TRI = THREE PHALA = FRUITS
This formula is one of the most popular combinations of herbs used in Ayurveda. The three ingredients: Amla, Haritaki and Bibhitaki, are three different fruits powerful in and of themselves, but when taken together they balance out some of the more extreme actions of the herbs while enhancing the benefits of each.
Triphala has been used for thousands of years in India, proving its usefulness. Its popular mainly for its colon cleansing actions. Unknown to many, constipation and bowel irregularity are signs of some toxic buildup in the large intestine. Normal bowel movements should take place after every meal, around three times a day. In Ayurveda, the colon is the seat of good health. This is because once the waste that clings to the walls of many peoples’ colons starts producing too many toxins for your system to dispose of, the plumbing will back up. This leads to a weakened digestion (less energy from food) and loss of liver functionality. Regular consumption of triphala gently and slowly purifies the entire digestive system, rejuvenating down to the cellular level. This actual helps more food absorption to take place leading to healthy weight-loss (more energy from food means less calories to eat) and boosting one’s quality of life.
In addition to this very desirable action, here is a short list of what each fruit (alone or as in triphala) can do for you as found in studies:
-When taken regularly, can counter the noxious side effects of prolonged exposure to environmental heavy metals (e.g. lead, aluminum, nickel, etc.)
-May have the highest content of Vitamin C of any naturally occurring nature-made product. (Amla juice has twenty times more Vitamin C than orange juice)
-Boosts red blood cell production and hemoglobin percentages.
-Assists the body in beginning the anabolic phase (basically, processes that involve protein synthesis a.k.a. Tissue repair) sooner.
-Extremely effective retro-viral actions.
-Reduces lipid levels throughout the body, helping fat that can’t be dissolved in water (non-soluble) to not be stored in tissues. Particularly targets heart and liver fat.
-Called “King of Medicines” in Tibet and used to treat, “digestive diseases, urinary diseases, diabetes, skin diseases, parasitic infections, heart diseases, irregular fevers, flatulence, constipation, ulcers, vomiting,
colic pain, and hemorrhoids.”
All this taken together, while at the same time having been proven to be safe and effective for an entire lifespan, means triphala is one powerful tonic that should be in everyone’s daily arsenal.