Triphala, also known as Triphala churna, is an age-old Ayurvedic herbal powder which helps cleanse the colon, smoothen the digestive system, and boost overall health. Triphala is a Sanskrit word that means “three fruits”.
The multiple health and more specifically digestive benefits of triphala churna (powder) have been known since the begining of times, as it is one of the oldest remedies in Ayurveda. This ayurvedic medicine consists of three fruits hence the meaning behind the word “triphala”: Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) also called the “king medicine”. Triphala is used as a natural laxative, colon cleanser, anti-inflammatory, it helps with arthritis, lowers cholesterol and according to a 2015 study it was found that Triphala powder was able to suppress the spreading of cancerigenous cells and iprovoke the death of stem cells in the colon. Taken before bed, early in the morning or at both times it is a fabulous way to detoxify the body and ensure the correct functioning of the system by balancing the doshas. It is safe to say that this is one of Ayurveda mighty tools.