Triphala means “Tri- Three” and “Phala – fruits ” , which means a formulation made up of three fruits . Triphala is made up of three different fruits in dried form : Harad (Terminalia Chebula) , Baheda (Terminalia billerica) and Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica) .Triphala is richa in antioxidants and it balances all tridosha ( Vata,Pitta, Kapha) . It has numerous health benefits which people are not aware of.Triphala is described as Rasayana ( which rejuvenates) in Ayurveda .Triphala is used to improve gut health , inflammatory condition , purification of blood , liver detoxification and arthritis .Most people use Triphala for constipation but there are many other health benefits , which we are going to share with you .
Most people use Triphala for constipation but there are many other health benefits , which we are going to share with you today .
Benefits of Triphala :
1. Acne : Make a paste of Triphala and rose water , apply this pack on your face, leave it for 5-10 min and then wash off with cold water .
2. Improve eyesight : Soak 1 tsp of Triphala powder in a glass of water and leave it overnight . In the morning sieve this water and wash your eyes with this water . Do this activity everyday .
3. Dental care : Add 1 tsp of Triphala in a glass of water and use this water for mouthwash . Due to its antibacterial properties it helps in lowering plaques .
4. Obesity : Triphala powder is used in dry powder massage , this technique is called Udhwartanam in ayurveda .
5. Anti dandruff: Due to its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties, Tripahala helps to reduce dandruff. It also keeps your scalp healthy by maintaining the pH . It also maintains the shine and smoothness of hairs . You can make a paste or hair tonic with Triphala and curd /water. with the help of cotton , apply the paste on your scalp . Keep it overnight and wash your hair in the morning .
Internal Usage of Triphala :
For General Health – Take 1/2 tsp of Triphala Powder with lukewarm water 30 min before bedtime
For Constipation – Take 1 tps of Triphala Powder mix it in 1 glass of warm water and take 30 min before bed time
For anti ageing – Take 1/2 tsp of Triphala with 1/2 tsp of Cow’s ghee at bed time
For weight loss – Take 1 tsp of Triphala powder with honey water at bed time
For Liver detox- Take 1/2 tsp of Triphala powder with 2 tsp of Aloevera juice at bed time
Contraindications: Do not use Triphala during pregnancy.