Triphala is an Ayurvedic formula of three herbs whose primary function when combined is to "build digestive fire"- which is the foundation of optimum health. If your digestion is wonky (improper nutrient absortion, acid reflux, gall bladder or liver issues, blood sugar issues, or diarrhea or constipation, give Triphala a try!
Triphala is most commonly known for its use as a gentle bowel tonic, being helpful in digestion, and supporting regular bowel movements. The combination of the three fruits has a synergistic effect to bolster many other systems as well. In addition to the GI tract, Ayurveda uses triphala to support healthy respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, and nervous systems.
The three fruits involved in making triphala are also known for their individual effects:
Amalaki (Emblica officinalis): Has a cooling effect that manages pitta, supporting the natural functions of the liver and the immune system.
Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica): Is particularly good for kapha, supporting the respiratory system as well as kapha accumulations in all systems.
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula): Though having a heating nature, it is still good for all three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha). Is known for its “scraping” effect, which removes toxins and helps maintain healthy levels of weight.
Triphala comes in 1 oz dropper bottles.
Ingredients (locally sourced whenever possible): Water, Alcohol (GF), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)*, Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica)* and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)* (*organic)
How to use a tincture:
Tinctures are taken orally anywhere from 2-6 times daily. You may add the tincture to water if you dislike the taste, as long as you take the full dose. A standard starting dose is 30 drops, or a half dropper.