Triphala is an ayurvedic herbal formulation of dried fruits from three herbal plants in equal proportions:
· Terminalia chebula (black myrobalan)
· Terminalia bellerica (bastard myrobalan)
· Phyllantus emblica (emblic myrobalan or Indian gooseberry)
This is considered as the tridoshic rasayana which indicates that the energetics are appropriate for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha or all types of patients.
Triphala constitutes of tannins, gallic acid, ellagic acid and chebulinic acid.
These are potent antioxidants that accounts for the immunomodulatory activity.
Polyphenols in Triphala modulates the human gut microbiome and thereby promotes the growth of beneficial Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus while inhibiting the growth of undesirable gut microbes.
The top few benefits to your system are:
1) Promotes proper digestion and absorption of food.
2) Has hypolipidemic effects- reduces serum cholesterol levels.
3) Lowers blood glucose levels- fasting and postprandial blood glucose are reduced.
4) Polyphenols prevents oxidative damage.
5) Protects diabetics and those predisposed to diabetes through inhibition of glycation enzymes.
6) Maintains homeostasis of the endocrine system.
7) Boosts your immune system.
8) Prevents immunosenescence (gradual deterioration of the immune system due to increase in age).
9) Increases production of red blood cells and haemoglobin.
10) Relaxes bile duct.
11) People suffering from asthma, dysentery, uterine debility to mention a few also benefit from this formulation.
Ayurvedic physicians (Vaidyas) have been using Triphala for many centuries to cure and help benefit mankind in several ways.