Health Benefits of Triphala

What Is Triphala? Is It Good For You?

You probably know that ancient herbal medicines are suitable for supporting overall health. So, are you looking for herbal medicine with many therapeutic benefits ranging from improved oral and digestive health to better heart health and longevity? Then, we have a healing remedy for you: TRIPHALA.

Triphala has been a part of Ayurvedic medicine for over 1,000 years. It has been used as a multipurpose treatment for many ailments with the aim of disease prevention and health promotion. So let's take a look at what it can do for your health.

What Is Triphala?

Triphala is a traditional polyherbal preparation used in Ayurvedic medicine because of its extra therapeutic effectiveness. “Polyherbal preparation” means that Triphala contains different medicinal herbs. In Sanskrit, Triphala means “three fruits,” meaning that it is a mixture of three plants native to India:

  1. Emblica officinalis: It is most commonly known as amla or Indian gooseberry. This oldest edible fruit is rich in amino acids, vitamin C, antioxidants, curcuminoids, emblicol, and phenols.
  2. Terminalia bellirica: It is more commonly known as Bibhitaki and is used for treating bacterial and viral infections. Bibhitaki contains lignans, flavonoids, ellagic acid, gallic acid, and tannins. 
  3. Terminalia chebula: This plant is called “Haritaki” and has been referred to as the king of medicines because of its therapeutic benefits for stomach ailments, ulcers, asthma, and heart disease. Haritaki is rich in flavonoids, terpenes, and anthocyanins [1]. 

Possible Health Benefits Of Triphala:

The following are purported health benefits of Triphala: 

  • Improved Oral Health: 

A clinical trial reported that Triphala mouthwash was effective in preventing plaque formation, gingivitis, fungal growth, and mouth sores [2].

  • Skin Healing: 

Triphala's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have been reported to protect skin cells, retain moisture in the skin, and rebuild collagen. Triphala protects the skin from inflammation, heals skin wounds, and protects from bacterial infections [3].

  • Improved Digestive Health: 

According to a study, Triphala balances gut microbiome to improve gut health. It can also treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, and peristalsis [4]. 

  • Weight Loss: 

Research says that Triphala may aid in burning abdominal fat. According to a study of 62 obese adults, Triphala reduced weight, hip circumference, and waist circumference in those supplemented with a daily dose of 10g Triphala powder [5]. 

  • Type 2 Diabetes: 

Some research suggests that Triphala lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Triphala has also been shown to prevent nerve damage resulting from diabetes (diabetic neuropathy). 

  • Improved Liver Function: 

Triphala regulates liver functions by purifying the blood and removing toxins from the liver. It also prevents aggravated liver cell damage.

  • Protection Against Certain Cancers: 

Many test-tube and animal studies have been conducted on Triphala, and it has been found that Triphala induces prostate and colon cancer cell death. It also inhibits lymphoma growth because of its powerful antioxidants like polyphenols and gallic acid [6]. 

Why Should You Choose Our Holistic Triphala?

If you’re looking for something to improve your health, our Holistic Triphala can help. The medicinal ingredients (amla, harad, and bohera) not only provide relief from digestive issues but also improve liver function, aid in weight loss, prevent plaque formation, and lower blood sugar levels associated with type 2 diabetes. Additionally, you can use Holistic Triphala as a laxative, an eye tonic, or a vermifuge.


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[2] Pradeep AR, Suke DK, Martande SS, Singh SP, Nagpal K, Naik SB. Triphala, a New Herbal Mouthwash for the Treatment of Gingivitis: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. J Periodontol 2016;87:1352–9.

[3] Varma SR, Sivaprakasam TO, Mishra A, Kumar LMS, Prakash NS, Prabhu S, et al. Protective Effects of Triphala on Dermal Fibroblasts and Human Keratinocytes. PLoS One 2016;11:e0145921.

[4] Tarasiuk A, Mosińska P, Fichna J. Triphala: current applications and new perspectives on the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders. Chin Med 2018;13:39.

[5] Kamali SH, Khalaj AR, Hasani-Ranjbar S, Esfehani MM, Kamalinejad M, Soheil O, et al. Efficacy of “Itrifal Saghir”, a combination of three medicinal plants in the treatment of obesity; A randomized controlled trial. Daru 2012;20:33.

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