| Triphala information
This traditional herbal (plant) supplement has a recepy that is thousands of years old (it has been mentioned in some traditional Indian writings such as the Sushrut and the Charak). Triphala is seen as a 'tridoshic rasayan', because it balances and rejuvenates the three constitutional elements that reign (govern) human life: Pitta (responsible for metabolic processes), Vata (regulates the human nervous system), and Kapha (this one supports the body's structural integrity).
Triphala is an extremely popular herbal remedy that 'cleanse' (it promotes the patient's bowel movements). Another reason for the drug's popularity is that most individuals are suffering from bowel irregularity and constipation. These two conditions unfortunately lead to an even poorer liver function and general digestion, less vitality and sometimes even less optimism.
Triphala is a drug that has nutritional and liver and blood cleansing (detoxifying) effects. Triphala is not as efficient as a local demulcent. However, it is a lubricating nourishment source that also possesses a few bitter anthroquinones. These anthroquinones are known to help the stimulation of peristalsis and bile flow. Another of the medicine's nutritional benefits comes in the form of the drug's high C vitamin content, bioflavonoids and also in the phospholipids' and linoleic oil's presence.
Triphala is rich in valuable nutrients which make it a very good tonic. Triphala has a high nutritional content and it has proven itself to be an excellent blood purifier, as it stimulates bile secretion, helps digestion, detoxifies the liver, reduces serum cholesterol, and even reduces the levels of lipides in the patient's body. This is why Triphala is considered an universal panacea it is one of the most indicated herbal supplements.
Besides the fact that is regulates bowel movements, Triphala also has the next effects:
- Contains linoleic acid and phospholipids;
- Has anti-allergy properties;
- Has anti-bacterial properties;
- Has anti-cancer properties;
- Has anti-viral properties;
- Improves circulation;
- Improves digestion;
- Improves liver function;
- Is anti-inflammatory;
- Is expectorant;
- Is rich in antioxidant;
- Lowers blood pressure;
- Potentiates adrenergic function;
- Reduces serum cholesterol;
Triphala is a drug that is commonly indicated in the treatment of several disorders. However, your doctor can prescribe you Triphala to treat other medical conditions that have not been mentioned in this guide.
Triphala is based on some valuable ingredients such as:
- Powdered fruits and herbal extracts (mostly of Beleric myrobalan, Behada or Vibhitaki), Chebulic myrobalan (also known as Terminalia chebula), Haritaki and Amala
- Amala, is one of Triphala's most important rejuvenators and one of the strongest natural anti-oxidants. This ingredient helps in the immune system's boosting and in the balancing of Pitta.
- Haritaki is a widely known heart-brain-longevity tonic that also helps balance Vata.
- Bibhitaki is a powerful rejuvenative which reduces the risk of heart and liver disease, improves the vision, voice and promotes hair growth. It is a Kapha balancer.
You should avoid taking Triphala without your physician's approval if you are pregnant.
Triphala Intake Guidelines
You ought to take Triphala exactly how your doctor has told you to. You can consult the medicine's label if you want to get other information. If you fail to understand some of the doctor's instructions, you should contact a pharmacist, a nurse or a doctor and ask them to explain them to you.
Triphala comes in two different forms, so you can take it either as a powder, or as a pill (tablet). However, the traditional treatment with Triphala consists of taking Triphala's powder form.
The average dose of the powder consists of 2 or 3 g of drug that are stirred with warm water. The mixture should be consumed in the evening or it may be divided in 3 equal doses that are taken between meals.
The average dose of Triphala tablets consists of from two to six pills taken 1 or 3 times per day. Children may need to take in a smaller dose of the drug.
If you suspect that you are suffering from an overdose with Triphala, you might be in need of medical care. Contact your local poison control center and your personal physician as soon as you can. In order to avoid experiencing overdose with Triphala, you should measure the dose of Triphala that you intake with a measuring device. If you do not own one, you can buy a measuring device (as in, a measuring spoon or a measuring cup) from your local pharmacy.
Triphala Missed Dose
In order to get the most benefits from your intake of Triphala (or any other medicine), you should take it on a regular basis. Ask your physician what to do if you miss a dose of Triphala.
Triphala Side Effects
Alert your doctor if you experience anything bothersome during your treatment with Triphala.
Some drugs available in stores (pharmacies) are known to interact with Triphala. You can ask your physician to give you a list with the drugs that you are not allowed to take during your treatment with this supplement. However, it is recommended that you ask for your physician's approval if you want to start taking any other drugs during your treatment with Triphala even if they are simple cough or cold drugs, minerals or vitamins.