Trifal is an ancient combination of three herbs that is more commonly known as triphala. Each of these fruits has therapeutic properties on its own, but in combination they work synergistically to enhance one another. Although triphala has a well-deserved reputation for its benefits to the digestive system, the three fruits in this Ayurvedic blend — amla, haritaki and bahera — have many other benefits as well.
This triad of fruits has alterative and antiseptic properties and mild laxative and diuretic action. They are also adaptogens, a group of botanicals that have a balancing effect on us when we are under stressful conditions. In Ayurvedic practice, triphala is used to rejuvenate the body.
The fruits in triphala aid the digestive process, cleanse the intestines and help eliminate toxins from the body. It is a non-irritating, mild laxative that promotes regularity. They may also be helpful for indigestion, carbohydrate intolerance.
Triphala has also been used for anemia, yeast infections and skin disorders. It may also be helpful for people with hypertension, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, chronic lung disease and even eye diseases.
- Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) — Also known as Indian Gooseberry, it has twenty times more Vitamin C than oranges and is a rich source of B-complex vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids and other important nutrients. In addition, amla is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral. It enhances repair of connective tissue, increases lean body mass and helps to regulate metabolic processes. It also has beneficial effects on interferon and corticosteroid levels.
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) — Chebulic myrobalan is another name for this berry. It is a good source of beta-sitosterol, amino acids and tannins. It is a mild laxative and helps to regulate the nervous system. Research has confirmed its antiviral and antibacterial activity against E. coli, salmonella, cholera, shigella, klebsiella and pseudomonas. In addition, its anti-inflammatory, antihistaminic and anti-yeast properties have also been documented.
- Bahera (Terminalia bellerica) — Also known as Beleric myrobalan. This berry has tannins that help to support the body’s structural integrity. In clinical trials, it was shown to have positive benefits for asthma and chronic sinusitis. Behera has antihistaminic, antitussive, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-yeast, choleretic and cytotoxic effects.
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