When, Where, And How To Use Triphala – Ayurvedic Outlook

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Magical benefits of Triphala
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Would you believe one of the best Ayurvedic medicines in this era is easily available in almost every local herbal medicinal shop (nattu marunthu kadai)?

But surprisingly, this is true!

Triphala is one of the best Ayurvedic medicines used as a cure for various health issues. You can simply put it as – one solution (medicine) for most of the problems (diseases).

In this blog, you will get to know the medicinal benefits, uses, and actual function of triphala as a core Ayurvedic medicine.

திரிபலாவில் இத்தனை நன்மைகளா! யார் எப்படி சாப்பிடலாம்? Medical Benefits in Tamil


An herbal mixture of Kadukkai, Thandrikai, and Nellikai.

Triphala is one of the best natural medicines for almost all ailments. From head to toe, triphala is used for various purposes in different forms to cure diseases. Sometimes in the form of a herbal paste, as a kashayam, or just as a herbal powder, etc.

Triphala Ingredients

How to prepare Triphala kashayam?

Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of triphala powder to boiling water and keep boiling it until the essence of triphala is extracted; just like preparing a cup of tea. Now allow the kashayam to cool down to room temperature. Your kashayam is ready for use!

Ayurvedic Benefits of Triphala

  1. Wash your hair with triphala kashayam to get rid of hair fall and dandruff problems. Triphala powder mixed with curd acts as an excellent hair pack for dandruff. The anti-microbial activity of triphala helps in controlling dandruff.
  2. Triphala mixed with honey and ghee – having this triphala mixture every night improves vision. Remember to use an unequal proportion of honey and ghee while preparing the mixture.
  3. Triphala kashayam is an excellent cure for mouth ulcers. You can use triphala kashayam for gargling to prevent gum weakness, gum infections, tooth decay, etc.
  4. Triphala powder also acts as an excellent toothpowder. It prevents the growth of bad bacteria and aids in strengthening your teeth and gums.
  5. Triphala paste (triphala powder mixed with water in a proper consistency to prepare paste) is widely used as a face pack. It can also be applied to the body to maintain good skin health. 
  6. Hypolipidemic agents (cholesterol-lowering agents) present in triphala help in reducing weight for those suffering from obesity.
  7. Diabetic and pre-diabetic patients can have triphala to lower their sugar level and keep it under control.
  8. Triphala is commonly used as a constipation remedy among locals. It helps in maintaining the gut biome and supports the growth of good gut bacteria. Thereby, building a strong gut to absorb nutrients and improving the strength of the immune system. In short, an excellent remedy for stomach ulcers, mouth ulcers, and other intestinal problems. 
  9. Triphala kashayam can be effectively used to wash away various external infections like urinary infections, or infections caused due to varicose veins, diabetes, etc.

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Magical benefits of Triphala

From constipation to diabetes & obesity; triphala is very useful for various treatments. It even inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

Triphala, when taken regularly, boosts your immune system and prevents diseases.

Abundantly and easily available triphala is packed with so many magical benefits that are unknown. So next time, “say hello” whenever you encounter triphala in your nearby herbal store. Because triphala is one such medicine that comes in handy for most of your ailments. But remember to consult an Ayurvedic doctor before administering triphala as a medicine.

“Medicine administered in proper proportion based on your body condition is the best way of treatment!”

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