Triphala (“three fruits”) is a highly esteemed and widely utilized Ayurvedic formula for gastrointestinal health. Triphala is traditionally used to maintain a healthy colon1, improve digestion and rejuvenate and strengthen tissues.2,3
The Science of Triphala
The digestive benefits of Triphala (Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia chebula and Phyllanthus emblica) may be due to:
- Binding to a digestive hormone linked with occasional gastrointestinal upset3
- Increasing bile acid excretion, and helping to maintain cholesterol levels already within the normal range4
- Scavenging free radicals (antioxidant activity)2
Take 1 (750 mg) tablet, three times a day before meals or as directed by your health care practitioner. Patients taking prescription drugs should seek the advice of their physician before use.
Not for use during pregnancy. If you are nursing a baby or taking any prescription drugs, seek the advise of a health care professional before using this product. Keep out of reach of children.
In Ayurveda there are seven basic body constitutions resulting from the predominance of one or more energetic influences or Doshas. The Doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, influence physical, mental and spiritual health. Everyone is considered to be a unique combination of these three body influences. Your natural Doshic state of balance is called Prakruti. Triphala has been traditionally used for digestion, strengthening and rejuvenating tissues and helping to balance the Doshas.
Care for the Environment
As a manufacturer, our actions can have a large impact on the environment. We always look for the most earth-friendly, sustainable choice. Avesta Triphala features:
- Vegetarian tablets with no animal-derived ingredients
- Extraction using only pure water, not toxic solvents
- Sustainably wildcrafted fruits
- Organic cotton stuffing Organic peppermint oil for soothing aroma>
- Bottles that are easily recyclable #2 plastic, HDPE
- Eat well-balanced meals with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains at regular intervals.
- Add fresh papaya and pineapple to your diet, which contain beneficial digestive enzymes.
- Avoid eating when upset.
Guide to Being Well - Healthy Digestion
1. Nadkarni AK. Indian Materia Medica, vol. 1. Bombay, India: Popular Prakashan; 1976:480-484, 1202-1210.
2. Vani T, et al. International Journal of Pharmacognosy 1997;35:313-317.
3. Dev S. Environmental Health Perspectives 1999;107:783-789.
4. Nalini D, Kapoor R. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 1999;53:343-349.
Please remember that this information is not meant to substitute for a consultation with your physician, or another health care professional. Speak with your doctor if you have questions about primary care, or about any medical problem.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, but rather are dietary supplements intended solely for nutritional use.