Triphala: The Wonder Herb for Gentle Daily Detoxing
Triphala (“the three fruits”) consists of three of the most important Ayurvedic herbs. They are haritaki, amalaki, and bibhitaki. Triphala is tridoshic, meaning it rejuvenates and pacifies vata, pitta, and kapha.
Most folks know about triphala’s detoxing effect on the digestive and elimination system, as it is one of the best remedies for chronic or travel-related constipation. However triphala is an excellent way to gently and effectively detox and rejuvenate the entire body. It's especially effective cleansing liver and intestines of toxins.
Taken daily, triphala rejuvenates the digestive system, improving assimilation and absorption of nutrients. It nourishes bones, teeth, hair and nails. Triphala, because it's three fruits, is also chock full of flavonoids and antioxidants.
Recommendations Based on Personal Experience
Triphala is usually taken as a tea at bedtime. I favor taking Ayurvedic herbs in powder format, as I want to experience the first stage of digestion on my tongue. However, when my schedule gets busy or when I travel, I prefer the tablet form of Triphala. Also, some folks either don’t like the taste of herbs or prefer convenience of tablets. So, Maharishi Ayurveda offers this option, in the food supplement, Digest Tone. The tablets are easy to take, especially during summer travels.
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The Gift of Health
From an Ayurvedic standpoint, the three herbs in Triphala are as precious as gold, frankincense, and myrrh. When the digestive system is balanced, the body's other vital systems are nourished and supported.
When we experience balanced health, we are able to enjoy summertime travels and vacations. Summer picnics and road trip snacks are better enjoyed when the digestion is strong and balanced.