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Health Benefits of Triphala Churna

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Apr 24, 2013
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  • The benefits of triphala churna are manifold.
  • It is good for the eyes, skin and heart.
  • According to Ayurvedic, it is good for memory function.
  • It helps in the elimination and maintaining balance in the urinary tract.

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Triphala is an Ayurvedic herb originating in India, has been found to act as a complete body cleanser. It also helps in healthy bowel movements. The name triphala literally means ‘three fruits’- Haritaki (Gallnut), Amalaki (Gooseberry) and Bibhitaki . Triphala churna is the herb in its powdered form.

triphala powder

The benefits of triphala churna are manifold and the particular potency of triphala comes from the synergy of the three healing elements of which, it is composed. This amazing herb has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for thousands of years. It is not only a powerful laxative and cleanser; it is also used to treat cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure and ulcerative colitis. If used regularly, it helps in rejuvenating and detoxifying the liver and blood.

For best results, triphala churna should be taken with water. 2 to 3 grams of the powder should be dissolved in 16 ozs. of lukewarm water and had before retiring for the night. In case it seems too much to drink at one go, the mixture can be separated into three smaller doses and had 30 to 60 minutes before a meal throughout the day.

Triphala is considered as ‘tridoshikrasayana’; balances and rejuvenates the effects of three elements (vata, pitta and kapha) in the human body. Triphala churna has reference in the ancient Indian texts like Charak and Shushrut Samhitas.

Some other Health benefits of triphala churna include:

It is good for the eyes, skin and heart. It is said to cleanse the subtle energy channels of the body, helping one to feel calmer. It can also reduce thinning of hair, and also bring some colour back to greying hair.

good for hair

According to Ayurvedic, it is good for memory function and also has anti- ageing qualities. It enhances immune function and increases red blood cell count. It helps regulate the digestive system, helping the body break down and absorb nutrients from food. It is also a great natural remedy for acidity and encourages appetite.

lungs

It helps in the elimination and maintaining balance in the urinary tract. It is a natural colon cleanser. By keeping the liver healthy, it enables the body to get rid of toxins. It also help maintain the moisture and mucus balance in the lungs thereby reduces the potential for respiratory infections.

Moreover, it not only helps maintain the muscle tone but also contributes to development of lean muscle mass, especially for practitioners of yoga. It has no side effects, being completely natural and its benefits are maintained through regular consumption. It can be taken in powder or capsule form and is safe for daily use.

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  • Sonal24 Apr 2013
    In the past year I've gone through a lot of health issues from skin to digestive and mouth pains. I heard triphala churna suppose to be good for a detox, is this true and how do I take it and how often? I bought it yesterday only.
  • usman10 Oct 2012
    i have back pain at the centre means spinal area i had cholestero and uric acid level above normal
  • usman10 Oct 2012
    i have back pain at the centre means spinal area i had cholestero and uric acid level above normal
  • Anu26 Sep 2012
    My daughter is now 2 yrs. She is having the constipation problem, Can I give her thiripala churna . If so can you please mail me how much quantity and how it should be given. Pls advice me.
  • kiaran18 Sep 2012
    can you help me thriphla churna can available in pakistan plz tell me stor name
  • vijay08 Sep 2012
    how to apply triphala churna on face
  • dhana04 Sep 2012
    How much tea spoon of triphla to be taken? if taken overdose, will it have any side effects? It can be taken immediately after meals or to be taken after sometime?
  • smitha04 Sep 2012
    i am having very much hairloss problem and i am obessed can i take triphala churna will it stop my hair fall and reduces my weight please suggest or does it have any side effects like hairfall or can we use divya medahor vati does it have any side effects like hairfall please reply
  • devayani28 Aug 2012
    I am started using triphala powder . I am getting stomach upset. I dont know why . Kindly clarify
  • prasad26 Aug 2012
    I heard from a saint that it's a mystic ayurvedic drug that can/should be taken for life. Pregnant women should not take. Helps me in clean bowel movements, good hunger, weight loss/maintenance, overall health. People don't fall ill if taken regularly. After 12 years of regularly taking it, the results are at it best. So, dont look for short term results. Keep taking it regularly. Pondicherry Aurobindo Ashram's and Pune's Ayurveda Rasa Shala's pick the best ingredients & are the best products.
  • sandeep14 Aug 2012
    thanks to geri...u gave nice frame of words disciplne and commitment to expain people who talk down the ayurvedic medicines
  • sandeep14 Aug 2012
    thanks to geri...u gave nice frame of words disciplne and commitment to expain people who talk down the ayurvedic medicines
  • arpitha j.c10 Aug 2012
    how to use triphala churna for weight loss and how many days to show the result....
  • Bob28 Jul 2012
    Can you snort Triphala for a quicker effect. If so how many lines should you start with? Also can you use it in an enema or poultice on my anus.
  • dr.rajasekhara reddy pallerla., M.S.,22 Jul 2012
    i am a general surgeon aged 52. i came to know the wonderful properties of triphala powder and started using it from the last 2 months. i take about one teaspoonful of triphala with equal amount of jaggery in 150ml of warm water in the morning on empty stomach. i stopped coffee. i feel more relaxed and energetic after using this wonderful ayurvedic medicine. let us salute the great ayurveda.
  • Anowar H. Bhuiyan15 Jul 2012
    Can dry triphala putting to water in the evening and clean water be taken next morning before breakfast?
  • Anowar H. Bhuiyan15 Jul 2012
    Somebody rells equal quantity of dry triphala may be put to water in the evening and take the clean water next day morning before breakfast. Please teall me how much it is beneficiary and how much should be taken.
  • Madhu14 Jul 2012
    Extremely good medicine .. I am using kerala naturals Triphala 500..It gives good result ...& it is veg. capsules...only problem is I have to buy online ....
  • sharmila11 Jul 2012
    i have Diabetis problem and my weight is 80kgs i want to reduce weight by using triphala churnam.how to use it?
  • santosh w patwardhan27 Jun 2012
    Yes. what is stated above really works.
  • kmenang17 Jun 2012
    I am trying this medicine for the first times for the treatment of my gastritis problem hope so it will help me.
  • kmenang17 Jun 2012
    I am trying this medicine for the first times for the treatment of my gastritis problem hope so it will help me.
  • olya16 Jun 2012
    how long before meals or after meals can you take triphala and does one drink the powder and the juice or just the juice... thanks
  • Ali Hamid Khan16 Jun 2012
    I hv had excellent experience with trifala churna. I used to severe stomach pain and bloating but since last one month I am taking abt a teaspoon of churna and I really feel relieved of many problems. I intend taking it on long-term-basis.
  • Ali Hamid Khan16 Jun 2012
    I hv had excellent experience with trifala churna. I used to severe stomach pain and bloating but since last one month I am taking abt a teaspoon of churna and I really feel relieved of many problems. I intend taking it on long-term-basis.
  • sagar15 Jun 2012
    who to use this trifulla churan
  • Sanjive verma13 Jun 2012
    I amsuffering from sevoir constipation can i take triphala churna two times in day kindly adbice
  • Matt31 May 2012
    The best way to reduce weight is to have a couple of teaspoons and then go to the gym for several hours every day and don't be so greedy in future.
  • bluddy busted28 May 2012
    who all are commenting are bluddy busted follow hahahahahahhahah
  • keerthika 23 May 2012
    i have hair loss that to mainly in my front part of my fore head plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz do help plzzzzzzzzzzz give me a remedy
  • monika21 May 2012
    i am 21 age girls i want to reduce my weight by use of tiphala churna how i should use it?
  • monika21 May 2012
    i am 21 age girls i want to reduce my weight by use of tiphala churna how i should use it?
  • Mukul Bidarkar15 May 2012
    The way by which you can use "Triphala" to reduce your weight is 1) Soak 1-2 Teaspoon of Triphala Churna + 200 gm water overnight. 2) In the Morning Boil the mixture to half and filter it. 3) Add 2 teaspoon of "Honey" the filtered triphala juice. 4) Advised to consume the triphala juice before it cools down. (Lukewarm)
  • Dinesh Nayak14 May 2012
    how to use for weight loss.
  • Geri13 May 2012
    Please, begin by reading more of the information regarding Ayurveda medicine so you will understand how it works with your body. I understand, you want to take something for the weekend and have a perfect body by Monday, slow down, nothing works that way. Take the time to educate yourself and then, especially new mommies, talk with your doctor. These practices are 5000 years old and yes, effective, but require discipline and commitment. Aparna don't blame your son, you ate too much.
  • sachin bakshi30 Apr 2012
    can you plz help to let me know that how does it reduces the weight , what the things u actually things u start feeling after having it
  • sunil13 Apr 2012
    how can i reduce weight by using triphala churna
  • ratna04 Apr 2012
    how to reduce weight,and gain lost hair using triphalachurna?
  • kalaivaniM22 Mar 2012
    day once taken triphalasuranam.how many days will the weight reduce?
  • gomthi15 Mar 2012
    how to take triphala churan
  • ANUKA14 Mar 2012
    how tea spoon tripahala powder should be taken, how to prepare the solution for weightloss, nd how many times a day
  • Anuka14 Mar 2012
    hw many tea spoon triphala powder should be take a day, and hw to prepare the solution for weightloss and how many times shud i take
  • aparna15 Feb 2012
    i am holding a5months baby & i am mothers feeding him... i want loose/reduce weight... after my delivery i gained too much weight from 65 to 85 kgs.... i want reduce my weight to 65kg again give me idea whether i can take triphala churna.. pls help me..
  • ubwebs18 Nov 2011
    jignesh , it have no harmful side effect.its better to take it empty stomuch. Anju
  • Jignesh Dave15 Nov 2011
    How much tea spoon of triphla to be taken? if taken overdose, will it have any side effects? It can be taken immediately after meals or to be taken after sometime?