Planetary Herbals Triphala is a potent, yet gentle formula designed to support the body's natural cleansing process. It has been one of the most important formulas of Ayurvedic herbalism for thousands of years. Used as a household staple throughout India, Triphala is a balanced blend of three Indian herbal fruits: harada, amla, and behada. This formula is unique in that the astringent qualities of the fruits serve to tonify the colon, thereby promoting internal cleansing naturally.
The Three Fruits of Triphala
Amla (Emblica officinalis): Amla is one of the most commonly used health-promoting fruits of India. Also known as Indian gooseberry, it is extremely sour and astringent. According to the late, two-time Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Linus Pauling, Amla contains the highest concentration of all fruits of heat-stable vitamin C. Amla is the primary nourishing component of the Triphala formula and is noted for its powerful antioxidant activities. Behada (Terminalia belerica): In Ayurveda, Behada is classified as sour, astringent, and warming. Though it is considered the most cleansing of the three ingredients, it also contains up to 31% linoleic acid and is rich in phenolic compounds. Harada (Terminalia chebula): Of the thousands of Ayurvedic herbs, Harada is the most commonly used.
It is considered so precious that it is said “do not worry if you do not have a mother as long as you have Harada.” Like the other fruits, Harada is strongly astringent, and is often used for the health of the mucosa. This three-fruit combination balances each of the different bodily systems identified in Ayurveda, in order to maintain and restore balance to the entire system.
Who Can Benefit from Triphala?
The short answer, according to Ayurvedic herbalism, is absolutely everyone. Triphala is considered the most balanced of all herbal compounds. It is designed to support normal digestion, assimilation, and elimination which is important to us all. In the United States it is most commonly relied upon as a cornerstone to a botanical cleansing program, and to support a healthy bowel system. Triphala is especially beneficial for those who tend to have a sluggish gastrointestinal tract due to sedentary lifestyles and over consumption of red meat, refined carbohydrates, and dairy products. *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.