Herbal Preparation of Triphala Powder

Triphala Powder Herbal Preparation

Triphala is a laxative and a wonder herb. It contributes to the treatment of many conditions, such as poor digestion, blood cleansing and elimination. Triphala powder is prepared by mixing certain herbs namely, vibhitaka (Belleric myrobalan), haritaki (Chebulic myrobalan) and amalaki (Indian gooseberry). It is generally used for treating diabetes, eye disease, flatulence and constipation, in a dosage of 3 to 6 grams. It is taken twice a day. The above combination is changed based on the type of treatment and condition.

Triphala is available commercially as a powder. It is filled in capsules and consumed. Other ways of consuming it is to mix it with clarified butter, water or honey. Triphala is effective in increasing life expectancy. It helps in detoxification process and enhances the integrity of the system. It is an excellent astringent and used in hastening the process of wound healing. It is also soothing and relieves congestion of the sinus, poor appetite, joint pain, indigestion, headache, edema, lethargy and mental confusion. About 1 to 2 grams of triphala powder is consumed everyday to sharpen senses, improve digestion and relieves congestion. Commercial powders are purchased fresh, as the shelf life is less.

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