is restored.

Constipation is caused by:

  • Reduced fiber
  • Reduced roughage
  • Reduced water intake
  • Increased processed/refined foods
  • Reduced physical activity
  • Increased refined sugar consumption

Symptoms of constipation:

Constipation can be acute or chronic. While acute may be associated with some sudden food changes, many people may be chronically constipated due to their lifestyle. These people will have the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty passing stools
  • Bloated, excessive gassy feeling
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lousy and lethargic feeling
  • Weight loss
  • Rectal bleeding if the constipation is ongoing for a long time
  • Difficulty in digestion

Some complications of constipation include hemorrhoids, fecal impaction, fecal incontinence, anal fissure and rectal bleeding. Ayurveda suggests yoga, natural remedies and food changes to treat constipation and gastric problems.

Yoga asanas:

  • Trikonasana: This helps in the easy passage of stool by working on the lower part of the digestive tract
  • Bhujanagasana: It helps remove the accumulated gas and helps in passing stools
  • Pavan muktasana: Translated into “asana which helps in the release of gas,” this is very useful in reducing flatulence and also helps to reduce abdominal fat.
  • Naukasana: This pose where the body comes into a boat shape helps in activating the intestinal juices and relieves gastric problems.

Food changes:

  • Triphala churna is a great bowel cleanser which helps in bowel movement too
  • Aloe vera juice clears the stomach
  • Castor oil is highly recommended for digestive issues and constipation
  • Bel fruit is believed to remove waste from the body
  • The leaves and roots of Nisoth (Ipomoea) have great laxative properties.
  • Isabgole (Plantago) not only cures constipation but also reduces cholesterol and helps in regulating bowel movement.
  • Avoid bakery items, red meat, processed foods, dairy products, and oily foods so that constipation can be rectified
  • Increase consumption of green leafy vegetables, make sure at least 50% of the meal is made up of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Ensure each meal contains as much whole grains and cereals as possible, not refined flour.

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

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3 Best Ayurvedic Medicines That Keep Your Heart Healthy & Fit!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MBA (Healthcare)
Ayurveda, Dehradun
3 Best Ayurvedic Medicines That Keep Your Heart Healthy & Fit!

The modern age is full of tensions and stress, expecting peaceful mind and healthy lifestyle is just impossible. To prevent common diseases and living a healthy life requires keen knowledge of the main organ of the body, that is the Heart. The heart is a muscular organ which works like an engine and provides fuel to run human body by pumping blood. Our heart has two chambers which separates the oxygen rich blood from oxygen poor blood and each time you breathe the valves of heart opens and closes. There are many cardiovascular diseases that are caused due to the blood vessel and heart issues like lack of flexibility, blockage, fatty plaques of the arteries or lack of strength of the parties.

The modern medical systems suggest surgical treatment for the cure of the heart problems but on another hand, Ayurveda targets the deep root cause of the disease. The best cure for heart diseases is to adopt a holistic approach named Ayurveda the part of the great Indian heritage. This is not only based upon the ancient principle but many researchers worked and proofed that heart issues are reversible with the help of Ayurvedic treatment.

As Ayurveda believes in the natural ingredients for treatment, many remedies are available in our surrounding. Here are some commonly recommended remedies to prevent and cure heart diseases by Ayurveda.

  1. Triphala: To reduce the blood fat level and high cholesterol Triphala- the mixture of three herbs named Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki. This handles the causative issues of blood fat and cholesterol and keeps the heart healthy.
  2. Ashwagandha: This is a wonder herb to reduce tension from mind and body and provide strength to the heart muscles.
  3. Chaywanprash: this is the mixture of various herbs like sugar, honey, ghee, Indian Gooseberry (amla), jam, sesame oil, berries, herbs and various spices. Chaywanprash is an herbal jam which strengthens the heart muscles and boosts up the immune system as well.

These three are the most common and easily available remedies for heart problems. Other than these three garlic, ginger, turmeric, saffron, arjuna, guggul, etc. herbs which are good for heart diseases and provides a complete cure.

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

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8 Home Tips To Keep Your Eyesight Perfect!

MBBS, DOMS, Felowship in Medical Retina
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
8 Home Tips To Keep Your Eyesight Perfect!

Problems in vision are a common occurrence these days; various factors such as spending a lot of time looking at smartphones and computers are a major cause of these problems. There are various natural remedies which can help you improve your eyesight, they are:

  1. Wash, especially after coming back from outside, your eyes regularly: Washing your eyes regularly with water helps in clearing out debris from the eyes and relaxing the eye muscles. 
  2. Eat Healthy: Eating a healthy diet that has lots of fruits and vegetables are good for the eyes as they contain important nutrients such as vitamin A. You should include foods such as carrots, fish oil, cabbage and eggs in your diet. 
    1. Carrots: Carrots are a good source of phosphorus, calcium, vitamin A and iron which are very good for your eyesight. You may consume carrot in the form of juices or salads. 
    2. Almonds and other nuts:Nuts such as almonds and walnuts are rich in antioxidants which are beneficial for the eyes. 
  3. Walk barefoot: Walking barefoot on green grass is therapeutic for your eyes as it enhances your eye power. It is recommended you walk early in the morning to get maximum benefits.
  4. Eye exercises: You should do various eye exercise to improve your eyesight as these exercises help in rejuvenating muscles of the eye. The muscles in the eye are strengthened which leads to better vision.
  5. Triphala remedy: This is a treatment that combines three herbal fruits which treat various eye disorders, eye weaknesses and hair problems. Triphala helps in eliminating toxins from your body and make your eyes healthy.
  6. Reduce screen time - avoid extra working hours on computers and mobiles as far as possible. Especially playing video games. This can save you from computer vision syndrome. 
  7. Avoid frequent rubbing of eyes - this habit can lead to frequent infections and shedding of eyelashes . Also, this is one of the causes of dark circles. 
  8. Proper sleep - Importance of proper rest to the eyes cannot be denied and is equally important in general wellbeing.

Lastly, if anything is bothering your eyes seek help immediately before the problem increases. 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