Triphala Dietary Supplement, 120 tablets - Reviews, Dosage
Triphala internal cleanser is an Ayurvedic supplement containing triphala, a mixture of the fruits of three plants in specific proportions: Harada (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Emblica officinalis) and Behada (Terminalia belerica). Attracting unprecedented interest in both Asia and Europe, it helps to normalise the digestive and respiratory systems and supports healthy liver function.
What is in Triphala?
Triphala is considered a ‘wonder supplement’ in Ayurvedic medicine. It is still used by 85% of Indians today and has been attracting unprecedented interest in European countries for several years. It is composed of three sacred plant extracts.
Amla (Emblica officinalis)
Amla is the Indian gooseberry to which Ayurvedic medicine has long attributed benefits. Considered sacred in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, where it is sometimes referred to as the ‘fruit where the goddess of prosperity resides’, amla is thought to contain the highest level of
em>vitamin C relative to its volume (480 mg/100 ml).
Acidic and highly tannic, it is extremely rich in flavonoids, including quercetin and kaempferol, and contains a a huge number of tannins (emblicanin A and B), alkaloids (phyllantine and phyllantidine) and phenolic compounds (gallic and ellagic acids).It helps to both normalise the digestive system and increase the body’s resistance.
According to Ayurvedic principles, it is considered a rasanaya: it helps balance the 3 doshas – vata, kapha and pitta – but is particularly good for pitta types.
Harada (Terminalia chebula) and Behada (Terminalia belerica).
Harada and behada both belong to the genus Terminalia, which is the subject of increasing scientific study across the world (1).
The fruits of harada contain a number of nutritionally important compounds: flavonoids, terflavin A, terchebulin, punicalagin, chebulagic acid, corilagin… They have been used for thousands of years and feature in several other Ayurvedic formulations such as Abhayarista, BrahmaRasayana and Pathyadi Lepa.
These two extracts offer powerful astringent, carminative, purgative and digestion-enhancing properties (2) as well as the ability to normalise liver function (3).
What benefits does Triphala offer?
Daily use of Triphala will first normalise appetite and digestion. Over time, it will help to create a favourable biochemical environment in the gut, and then in the body as a whole, by supporting the liver’s natural detoxification mechanisms.
This remarkable formulation does not produce any laxative-type dependency and helps support the whole digestive system, improving both uptake and elimination.
How should Triphala be taken?
To support liver function (detoxification), we recommend a dose of between one and three tablets, three times a day.
To improve intestinal transit, we recommend taking between three and eight tablets in the evening.
In keeping with Ayurvedic principles, we’d also recommend adopting these steps while you supplement with Triphala:
- reduce your intake of foods known to generate toxins in the body (ready meals, processed meats, meat in general…) ;
- avoid or gradually reduce your consumption of alcohol and coffee, and don’t smoke;
- drink plenty of water;
- take sufficient exercise to ensure good circulation and energy flow;
- make time for getting together with friends and family;
- take a moment to relax before bedtime.
What are the other Ayurvedic remedies in the SuperSmart catalog?
Like Triphala, other recognised Ayurvedic remedies are available as dietary supplements from the SuperSmart catalogue:
- The famous Ayurvedic plant
em>Curcuma longa, offering the anti-inflammatory and immunostimulant properties of curcumin.
em>shiitake root extract for boosting your body’s natural defences.