Medicinal benefits of triphala

India’s winning combination! 😄

What is triphala?

Triphala is an ayurvedic blend of 3 complementary plants:

  • Amla (Phyllanthus emblica).
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula).
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica).

Once dried, the fruits are ground to a fine powder and mixed in equal proportions.

This leading ayurvedic medicine, renowned to balance the three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha), is rich in :

  • Antioxidants.
  • Tannins.
  • Saponins.
  • Tannic acid.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Gallicin.
  • Flavonoids.
  • Quercetin.
  • Palmitic acid.
  • Luteolin.
  • Gallic acid.
  • Behenic acid.
  • Chebulagin.
  • Linoleic acid.
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How to use it?

Triphala is mainly used in powder form, although liquid extracts are also available.

It is sometimes used externally, notably for panchakarma treatment.

I can use my felt sense to find out if I need triphala and in what quantities, always in consultation with my doctor.


  • Pregnancy.
  • Breast-feeding.
  • Use of certain drugs, particularly angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) for the heart.
  • Chronic gastrointestinal disorders.
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Triphala powder is specially appreciated by the lymphatic system, the skin and the brain.

Therapeutic properties

These plants have been traditionally used for their effect:

  • Detoxifying.
  • Diuretic.
  • Digestive.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Laxative.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Antimicrobial.
  • Immunostimulant.
  • Anti-aging.

For which diseases?

The combination of amla, haritaki and bibhitaki has shown promising results in cases of :

  • Digestive disorders.
  • Bloating.
  • Lymphoma.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Keratoconus.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Influenza.
  • Obesity.
  • Indigestion.


While triphala is a metabolism-boosting blend, it does not heal on its own.

In case of symptoms, I am invited to explore my emotional wounds.

I discover how to deal with my emotions.

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What are the medicinal benefits of triphala?

The inventor of the formula was well inspired, since these 3 fruits are so complementary.

Triphala is first and foremost a lymphatic stimulant, which has repercussions for the whole body, especially the intestines.

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