Triphala Powder Benefits and Side effects

Triphala as the name suggests is a combination of 3 fruits in equal proportion. It is used for various symptoms and in various forms.

The ingredients –

The  powder has 3 fruits in equal proportion.

  1. Amalaki — Emblica Officinalis
  2. Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica
  3. Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula

The Benefits –-
  • The powder stimulates the immune system.
  • It stimulates gastric secretion and improves digestion.
  • It is laxative in action and it helps in constipation.
  • Is carminative in action and it helps in flatulence, gas and abdominal distension.
  • It reduces the fat and helps in weight loss.
  • It reduces cellular resistance to uptake insulin and helps in a proper use of insulin in the cells. Therefore, it becomes effective in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
  • It helps in reducing the cholesterol levels in the healthy people.
The Uses — 
  • Triphala contains a number of antioxidants that perform protective functions in the body.
  • It contains vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, tannins and saponins, along with other potent plant compounds
  • Triphala has been shown to protect against certain cancers in a number of test-tube and animal studies.
  • Similarly, it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent plaque formation, a common cause of cavities and gingivitis (gum inflammation).
  • Some studies have shown that Triphala may help with fat loss, especially in the belly area.
  • Triphala has been used since ancient times as a natural treatment for digestive issues like constipation.
Triphala remedies –
  • For weight loss – It is took in dosage of 3 to 5 grams with warm water.
  • For vertigo – take a spoon of Triphala powder with honey for a week to reduce the vertigo.
  • For constipation Take half teaspoon of Triphala powder in the night before going to bed.
  • For cough – take half a teaspoon of Triphala powder with honey.
  • For common cold – Take half teaspoon of Triphala powder and half teaspoon of Trikatu powder with honey.
Side effects –

However, some sensitive people can experience loose stools after using it first time. After a few days (about 1 to 3 days), this side effect of Triphala will disappear.

  • Due to its natural laxative effects, it may cause diarrhea and abdominal discomfort, especially in high doses.
  • Furthermore, it may interact with or decrease the effectiveness of certain medications, including blood thinners like Warfarin.
  • Indian gooseberry, one of the main components of Triphala, may increase the risk of bleeding and bruising in certain people and may not be safe for those with bleeding disorders

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