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 triphala powder has 3 fruits in equal proportion.

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



Triphala Benefits –-

  • Triphala powder stimulates the immune system.
  • Triphala powder stimulates gastric secretion and improves digestion.
  • Triphala powder is laxative in action and it helps in constipation.
  • Triphala powder is carminative in action and it helps in flatulence, gas and abdominal distension.
  • Triphala powder reduces the fat and helps in weight loss.
  • Triphala powder 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.
  • Triphala powder helps in reducing the cholesterol levels in the healthy people.



Triphala remedies –

  • For weight loss – Triphala powder can be taken 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.

The common side effects of Triphala include:
1. Loose stools
2. Stomach upset
3. Abdominal pain and cramps

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