Ayurveda is a goldmine of remedies that promise a cure for some of our everyday health woes. The age-old science comes studded with the discovery and exploration of rare and potent ingredients and herbs. These are often teamed with many commonly available items to create healing, health-benefitting concoctions. Triphala churna has existed in the Ayurvedic repertoire for centuries now. The churna is a mix of amla(Indian gooseberry) powder with two other fruits that are dried and powdered. Ayurveda recommends taking equal quantities of amla powder, bibhitaki – alternatively known as terminalia bellirica or bahera – and hartaki also known as harad to create Triphala
“There exists a range of Triphala products available in the market for easy and fuss-free consumption. Some of these would include Triphala teas, tablets and juice,” noted Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Clinical Operations and Coordination Manager at Baidyanath.
Some Ayurveda texts recommend 1:2:3 ratio of bibhitaki, harad and amla respectively to derive Triphala. The powder is known to cure and heal a range of ailments. It comes laced with Vitamin C and antioxidants among other essential micronutrients. It has anti-inflammatory properties that also help in bone-related inflammation and ailments such as arthritis. It helps facilitate weight-loss and aids in treating diabetes as well. The term ‘Triphala’ is derived from two Sanskrit words – Tri meaning three and phala stands for fruits. The term literally means the coming together of three distinct fruits.