The benefits of using triphala for digestive health  

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)


Triphala is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy consisting of three fruits, known for its potential benefits for digestive health. 

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What is Triphala? 

Triphala is derived from three fruits, amla, haritaki, and bibhitaki, and has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. 

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How Does Triphala Work? 

Triphala works by supporting the digestive system and promoting regularity. It also helps balance the three doshas, or energies, in the body. 

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Improves Digestion 

Triphala aids digestion by improving the secretion of digestive juices and enzymes, which help break down food more efficiently. 

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Promotes Weight Loss 

Triphala may help with weight loss by reducing the absorption of fat and improving metabolism. 

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Boosts Immunity 

Triphala has antioxidant properties that can help boost the immune system and protect against diseases. 

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Fights Inflammation 

Triphala has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the body, including in the digestive tract. 

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Triphala can help relieve symptoms of acid reflux by reducing inflammation and acidity in the stomach. 

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Relieves Acid Reflux 

Lowers Cholesterol 

Triphala may help lower cholesterol levels by reducing the absorption of dietary fats and promoting their elimination. 

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Supports Liver Function 

Triphala can help improve liver function by aiding in the elimination of toxins and promoting healthy liver cells. 

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Reduces Stress 

Triphala may help reduce stress by promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety. 

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Potential Side Effects 

Triphala may cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and dehydration in some people. It's important to consult with a healthcare provider before use. 

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How to Use Triphala 

Triphala can be consumed as a powder, tablet, or tea. The recommended dose is typically 1-2 grams per day, or as directed by a healthcare provider. 

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