Triphala is one of the most popular and important herbs in Ayurveda. This herb has been used from times immemorial in treating various diseases and is also termed as tridoshic rasayan (the one which balances all three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha) and is considered as an amazing gift by mother nature.
Triphala has a high nutritional content due to the presence of bioflavonoids, Vitamin C, phospholipids, linoleic oil and other antioxidants. In additon, Triphala is considered as a blood purifier, a good cardio-tonic, stress buster, expectorant, laxative, is a demulcent, stimulates bile secretion and muscle contractions. It helps in digestion and better assimilation and reduces the serum cholesterol levels in the body. Hence on the whole, Triphala is considered as the magic potion and most commonly used herbal medicine.
Apart from regulating bowel movements, Triphala is used in combination with other herbs in treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, improving digestion and elimination, allergies, AIDS, cancer, herpes, inflammations, infections, obesity, excess heat, anemia, general fatigue, candida, tuberculosis, pneumonia, eye diseases, conjunctivitis, myopia, glaucoma and cataract.
Triphala can be considered for any pathological indications on a regular basis. However, it should also be noted that Triphala is inadvisable during pregnancy, as it is believed to induce miscarriage.