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David W Bates www.therapiesguide.co.uk
“three fruits”. is an ayurvedic herbal
formula that consists of three Indian fruits
Amalaki works as a natural
antioxidant and removes excess inflammation
from the body. It also helps to increase lean
body mass and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Haritaki supports the body’s
natural cleansing process by gently removing
toxins that accumulate in the colon.
is particularly effective in reducing the accumulation
of fat and fluids in the body.
three fruits of Triphala (Harada, Amla and
Bihara) each correspond to the "three
humours" or "doshas" of Ayurvedic
medicine. Vata "wind" which
corresponds to the mind and nervous system.
Its nature is dry, cold, light and activating.
is responsible for all metabolic transformations
including the digestion and assimilation
of food as well as clarity of thought and
understanding, pitta is primarily hot, moist
Kapha "water" is responsible
for all anabolic or building functions such
as the development of muscle and bone tissue.
Its nature is cool, moist and heavy.
of the most known herbal preparations and the
most popular Ayurvedic herbal formula in India,
Triphala is commonly known for its digestive benefits,
particularly its ability to help gently cleanse
the system, considered a gentle laxative, triphala
is often used to stimulate digestive health, improve
liver and gallbladder function.
Studies have shown that Triphala :-
rich in vitamin C.
the immune system
antiviral and antibacterial qualities
You can take Triphala in powder form or tablet
The traditional way of ingesting Triphala is as
a tea. This method allows one to taste the herb
fully, and taste is considered by Ayurveda to
be an important part of the healing process. Stir
in two or three grams of the powder with warm
water and take each evening or divide into three
doses to take throughout the day.Triphala powder
has a strong taste so honey or other natural flavourings
can be added
popular folk saying in India:
"No mother? Do not worry so long
as you have Triphala."