Triphala contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that may help protect against certain cancers and other chronic diseases. Studies have shown that it may help treat constipation, resolve dental issues and promote weight loss.
Combination of three fruits: Emblica officinalis, Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula.
Triphala has been used as a healing remedy for over 1,000 years. This herbal concoction consists of three medicinal plants native to India. It’s a staple in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, one of the world’s oldest medical systems that originated in India over 3,000 years ago. Due to its many purported health benefits, Triphala has become increasingly popular around the world.
Vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, tannins and saponins.
Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, laxative.
anemia, constipation, and obesity.
Triphala is an alternative to over-the-counter laxatives, and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in several studies. In one study, patients treated with gastrointestinal disorders, Triphala reduced constipation, abdominal pain and flatulence and improved the frequency and consistency of bowel movements. It has also been shown to reduce intestinal inflammation and repair intestinal damage in animal studies.
Some studies have shown that Triphala may help with fat loss, especially in the belly area. In one study, rats fed a high-fat diet supplemented with Triphala had more significant reductions in body weight, energy intake and body fat, compared to mice who were not supplemented with Triphala. Another study of 62 obese adults found that those who supplemented with a 10-gram daily dose of Triphala powder experienced a greater reduction in weight, waist circumference and hip circumference than those who received a placebo.
Triphala has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent plaque formation, a common cause of cavities and gingivitis (gum inflammation). One study in 143 children found that rinsing with a mouthwash containing Triphala extract reduced plaque buildup, gum inflammation and bacterial growth in the mouth. Another study showed treatment with a Triphala-based mouthwash led to a significant reduction in plaque and gum inflammation in hospitalized patients with periodontal disease.
Dosage (Divided Daily)
- Dried Leaf: 500 – 10,000mg
- None known
- Excess may cause diarrhea, gas and griping.
Interactions with other drugs
- None known
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