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Link Thriphala Choorna

Link Thriphala Choorna

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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 Sushrut Samhitas. Thriphala is considered a 'Tridoshic Rasayan', 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.

Thriphala is one of the most popular herbal remedies in Ayurveda which 'cleanse' 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.

Thriphala combines both nutritional as well as blood and liver cleansing (detoxifying) actions. It has little function as a local demulcent but is more of a lubricating source of nourishment and also possesses some bitter anthroquinones which help stimulate bile flow and peristalsis. The nutritional aspect is partly in the form of its bioflavonoids, high vitamin C content and the presence of linoleic oil, phospholipids and other important.

Nutrients which it makes more of a tonic. Because of its high nutritional content, Ayurvedic doctors generally do not regard Triphala as a mere laxative. Some of the scientific research and practical experience of people using it down through the ages has demonstrated that triphala is an effective blood purifier that stimulates bile secretion as it detoxifies the liver, helps digestion and assimilation, and significantly reduces serum cholesterol and lipid levels throughout body. As a result, it is regarded as a kind of universal panacea and is the most commonly prescribed herbal formula.

Triphala Ingredients: Whole powdered fruits and/or herbal (fruit) extracts of Beleric myrobalan ie.Vibhitaki or Behada, Chebulic myrobalan (Terminalia chebula)Harada or Haritaki and Emblic myrobalan (Indian Gooseberry)Amala or Amalaki.

Amalaki, Emblica Officinalis, is one of Ayurveda's greatest rejuvenators and a strong natural anti-oxidant, also helps to boost the immune system. Balances Pitta.

Haritaki, Terminalia Chebula, the Tibetan "king of medicine",is a classic heart-brain-longevity tonic,it is often depicted in the extended palm of the Buddha. Balances Vata.

Bibhitaki, Terminalia Belerica, a powerful rejuvenative that reduces liver and heart disease, also improves the voice, vision and promotes the growth of hair. Balances Kapha.

Traditional Ayurvedic Qualities of Triphala

Taste: Sweet, sour, pungent, astringent, bitter
Virya: Ushna(Warm)
Vipaka: Sweet, Sour, Pungent
Guna: Light and dry
Dosha: Tridoshic, meaning it balances all constitutions
Prabhava: Rasayan, which means it builds Ojas, innate strength
Triphala side effects: The one time not to use Thriphala is during pregnancy. It's 'downward flowing' energy is believed to favor miscarriage.
Thriphala dosage: How to take Thriphala - Traditionally Thriphala is taken as a Thriphala churna/ Thriphala churnam/ Thriphala powder.

One would stir in two or three grams of the Thriphala choorna/ Thriphala choornam/ Thriphala powder with warm water and consume the entire amount each evening or divided into three doses throughout the day, between meals if possible.

The larger dose is more laxative while the smaller dose tends to be more gradually blood purifying.

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