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Triphala – An Ayurvedic Rasayana – Elixirs of life

Triphala – An Ayurvedic Rasayana – Elixirs of life
July 15, 2015 Pragna Mohapatra
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Triphala is a powerful Ayurvedic Rasayana (Herbal elixir known to promote longevity and rejuvenation) and essentially a mix of three powerful   herbs Amlaki, Haritaki, and Bibhitaki. It is known to deeply cleanse our system out of waste and toxins and significantly boost the immune system. Triphala has powerful antioxidants to rejuvenate, inhibit inflammation, promote healthy build of body cells, and for blood purification.

Triphala is known to promote vision and help reduce the defects of nearsightedness and farsightedness. All three components inside Triphala have been individually known to produce remarkable effect and impart glow to skin and hair. Triphala is most commonly known for its positive effect on the functioning of gastro intestinal tract. This results in a good digestive system, colon cleansing, fighting constipation, and hence weight loss in a healthy way.

Triphala’s constituents are themselves powerful herbs in Ayurveda. And the mixture develops synergistic effect to help one fight all three Doshas of “Vata”, “Pitta”, and “Kapha”.  Regular consumption of Triphala  reenergizes, nourishs, rejuvenates, and builds a strong immune system.

Triphala constituents and health benefits

Modes of consumption and Caution

Triphala should be consumed in moderation with recommended dosage of nearly 2-4 grams in powdered or tablet form when you just begin consuming it and depending on your age group. Triphala can be consumed with luke warm water just before the bed or early in morning as it suits your body. Triphala dosage can be slowly increased to two times depending on how your body reacts and for constipation the amount should be increased as well. While younger should limit to 3-4 gram per day, elderly (65+) can consume up to 8 gram per day as well.

Diarrhea, headache, gas, nausea, and tiredness could be the side-effects of consuming Triphala for its cleansing impact on the body. Additionally, Triphala is known to allow energy flow down of our system and hence the effect for first time users or for excessive dosage. In such cases, Triphala consumption should be stopped for a couple of days and then resumed with decreased dosage.

Triphala has a cleansing effect on digestive and supports cardio vascular systems. It should be consumed in consultation with an Ayurvedic physician in special health conditions such as pregnancy, sensitive digestive system, diabetes, or others.


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