Triphala is an age-old commonly used Ayurvedic powdered preparation in systems of medicine. This well-known formulation is made by combining Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica and Emblica officinalis, in equal proportions based on the observation of the Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI). It’s thought to support bowel health and aid digestion.
Ayurvedic physicians use Triphala for many ailments but most importantly to treat various gastrointestinal disorders. Researches have shown Triphala to possess free radical scavenging, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, antibacterial, antimutagenic, wound healing, anticariogenic, antistress, adaptogenic, hypoglycaemic, anticancer, chemoprotective, radioprotective and chemopreventive effects.