Improves circulation (cardiotonic and capillary strengthening flavonoids) potentiates adrenergic function (helps the body recover from stress) contains linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid) and phospholipids
lowers blood pressure
exerts a marked heart­protective and cardio­tonic effect reduces serum cholesterol
improves liver function and is liver protective is anti­inflammatory (constituents include Vit. C and quercetin) is expectorant has anti­viral (HIV, AIDS, herpes, CMV) properties has anti­bacterial properties
A popular folk saying in India says , &ldquoNo mother? Do not worry so long as you have triphala.&rdquo
The recipe for this traditional Ayurvedic herbal supplement dates back thousands of years and is referenced in the traditional Indian Ayurvedic texts the Charak and SushrutSamhitas. Triphala is considered a &lsquotridoshicrasayan&rsquo, having balancing and rejuvenating effects on the three constitutional elements that govern human life: Vata which regulates the nervous system, Pitta which maintains metabolic processes, and Kapha which supports structural integrity.
Triphala is one of the most popular herbal remedies in Ayurveda which &lsquocleanse&rsquo by promoting bowel movement. A reason is that one of the most common problems among many individuals is constipation and bowel irregularity. This can lead to poorer general
digestion and liver function, less vitality and perhaps even less optimism and an overall poorer outlook and quality of life.
How to use
There are two ways to take triphala, as a powder or tablet. Traditionally triphala is taken as a triphalachurna/ triphalachurnam/ triphala powder.
One would stir in two or three grams of the triphalachoorna/ triphalachoornam/ triphala powder with warm water and consume the entire amount each evening or divided into three doses throughout the day, between meals if possible.
or one should take two to six triphala tablets one to three times daily. Children may only require one or two tablets in the evening. The larger dose is more laxative while the smaller dose tends to be more gradually blood purifying. A smaller dose might be one or two tablets three times daily. One should increase or decrease the dose according to one&rsquos bowel movements.