Triphala (Sanskrit; tri = three and phala = fruits) is a well-recognized and revered polyherbal medicine consisting of dried fruits of the three plant species Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellerica, and Terminalia chebula. It is classified as a tridoshic rasayana in Ayurvedic medicine as it promotes longevity and rejuvenation in patients of all constitutions and ages.
The formula consists of the fruits Amalaki or the Indian Gooseberry, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki of the three plants generally in equal proportions and has been used in traditional medicine in India for over 5000 years.
According to the writings of the great physician Charak in a foundational text of Ayurveda called the Charaka Samhita as well as in another key text called the Sushruta Samhita. According to Charak, taking the Triphala Rasayana (Triphala with honey and ghee) daily has the potential to make a person live for one hundred years devoid of old age and diseases. The physician Sushrut indicated that the formula is useful for treating ulcers and wounds.
Ayurvedic medicine uses Triphala as a pillar of gastrointestinal treatment; however, the complexity of the three rasayanas, or rejuvenative herbs, in the formulation allows for many applications.
Triphala, is helpful in free radical scavenging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, appetite stimulation, gastric hyperacidity reduction, dental caries prevention, antipyretic, analgesic, antibacterial, antimutagenic, wound healing, anticariogenic, antistress, adaptogenic, hypoglycemic, anticancer, hepatoprotective, chemoprotective, radioprotective, and chemopreventive effects.
Triphala may also promote proper digestion and absorption of food, reduce serum cholesterol levels, improve circulation, relax bile ducts, prevent immunosenescence, maintain homeostasis of the endocrine system, and increase production of red blood cells and hemoglobin.
The major constituents of the formula are the tannins, gallic acid, ellagic acid, and chebulinic acid, which are potent antioxidants that may account, at least in part, for the observed immunomodulatory activity of the formula.
Triphala also contains other bioactive compounds such as flavonoids (e.g., quercetin and luteolin), saponins, anthraquinones, amino acids, fatty acids, and various carbohydrates. In addition, Triphala-derived polyphenols such as chebulinic acid are also transformed by the human gut microbiota into bioactive metabolites, which have demonstrated potential in vitro to prevent oxidative damage.
How does Triphala for constipation works?
It stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes both in the stomach and intestine; The contraction of the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract is being strengthened improving the peristaltic movement. These actions make Triphala a great remedy for constipation. You should also know this is not all it does. The plant also helps detox the liver, kidneys and gallbladder
Scientific studies have found that Triphala has: great antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, antibacterial, ant stress, chemo protective, anticancer effects and so many more. Incredible laxative property, the capacity to reduce gastric hyperacidity and it also improves appetite.
Benefits for eyes:-
We need all of our senses to really enjoy our day to day life at its true potential. One of the most common issues refers to the eyes.
There are different ways you can improve your eyesight. Of course nowadays we try as much as possible to follow natural remedies and we would like to tell you more about this. Constipation and nervous debility can cause eyesight problems.
The list continues with excessive smoking, caffeinated drinks and alcohol intake which all have a big influence on the health of your eyes.
Triphala helps eye muscles become stronger, this way improving eyesight. It is good in curing different eye problems like glaucoma, progressive myopia and also conjunctivitis. If you have red eyes, know that this is when it all ends. You can wash your eyes with a juice made from Triphala and the redness will reduce or even disappear.
How to Do a Triphala Eye Wash?
Of course, if you have a certain eye disease, we recommend you talk to your doctor before using Triphala as your eyes may be too sensitive for it. The process is not complicated, however you need to do some forward planning.
Let’s start! Add half a teaspoon of Triphala powder in a glass, or ceramic cup and fill it halfway up with just boiled filtered water. Mix it well and leave it to cool. We do recommend you do this in the evening and leave it overnight. Use it only in the morning. Surely, you can do this in the morning and use it in the evening as well. Store the Triphala solution in a small, sterile , tightly covered jar in your bathroom.
How to Use It?
You can use an eye cup (easily found in any drug store). Fill it with Triphala solution and bathe one eye. Take new solution repeat for the other eye. You might feel, but not necessary, a smarting sensation. The vision should improve almost immediately and this is when you’ll realize how tired your eyes really were.