Triphala, Indian Gall Nut

Triphala, Indian Gall NutSanskrit name: Triphala
Botanical name: Terminalia Chebula, Black Myrobalan, Chebulic Myrobalan
Habitat
Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): Sour, pungent, bitter, astringent, sweet
  • Virya (action): Neutral
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): sweet
  • Doshas (constitutions): Balances all the doshas

Active consituents found in triphala are Ascorbic acid, Essential fatty acids, Fiber, Protein, Ellagic acid, linoleic acid and linolenic acid.

General information

Favored as one of India’s most popular natural supplements, Triphala is an organic herb known to be a natural laxative as well as an excellent agent that helps maintain healthy blood circulation and blood pressure. It contains three main herbs, instead of just one, and helps improve overall health in people of all ages. These herbs include Haritaki, Bibhitaki, and Amalaki, or Amla.

Haritaki is the herb credited with supplying bowel-loosening effects, but it actually acts as a bowel tonifier rather than a laxative. This herb naturally allows the body to move waste without impediment. Bibhitaki removes mucus that has built up in areas where bacteria, yeast, and parasites gather. This can be in locations such as the organs, the sinus cavities, and the reproductive areas.

Lastly, Amla works from the inside out to repair damaged cells in the intestines. The key nutrient in Amla is Vitamin C. It contains 20 times more Vitamin C than an orange, and the other herbs help Amla to be absorbed quickly and thoroughly so it can do its job in your body.

Contraindications

Do not take this herb if you are pregnant or if you are suffering from dehydration, severe exhaustion, and emaciation.

Reference

  • Bhavamisra: Bhavaprakash Nighantu, 4th Edition-Ed. G. S. Pandeya and K. C.
  • Chunekar, Chowkhamba Sanskrit Sanstban, Varanasi (1985).
  • Tripathi, V. N. et. al.: sachitra Ayurveda, 740, (1983).
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  • Singh, P,. H. et. al.: j. Res. ind. Med., 92 (1974).
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  • Inamdar, M. C. et. al.: Ind. J. Pharn., 24..87 (1962).
  • Abhang, R. Y.: Deerghayu, 2: 3 (1976)

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