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2 Jan 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy


What is Triphala?

Triphala (the three fruits) is an Ayurvedic, polyherbal preparation comprising three ingredients. The ingredients are all fruits, and they’re all native to India: bibhitaki, amalaki, and haritaki. Each fruit is thought to positively impact the body’s three doshas. In Ayurvedic medicine, doshas are elemental forces believed to permeate body, mind, and spirit

  • Indian Gooseberry (Emblicaofficinalis)
  • Black Myrobalan (TerminaliaChebula)
  • Belleric Myrobalan (TerminaliaBelliric)

Triphala can be consumed and is available in a variety of forms like powder, juice, capsule or tablet.

Health benefits of Triphala

  1. Anti-inflammatory

    Triphala consists of a great degree of antioxidants, Vitamin C, Saponins and other compounds that help in dealing with molecules that can damage cells or make them weak. This, in turn, results in the protection from heart-related diseases and therefore improves physical performance and reduces inflammation.

  2. Beneficial for oral health

    The anti-inflammatory property when coupled with its antimicrobial nature results in the prevention of the formation of plaque, which in turn reduces any possibility of cavities of gum infections. It restricts any kind of bacterial growth in the mouth thus maintaining a good oral hygiene. There are a great number of mouthwashes available in the market which has Triphala extract which can give you the right kind of oral health.

  3. Helps with diabetes

    We all know that when a person is suffering from diabetes, it becomes difficult for the body cells to properly absorb sugar and use it for the purpose of producing energy. The Indian Gooseberry plant, which is a part of Triphala, has certain anti-diabetic characteristics that help the body in maintaining the right amount of sugar. This happens through the anti-oxidant present in the compound. Another plant i.e. Belleric Myrobalan helps in producing insulin resistance and helps the cells in absorbing sugar better.

  4. Improves digestion

    It is widely believed, as well as proven by evidence, that Triphala has great potential to deal with bad digestive health and constipation. It helps in improving the movement or churning within the intestines for the removal of waste. Not only that, it also helps in producing certain bacteria that help in maintaining an overall healthy gut.

  5. Relieves stress and anxiety

    Some of the studies show that Triphala stimulates “Adaptogenic activity” which allows a person to cope with stress. Not only that but the detoxifying characteristic of it through regulating the digestive system allows it to clear up your body and mind. A healthy body always results in a happy mind and soul.

  6. Relieves bone and joint pains (helps in Arthritis)

    Arthritis is often caused by the accumulation of gas in the body. With the consumption of Triphala, the body’s bowel movement improves which in turn results in the subsiding of the gas. It also lowers the level of uric acid and inflammation in the body which provides protection from the effects of gout and ensures healthy and strong muscles and bones.

  7. Helps in weight loss

    Triphala is a great source for regulating the secretion of Cholecystokinin. It allows your body to be active and energetic, helping you to be quick with things. It also lowers total cholesterol levels and improves the work of enzymes which in turn ensures good digestion which then allows the body to absorb all the nutrients efficiently and avoid all the unwanted fat.

  8. Regulates hormonal imbalances

    It ensures a healthy amount of secretion of all the right hormones in the body. It is also very widely believed that Triphala assists in the proper functioning of the endocrine glands, especially the thyroids.

  9. Helps with vision

    The anti-oxidants in Triphala help in the reduction of cell damage at the tissue level. When a healthy cell and tissue system is maintained the sensory systems, the body remains fresh and new. It, therefore, avoids age-related diseases related to vision such as Press Byopia and Cataract.

  10. Protects hair and skin

    With improved blood circulation and proper digestion, the body will absorb a great degree of nutrients which in turn helps in the healthy production of keratin, thus ensuring long, thick and lustrous hair. It also has the ability to deal with dermatological problems by the rejuvenation of the skin tissue.

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