Friday, May 27, 2011

Triphala : The fruitfull medicine

There are many interesting medicinal herbs used in ayurveda to help improve our health.  One such herb is Triphala.
It really consist of three herbs.  These are Amalaki, Haritaki and Bhibitaki.  Botanical Names: Terminalia Chebula, Terminalia Bellerica, Emblica Officialis.  Image source.
Haritaki or Harada is bitter tasting and best known for its laxative qualities as well as being an astringent and antispasmodic.  The herbs are considered one of the safest to use as it is non habit-forming and safe for people of all ages.
Amla very high in vitamin C and is sour tasting.  The combination of all these herbs are also good for dealing with indigestion and stomach ulcers.  As it supports healthy digestion and gastro intestinal function.
Other benefits of Triphala include help with detoxifying the liver by removing toxins.  It is purifies the blood and cleanse the colon.
Triphala is also good for improving visions and the eye muscle.  It also very popular in India and taken as food supplements. Some say it may be taken daily as an eyewash as this helps strengthens the vision. Also eliminating redness and soreness in the eye area.
Triphala can also help maintain the proper levels of the cholesterol and curbing the formation of bad cholesterol.
I think I am ready to give this interesting herb a try very soon. It will also help build up your immunity, especially with the cold and flu season coming up soon.
Besides all the other stated benefit, it can also help improve your skin from the inside out.

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