WhatDigestive, laxative, anti-spasmodic and carminative action, remedy in case of irritable bowel, constipation, loss of appetite, able to remove toxins and with an antioxidant effect, for external use is helpful in case of inflammation of the oral cavity and bleeding gums.
Triphala is an ayurvedic remedy used as a tonic for the intestine with a bland laxative action and an antispasmodic and carminative effect. Triphala is made up of three fruits, amalaki, scientific name Emblica officinalis, rich in vitamin C and with a revitalizing, digestive and rejuvenating action, haritaki, scientific name Terminalia chebula, that has a draining and anti-aging activity, and finally bibhitaki, scientific name Terminalia belerica, with beneficial effects on irritable bowel, constipation and allergies. This remedy of the traditional Indian medicine is applied in case of digestive disorders, constipation caused by anxiety, loss of appetite, irritable bowel and intestinal intoxications. Triphala helps to remove the toxins that can accumulate in the body in case of malfunctioning of the intestine and it is also an antioxidant against the action of free radicals and aging processes. You can find triphala in the form of supplement in herbalist’s or specialized stores, the dosage is 1 tablet a day with 1 glass of warm water in the evening before going to sleep. Alternatively, you can use powder, 1 teaspoon of triphala per day to prepare infusions. You can also use triphala powder to disinfect your mouth and bleeding gums. Just pour a teaspoon of triphala in water, mix and rinse your mouth. Do not exceed by taking this remedy because at very high doses it can cause dysentery. Avoid it during pregnancy and breastfeeding.