Triphala churna (powder) is a powder made from three key ingredients, namely Indian gooseberry, Ink nut and Belleric Myrobalan. This powder has a lot of benefits including the ones highlighted below.
- Cures indigestion and heart burn
- Stops hair fall by strengthening hair roots
- Acts as a natural blood purifier
- Reduces the occurence of acne
- Improves vision
- Strengthens immunity due to the presence of Vitamin C
- Tones body by slowly removing excess body fat
- Helps in weight loss
Triphala to possess free radical scavenging, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, antibacterial, antimutagenic, wound healing, anticariogenic, antistress, adaptogenic, hypoglycaemic, anticancer, chemoprotective, radioprotective and chemopreventive effects. (MS, S, B, V, & PL, 2012)
MS, B., S, M., B, M., V, P., & PL, P. (2012). Scientific validation of the ethnomedicinal properties of the Ayurvedic drug Triphala: a review. Chin J Integr Med., 946-954.
Triphala was found to have good laxative property, help in management of hyperacidity and also improve appetite. …. Triphala can be used effectively in the treatment of constipation and other gastric problems. (MUKHERJEE, et al., 2005)
MUKHERJEE, P. K., RAI, S., BHATTACHARYYA, S., SAHA, B., JANA, U., PANDIT, S., & BISWAS, T. (2005). Clinical Study of ‘Triphala’ – A Well Known Phytomedicine from India. Iranian Journal of Pharmacolgy and Therapeutics.
Triphala possess a cytotoxic effect to cancer cell lines. Suppression of the growth of cancer cells may be due to its major component gallic acid. (Arora, Michael, Kaur, Harkonen, & Kumar, 2005)
Arora, S., Michael, H., Kaur, S., Harkonen, P., & Kumar, S. (2005). The in vitro Cytotoxic and apoptotic activity of Triphala- an Indian herbal drug. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 15-20.