Triphala churna is one of the most famous and widely used Ayurvedic product. It comes in herbal powder form. Tri means three, Phala means fruit. It is made of three fruits.
- Triphala is a powerful source of anti oxidants.
- It helps to calm Kapha and Pitta
- It is used regularly in patients having pre diabetes.
- It is also used in the treatment for diabetes, due to its rich anti oxidant property.
- Water decoction / Kashaya prepared with Triphala powder is used to treat non healing wounds. learn how to prepare triphala kashaya
- It is extremely beneficial in skin diseases
- It is good for improving eye sight and to treat computer vision syndrome
- It helps to improve taste
- It is also used in the treatment of chronic fever.
- Triphala churna is useful to relieve laziness.
- Triphala weight loss – It is also used in the treatment of obesity.
Phala trika, Vara.
Triphala churan – this term is widely used in north India
Triphala choorna, Triphala churnam – these terms are famous in Kerala and Tamil Nadu
Triphala churna dosage is – 1 – 3 grams with honey, ghee or warm water, before food.
Triphala tablet – 1 – 2 tablets – once or twice a day, usually before food.
Triphala capsule – 1 – 2 capsule – once or twice a day, usually before food.
If you are taking Triphala to improve taste, or to treat oral ulcers, then it makes sense to take it in churna (powder) form. For any other purpose, it can be taken in tablet or capsule form.
it is made of three fruits. The dry powder of fruit rind of these three fruits are mixed in equal proportions.
- Amla – Emblica officinalis – Indian gooseberry
- Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – Chebulic Myrobalan
- Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica – Belleric Myrobalan
Triphala side effects:
These are the side effects reported by my clients so far.
Burning sensation in the body. (patient was having sensitive stomach).
Triphala capsule – Increased dryness
Lack of sleep.
It is used as a daily tonic by many, due to its rich anti oxidant activity. People with diabetes need to inform doctor, if they are taking Triphala choornam.
Where to buy?
aff – Amazon website link – Triphala in powder, capsule and tablet forms
Triphala churna reference: Bhavaprakasha Nighantu, Haritakyadi Varga, 42,43
Q: In your Article on ‘Hareetaki’ it is given that it has five tastes including its seed kernel and seed.Because of all these Rasas it is said to Balance Tridoshas.
Does Triphala churnam contain the seed and its kernel powder also? It hasnot been specified whether it is ‘Ushna’ or ‘Sheeta’ herb?
Usually only the fruit rinds of Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla are used in Triphala. But yet, it balances all the three Doshas.
When it comes to Ushna (hot) or Sheet (cold) – Amla is mildly cold, Haritaki and Vibhitaki are slightly hot. So, overall effect of Triphala is hot.
Q: I would really appreciate if you can advice, how do I take Triphala daily basis, i want to loose my weight, i searched on the web and it is said that we have to take it with honey or lemon, cant i just take with normal water in the night before sleep? or in the early morning??
You can take it – one teaspoon with normal water, at night, bed time. Just take the Triphala into your mouth and swallow it with water. You can take it for 3 months.
Is it necessary to take the churna directly in mouth? if yes then why?
Not very necessarily. It is left to your comfort. Some people mix it with water and drink it or if it is advised with honey, they make a paste of it with honey. The point is, it has to enter your stomach. The choice of co-drink – warm water, honey etc, is left to your doctor’s choice.
Can I eat triphala churan with honey?
Yes, if you aren’t diabetic. It is good for eyes.
I have seen many says that it helps to lower cholesterol levels, is that so? If yes then for what period one should take it.? Also, I have seen a study where it shows Triphala churna has its own side effects, interesting a website states that it may cause “gastrointestinal problems such as gas, upset stomach and diarrhea” What do you say about this? If the study is not true then can I take Triphala churna as general medicine for improving over all health and lower my cholesterol levels?
Triphala churna helps in weight loss and also to lower cholesterol. It can be used for a long period of time. (4 – 6 months), except for pregnant and lactating mothers.
It does not cause gas or stomach upset. But in some people with very sensitive stomach, it may cause loose stools. (it cannot be called as diarrhoea.)
You can take Triphala Choorna to lower your cholesterol.
Is it okay to buy Trifla with any well known company?
All the three ingredients are very cheap and hence, usually there is no admixture done. Hence, it is safe to buy Triphala from any well known company
Other than the digestive tract, which dhatus does Triphala help to remove toxins from?
Triphala has its effects on Gastro intestinal tract, liver, spleen, eyes, circulatory system (heart and blood vessels) and immune system.
What are some good ways for thin people to take triphala long term?
Because Triphala is cleansing (Shodhana) in nature, it is not usually recommended for thin people. However a think adult can take half a teaspoon of Triphala along with a teaspoon of ghee at night. The nourishing qualities of ghee would negotiate the cleansing effect of Triphala.
Trifala and ghee can be made into paste form and can be swallowed in with half a cup of lukewarm water.