Triphala powder consists of the tropical fruits amal, bibitaki, and haritaki and are combined in equal parts as an Ayervedic herbal formula that promotes rasāyana, or the rejuvenation of the body. Hailing from the Ayurvedic tradition, each component is said to regulate one of the doshas, collectively addresses all three — pitta, kapha, and vata making a whole body tonic. Triphala has a strong taste that is benefitted by drinking it with juice, honey or even mixing it with ghee (clarified butter). The powder is most effective when mixed in a small amount of cold or warm water or simmered and drunk as a tea versus taking it in pill form.
While cleansing your body and balancing your energy is a common use for Triphala powder, it has also been used to treat symptoms ranging from stomach ailments to dental cavities due to its abundance of nutrients. It contains strong antioxidants and has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antidiarrheal abilities. This polyherbal medicine has become increasingly popular around the world.
Amal (Emblica officinalis) is also commonly known as Indian gooseberry and has a sour, sharp taste and a fibrous texture. It is said to have 20 times the vitamin C content of an orange and amal is used alone or in combination with other plants to treat the common cold and fever. It also contains diuretic, digestive, laxative, restorative, and anti-inflammatory agents. Amal is useful for all doshas but particularly effective for balancing the Pitta dosha.
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) with its small, green fruit is also called the “king of medicine.” It has been used since ancient times as to treat a variety of health issues including constipation, asthma, ulcers and stomach ailments. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is calming to the Vata dosha .
Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) is a large tree whose fruit is used as a treatment for common ailments like bacterial and viral infections. This powerful ancient rejuvenator with tannins, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory qualities is extensively used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure, and rheumatism. This fruit is known to benefit the Kapha dosha.
The Fruit san the Seeds / Cut & Sifted
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Triphala Powder Blend
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
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