No matter how well science has progressed and still progressing, there are still some native ways of treating the diseases. According to the Ayurvedic study, ‘Triphala’ is one of the best solutions to multiple problems of the body. Since long time, Triphala is used to treat the problems of stomach and skin irritation. Being anti-inflammatory and antioxidant in nature, it is also beneficial for diabetic patients. Hence, there are many benefits of Triphala, lesser known to all of us. (Also read: 5 Herbs And Spices To Make Your Brain Stronger)
What is Triphala?
Triphala is not an Indian herb or spice, in fact, it is an amalgamation of three Indian fruits as its name suggest ‘tri’ means three and ‘phala’ means fruits in Sanskrit. All these three fruits together in the powdered form make Triphala. Amla(Indian gooseberry), Bibhitaki(Vibhidaka), Haritaki(Harad). A powdered form of a mixture of these three fruits combines to make Triphala.
What are the health benefits of Triphala?
Helps to solve a digestive problem: Those who suffer from digestion problem, diarrhoea, the bloated stomach should take Triphala to get instant relief. It works as a laxative and improves the bowel movement. If taken empty stomach early in the morning, it does wonders to your stomach problem. (Also read: Know How Neem Benefits Our Health)
Improves blood circulation: It is capable of improving the blood circulation in the body. In its powder form, it also helps to increase the red blood cells in the body. Thus, it is advisable to take Triphala powder daily once a day.
Helps to improve eye sight: Triphala powder helps to improve the vision of the eyes. It keeps the eyes healthy and free from many problems like cataract and night blindness. Soak Triphala powder in water overnight and apply it on the eyes in the morning. Rinse it well with water and you will gradually notice the difference in your vision.
Helps in weight loss: Triphala helps to shed off the excess fat from the body. It even helps to feel satiated for a long period of time thus it reduces the calories intake in the body. It also induces the formation of cholecystokinin hormones, which gives signals to the brain that the stomach is full.
Treats arthritis: Triphala is anti-inflammatory in nature. It helps to provide relief in joint and muscles pain. It contains essential nutrients that make the bones strong by secreting out the excess of uric acid from the body.
Regulates blood pressure: It helps to bring the fluctuation of blood back to normal. It contains essential nutrients and fatty acids like linoleic acid that reduces the possibility of heart strokes and other major heart diseases. Not just this, it even helps to control the cholesterol level in the body.
Great healer for wounds: Triphala helps to heal the wounds of the body at a much faster pace. It is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial in nature, thus it helps to cope with wounds easily.
Prevents cancer: It has got anti-cancer properties in it. Thus it prevents the body from cancer cells. One should try to make it a habit of consuming Triphala empty stomach every morning.
Cures bad breath: A mixture of Triphala powder with honey and lukewarm water helps to get rid of the bad breath. It kills the foul smell producing bacteria in the mouth, as it is anti-bacterial in nature. Gargling with Triphala powder and warm water also proves beneficial to get rid of the foul smell. (Also read: Improve functioning of Kidney with these herbs)