Triphala—the Ancient Herb for Healthy Digestion
As the seasons change and our social media feeds are full of information about detoxing it is important to realise that the body detoxifies all the time. Not only when you decide to undertake a 10-day cleanse. One of the key components to successful detoxification is supporting healthy gut function.
Triphala does just that. It is an Ayurvedic digestive staple, used for centuries to regulate, tone and cleanse the digestive system without depleting the body of important nutrients. Helping to support Rasayana (Rejuvenation) as well as digestion and detoxification.
Triphala quite literally means three fruits. The equal blend of the three fruits: Amalaki, Haritaki and Bibhitaki. Dried and made into a powder. Each fruit has medicinal value but it’s the combination of all three that allows Triphala to work effectively as a gentle colon cleanser and restorative tonic for the digestive system.
Let’s take a closer look at the herbs in this unique formula and how they can benefit the entire gastrointestinal system.
– Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) is high in Vitamin C and supports intestinal repair.
– Hariyaki (Terminalia chebula) strengthens the intestinal tract and encourages peristalsis.
– Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) helps pull congestion from the intestinal wall.
They all work together to increase the absorption and assimilation of nutrients. Impressive, right?
The versatility of this formula is why it remains so popular today. It is a nutritive and safe digestive aid for the whole family.
When adding Triphala to your supplement regime, remember quality is important. Aim for 1-3g a day. Triphala can be used in smaller doses in children and the elderly. It is non-habit forming, and therefore safe for long-term use.
Triphala is a traditional Ayurvedic formula that gently detoxifies and supports the whole gastrointestinal tract. It improves digestion, elimination as well as the absorption of nutrients.
Triphala is for those needing relief from constipation, flatulence, heartburn and mild abdominal pain.
There are no known contraindications however it is best to avoid in pregnancy and with any herb, consult with your healthcare practitioner if you have any concerns.
Health Canada. Canada Monograph Triphala. Accessed from, http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/atReq.do?atid=triphala&lang=eng 5th of September 2017.