Triphala is a
composite herbal preparation containing equal proportions of
Haritaki, Amalaki and Bibhitaki.
Haritaki: It is a rasayana for the eyes and good for the
digestive system. It helps enhance the absorption of nutrients
in food. Haritaki is a yogavahini, which means that it cleanses
the channels and is absorbed quickly by the body. In addition,
the Charaka Samhita says that Haritaki is all-dosha balancing.
astringent, light, easily assimilated, digestive, antiseptic,
alternative, laxative, diuretic and carminative. It promotes
digestive power, heals wounds and ulcers, cures local swellings,
skin and eye diseases. Laxative, stomachic, tonic and
alternative. Used in fevers, cough, asthma, urinary diseases
It is a
safe purgative its powder can be used as purgative in the dose
perform Kavala and Gandusha along with the decoction of
Haritaki in the diseases of oral cavity.
paste its dry powder on the teeth to make strengthen them.
Amalaki: It is the richest source of vitamin C. Also
has aammie acid, resinous matter, glucose, protein, cellulose,
It is also a rasayana, which means that it
has longevity-enhancing and disease-defying qualities. The
Charaka Samhita says that it is the best among rejuvenative
herbs. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, and is the most
concentrated and absorbable source of the vitamin in the plant
kingdom. It also contains other absorbable minerals that nourish
the skin, the blood and the whole body. Because of its high
content of Vitamin C, it is a powerful antioxidant.
It is astringent, bitter, digestive,
aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic and tonic. It detoxifies the body and regulates digestion. Helps to increase lean body
mass & reduce fats.
It promotes ojas and the
reproductive fluids, and is useful in the treatment of ulcers
diseases due to morbid Vata, Pitta and Kapha and is especially
useful for abundant growth of hair. It cures thirst, burning
sensation, vomiting, diabetes, emaciation, anorexia, toxicosis,
fever, impurity of blood and hemorrhage. Also useful in cough
dyspnoea, inflammation of the eyes, jaundice, leucorrhoea and
menorrhagia. It is coolant, refrigerant, diuretic, laxative, and
highest natural source of vitamin c. consumption of one fresh
fruit provides 3000 mg vitamin C to the body. It is
particularly effective as Rasayana herb.
use of Amalaki powder in the dose of 3-5 gm daily improves
eyesight, cleanses mouth, and also provides rejuvenative
use of paste of Amalaki on scalp gives rise to lustrous and
shiny hair to grow.
use of Amalaki in any form (powder, juice or compound
preparations like Chyavanprasha etc.) enhances the immunity
response and strength of the body.
- Bibhitaki: It is ideal for pacifying both Pitta and
Kapha, and that it cleanses the nutritive fluid (Rasa Dhatu),
the blood, the muscle and the fat tissue. Sushruta points out
the bhedana effect of this fruit, which means that because of
its heating quality it clears the clogged channels almost as if
drilling them clear.
It has no chance of
possibly damaging the gall bladder when consumed as it has more
nutrional value. As a result it acts as a sponge in the bladder
gradually squeezing the waste matter outwards.