Triphala® is derived from Ayurvedic medicine. It is a proprietary blend made of powdered fruits of such plants as Amla (Indian gooseberry), Chebulic Myrobalan and Belleric Myrobalan. The name of the blend refers to the composition – it was formed from the combination of Sanskrit words – tri (three) and phala (fruit).
In India, Triphala® is recognized as the most effective and versatile preparation of natural origin. It is systematically gaining popularity also in other parts of the world. Scientists have identified a number of organic chemical compounds responsible for the therapeutic action of the fruits contained in the composition of the mixture. The key role is played by flavonoids, polyphenols, phytosterols and gallic, ellagic and chebulinic acids. They are strong antioxidants and, moreover, they have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. They also show large anticancer potential.
Triphala® is most often used as a support for the digestive system. It promotes proper digestion, regeneration of the intestinal mucosa, helps to eliminate Helicobacter pylori from the body. It relieves typical gastrointestinal discomfort and may increase the absorption of nutrients contained in food. It also positively affects the circulatory system, promotes normal blood pressure and regulates the lipid profile.
Triphala® is available as a mono-preparation, but it can also be found in the composition of herbal health products.