The name Triphala comes from Sanskrit and means "three fruits". There is a folk wisdom in India that says that as long as you have triphala, not having a mother is not so bad - this shows the high value triphala has in Ayurveda.
triphala is made from equal parts:
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), which we call black-brown myrobalan tree. In Ayurveda it is a so-called "Yogavahini" that cleanses all Shrotas and can be absorbed very quickly by the organism. It balances all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha).
Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), known to us as ash-colored Myrobalane, is considered the best rejuvenating agent in Ayurveda and balances all three doshas.
Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), known in Germany as green beleric Myrobalane, balances the two Doshas Pitta and Kapha according to Ayurveda teachings and eliminates Ama (waste products) from the fatty tissue.
Benefit and mode of action
According to Ayurvedic teaching, Triphala balances all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). It is also rich in polyphenols, vitamin C and flavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. For example, the vitamin C content of Amalaki as a triphala component is about 20 times higher than that of an orange. In addition, flavonoids such as quercetin, tannins and tannins occur in triphala.
Due to the high vitamin C and flavonoid content, triphala is also considered a strong antioxidant. Triphala has also been shown to have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal (i.e. counteracts diseases caused by fungi) effects.
A positive effect of triphala on the gastrointestinal tract is postulated in this study published in 2018. It is believed that the constituents of Triphala act to restore the epithelial lining of the digestive tract and facilitate bowel movements in the colon by exhibiting mild laxative properties: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30034512/
This in vitro study published in 2018 concludes that Triphala could be a promising agent for the treatment of gastric cancer: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30643816/
This study published in 2014 concludes that triphala as potential immunostimulants are a better alternative to allopathic immunomodulators: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25593379/
These studies published in 2012 and 2017 examine the antimicrobial effect of triphala on oral microorganisms (plaque, gingivitis): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23422630/ , https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28300045/ and https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28393817/
What should you consider when choosing your product?
Triphala is available as a very high quality product that is also completely vegan. When choosing your preparation, it is important to rely on authentic starting material from India. To ensure a high standard of quality and purity, your dietary supplement should be certified organic.
Legal consumer information
German and European case law wants to protect the consumer from allegedly misleading claims. The statements made here refer to the original Ayurvedic and TCM texts. This knowledge, which has been handed down for thousands of years, is based on experiences that are passed on from generation to generation. It should not be claimed that the products described here have any effect in the sense of western medicine. All products are dietary supplements; they are not medicines and have no medicinal effect.If you are ill and need medical care, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.