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Triphala is a famous Ayurvedic formula, which helps in the smooth functioning of the bowel movement. Constipation is a common problem faced by many people. Triphala capsules are a good alternative to many laxatives that in the long run do not prove to be very effective. In fact, they could bother mucosa, which could impact the bowel movement. Triphala aids muscular function, bowel tone and contractibility of the intestine wall.
Constipation leads to major discomfort in the body and sometimes even interrupting routine life. With age, the problem might aggravate. Triphala which is a mixture of three herbs has been used as an intestine cleaning medicine since ancient times. This formula has been passed down from one generation to another successfully and now used majorly throughout the world as an herbal remedy.
Apart from relief from constipation it has many other benefits some of them are mentioned below.
- Enhances vision and improves hair quality.
- Strengthens digestion and tone down gastro intestinal tract.
- Helps to rejuvenate the body.
- Even helps in clearing stones from the urinarytract.
- Helps to decrease fat level in liver and heart.
- Is a rich source of Vitamin C, thereby helping to build immunity against cold and cough
- It is an herbal laxative.
How to use
Take 2 tablets twice a day with lukewarm water or milk. These tablets are made from 100% natural products and therefore have no side effects on your body. These are absolutely not habit forming pills, which can be taken for a prolonged period without any worry.
How Triphala is Useful?
Triphala is an amalgamation of 3 herbs namely Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amalaki in equal proportion. While Haritaki and Bibhitaki have warming effect, Amalaki works as a coolant. This formula therefore is beneficial to all body types. These tablets are made using the highest quality ingredients and latest technology. It is ensured that you get the best and pure form of all the herbs.
The herbal combination used in this formula offer excellent health benefits and is widely used herbs in Ayurveda. A number of scientists from prominent research institutions have confirmed the earlier studies about the potent anticancer properties of the Triphala. According to a study published in the year 2006, Triphala possesses the ability to bring on cytotoxicity in tumor cells while they spared the normal ones. According to a report published in the ‘Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research’, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Triphala was quite effective in reducing the incidences of tumour and enhancing the antioxidant levels in the animals.
In another study conducted by the ‘Institute of Basic Medical-Sciences’, University of Madras reported that Triphala has an anti-stress property and it restores the changes induced due to noise-stress because of its antioxidant effect. In the Phytotherapy Research conduced by the researchers from the ‘Kasturba Medical College’ stated that a few Indian polyherbal crude medications like Triphala might be a potent therapeutic means for scavenging of NO (Nitrous Oxide) and hence restrain the pathological conditions that results due to excessive generation of Nitric Oxide and peroxynitrite, its oxidation product. Scientists reports that these results may also aid in explaining the pharmacological activities such as neuroprotective, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-infection, adaptogenic and rejuvenating activities of this traditionally used medications.
The practicing herbalist, Dr Michael Tierra, who is also the author of ‘The Wonders of Triphala – Ayurvedic-Formula for Internal-Purification’ has stated that Triphala is the safest & most supporting cleansing herbal formula, which gently promotes the detoxification of the internal system thereby improving assimilation and digestion. He adds that, studies have proved the effectiveness of Triphala as a blood purifier and stimulates the secretion of bile from the liver and detoxifies it. This herbal formula is taken for eye disorders including progressive myopia, conjunctivitis, early stages of cataracts and glaucoma.
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]Triphala – Colon Cleansing, Detoxification,
Serving size: 1 Vegicap
Servings per container: 60
Each 500 mg capsule contains: Amalaki fruit (Emblica officinalis)*, Bibhitaki fruit (Terminalia belerica)*, Haritaki fruit (Terminalia chebula)*.
Each Bottle Contains: 60 Vegi Caps
Emblica officinalis (Amalaki, Indian gooseberry): Emblica officinalis, commonly known as Indian gooseberry or Amla, is a powerful antioxidant. The antioxidant property of the Emblica officinalis fruit is primarily attributed to its high ascorbic acid content. 100-gram Amla contains approximately 1,100mg to 1,700mg of ascorbic acid or vitamin C. By protecting the gastrointestinal tract from the free radicals, the antioxidant rich Emblica officinalis fruit could reduce gastrointestinal disorders developing owing to oxidative stress. Owing to its antioxidant activities, in Ayruveda, Emblica officinalis is classified as a Rasayana. In the traditional Indian medicine system, it is recommended for maintaining the health of the liver and the gastrointestinal tract. (Krishnaveni M, Mirunalini S. “Therapeutic potential of Phyllanthus emblica (amla): the ayurvedic wonder.” J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2010;21(1):93-105).
Terminalia chebula (Haritaki): Among the three ingredients of Triphala, Terminalia chebula is the most powerful antioxidant compound. (Hazra B, Sarkar R, Biswas S, Mandal N. “Comparative study of the antioxidant and reactive oxygen species scavenging properties in the extracts of the fruits of Terminalia chebula, Terminalia belerica and Emblica officinalis.” BMC Complement Altern Med. 2010 May 13;10:20). Studies suggest that Terminalia chebula fruit helps to maintain the microbial balance in the gut. It inhibits growth of harmful intestinal bacteria without suppressing the growth of the beneficial lactic acid producing bacteria. (Kim HG, Cho JH, Jeong EY, Lim JH, Lee SH, Lee HS. “Growth-inhibiting activity of active component isolated from Terminalia chebula fruits against intestinal bacteria.” J Food Prot. 2006 Sep;69(9):2205-9).
Terminalia belerica (Bibhitaki): Terminalia belerica could protect the gastrointestinal tract from harmful microbes and toxins. It inhibits growth of Salmonella bacteria strains. Salmonella infections are one of the key causes of food borne illnesses worldwide. (Madani A, Jain SK. “Anti-Salmonella activity of Terminalia belerica: in vitro and in vivo studies.” Indian J Exp Biol. 2008 Dec;46(12):817-21). Terminalia belerica could also prevent liver dysfunction from exposure to toxic substances. (Anand KK, Singh B, Saxena AK, Chandan BK, Gupta VN, Bhardwaj V. “3,4,5-Trihydroxy benzoic acid (gallic acid), the hepatoprotective principle in the fruits of Terminalia belerica-bioassay guided activity.” Pharmacol Res. 1997 Oct;36(4):315-21).
Importance of internal cleansing
Constipation is a common gastrointestinal complaint. A person is said to be constipated if he/she finds it hard to eliminate hard and dry stool. Defecation might cause intense pain. A person who is constipated has to strain the anus muscles to pass bowel. Constipation is not a disease, but it is the symptom of an underlying disorder. Alternative medicine practitioners consider constipation as a sign of colon toxicity.
The colon absorbs water from the waste matter, as the feces moves through the colon and enters the rectum. If the colon absorbs too much water from the stool, the feces become hard, leading to constipation. This usually occurs, when the colon muscles contract too slowly.
Absence of enough dietary fiber in the diet is a common cause of constipation. Dehydration could make you constipated. Lack of exercises might slow down the muscle contraction speed of the colon. Constipation is a common side effect of certain medications. Intake of iron supplements, diuretic, antacids containing calcium and aluminum, certain painkillers, antidepressants, anticovulsants, antispasmodics and Parkinson’s disease medications increase the risk of constipation. Hormonal changes slow down movement of the intestinal muscles, leading to constipation. Constipation might be a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome. Suppressing the urge to pass bowel might harden the feces. Even excessive use of laxatives might cause constipation.
Your gastrointestinal tract would fail to perform its functions if the normal microbial balance in the body is disturbed. Maintaining the normal intestinal flora is an important part of internal cleansing. An internal cleansing agent should also eliminate the harmful pathogens from the gut.
While colon cleansing helps to flush out the waste matter from the gut, the liver aids removal of toxins accumulating in the blood. Hence, an effective internal cleanser should not only improve bowel movement by supporting the normal gastrointestinal activities, it should also help to protect the liver from illnesses.
How Triphala aids internal cleansing
In Sanskrit, Triphala means “three fruits”. This Ayurvedic preparation comprises of the fruits of Emblica officinalis, Terminalia belerica and Terminalia chebula. It is widely used in the traditional Indian medicine system as a digestive, colon cleanser, laxative and diuretic. Studies suggest that Triphala is also effective in protecting the body from adverse effects of toxic chemicals and radiation, thereby significantly reducing the risk of cancers. (Baliga MS. “Triphala, Ayurvedic formulation for treating and preventing cancer: a review.” J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Dec;16(12):1301-8). Triphala helps to improve bowel formation by increasing intestinal transit time, a feature that helps to treat diarrhea. (Biradar YS, Singh R, Sharma K, Dhalwal K, Bodhankar SL, Khandelwal KR. “Evaluation of anti-diarrhoeal property and acute toxicity of Triphala Mashi, an Ayurvedic formulation.” J Herb Pharmacother. 2007;7(3-4):203-12). The enteroprotective effect of Triphala might reduce the risk of gastric disorders and reduce intestinal inflammation.
How to treat constipation naturally
A healthy diet rich in plant-based foods could help to ease bowel movement naturally. Everyday we need 20 to 35 grams of dietary fibers. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are sources of soluble and insoluble fibers. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to the feces, helping them to move through the colon at a faster pace. Whole grains, wheat bran, seeds and peels of fruits and vegetables are the best sources of insoluble fibers. Besides easing bowel movement, dietary fibers also function as prebiotics. As prebiotics they supply nutrition to the healthy microbes that live in the gut. By maintaining the normal intestinal flora, prebiotics help to prevent overgrowth of harmful microbes. Citrus fruits, beans and lentils are the best sources of prebiotics. Besides supplying the body dietary fibers, fruits and vegetables in your diet would also help to elevate the antioxidant level in your body. Antioxidants are essential for protecting the vital organs in the body from oxidative stress. To increase intake of dietary fibers, you can take psyllium seed husk with plenty of water. Dry fruits such as dates, figs, raisins and apricots should be added to the daily diet to increase the frequency of bowel movement.
A diet rich in animal proteins and fats is a common cause of constipation. To boost the natural internal cleansing mechanism of your body, limit consumption of red meat, eggs and fat rich dairy products.
Drink plenty of water and fluid. The fluid in your diet helps to soften the stool, making it easier to pass the feces. Limit consumption of caffeinated beverages. Excess intake of coffee and carbonated drinks increases the risk of dehydration. Alcoholic beverages might cause dehydration.
Laxative overuse could cause chronic constipation. Bulk forming laxatives are a safer option for treating constipation. These laxatives contain dietary fiber. To ease bowel movement, they should be taken with plenty of water. People who are not accustomed to a dietary fiber rich diet might experience bloating and abdominal pain initially after consuming the fiber supplement based laxatives. It might take few days for your bowel movement to ease after taking the fiber supplement.
A sedentary lifestyle might slow down bowel movement. Lack of enough exercises is believed to be one of the prominent causes of constipation in the elderly and sick people. Exercises help to increase the stomach emptying time and the intestinal transit time. This reduces the rate of water absorption from the wastes passing through the gut. If the feces remain in the colon for a longer time, the lining of the colon would absorb excess water from the wastes, making the stool harder. To prevent the stool from staying in the colon for a long time, you should rush to the toilet the moment you experience the urge to defecate. Postponing defecation would make the stool harder, worsening constipation. Aerobic and stretching exercises might help to ease bowel movement. Swinging movements are especially beneficial for intestinal motility. Certain yoga poses could also help to ease defecation. Suyra namaskara, dhanurasana (bow pose), bhujangasana (cobra pose and the halasana (plough pose) could help to treat constipation by improving intestinal motility.
To prevent constipation, make defecation a part of your regular routine. After waking up in the morning, sit on the toilet at least for ten minutes.
Clinical Studies: (Triphala Herbal Colon Cleansing)
Triphala is composed of three fruits, namely Harada (haritaki), Amla (amalaki) and Behada (bibhitaki). Triphala Ingredients are Whole powdered fruits and/or herbal (fruit) extracts of Beleric myrobalan Bibhitaki, Chebulic myrobalan (Terminalia chebula)