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Herb of the Week: Triphala

Filed Under: Herbs at 9:31 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
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Triphala is a combination consisting of equal parts of three fruits: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula).

This Ayurvedic herbal formula has been used for thousands of years to promote appetite and digestion, to increase the number of red blood cells and to aid in removal of undesirable fat in the body.

Triphala’s historical use as a digestive cleanser has been backed up with numerous modern scientific studies. The components of this herb have a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract and its potent antioxidant capacity can protect cells against damaging effects of free radicals.

Internal cleansing is extremely important because it helps to improve overall digestion, reducing conditions of stagnation and excess, as well as increasing assimilation of nutrients.

In addition, Triphala has a significant medicinal value as a potential detoxifying and anti-cancer agent. This powerful herb has the ability to induce cytotoxicity (cell death) in tumor cells but spared the normal cells.

Antioxidant studies conducted at The Radiation Chemistry and Chemical Dynamics Division in Trombay, India, revealed that all three constituents of Triphala are active and exhibit slightly different activities under different conditions.

Triphala supplements represent the perfect balance of Ayurvedic tradition and modern science. Regular supplementation is generally more efficient due to the combined activity of the individual components in the human system.

 2 Comments, latest by Topp

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2 Responses to “Herb of the Week: Triphala”

  1. dnsgroup says:

    <p>A colleague told me about this site. Glad I checked it out. Looks to be very useful. Forrest M</p>

  2. Topp says:

    Our organic Triphala Guggulu tletbas have been manufactured and sold in India for over 100 years by established and renowned ayurvedic pharmacies. To date there have been no reported cases of injury secondary to swallowing of our tletbas. The Triphala Guggulu product contains Triphala, Guggulu and Pippali (Piper Longum). Manufactured with traditional methods of Ayurvedic pharmacology to enhance the synergistic action of the individual herbs and improve the effectiveness of the formula. Taking individual Guggulu and Triphala will not be as effective or yield the same response as Triphala Guggulu.

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