"A literature review on “Triphala’s Rasayana Karmukata."

National Journal Of Research in Ayurved Science

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laxative, Triphala, Amalaki, Haritaki, Bibhitak, kapha, pitta

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Dubey, S. (2019). "A literature review on “Triphala’s Rasayana Karmukata.". National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 7(02). Retrieved from http://ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/307


 Ayurvedic physicians had formulated the triphala several thousand years back and millions of people used and benefited from this herbal preparation since then. Even today, most medial practitioners consider triphala to be the most effective as well as the safest laxative and colon cleanser found anywhere.  Triphala is most popular Ayurvedic herbal formula from India that consists of equal part of three myrobalans, taken without seeds:  Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia Belerica) and Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), with potential anti-cancer properties and is also effective colon cleanser. In additional triphala also props up the body’s strength. Triphala is a Sanskrit term that literally denotes “three fruits”. The three herbal fruits of triphala endore internal cleansing, reduce conditions of stagnation and excess and perk up digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Owing to its superior dietary value, triphala possesses the capability to cleanse as well as detoxify the deepest organic levels without causing any injury or harm to the body or draining its nutritional reverses. In fact, such unique properties of triphala make it one of the most prized herbal preparation worldwide. In India, there is popular adage saying ‘A child needs not to worry even he does not have mother as triphala will take care of his requirements’. This denotes that triphala takes care of the internal body organs, as mother looks after her child. Triphala is considered to be the foundation stone of Ayurvedic medicine and comprises equal proportions of Haritaki (basically stabilizes Vata, however, is tri-doshic), Bibhitaki (provides an equilibrium to kapha nad pitta) and Amalaki (provides poise to pitta nad kapha).                                                              

In ayurvedic medicine, Amalaki, biologically known as Emblica officinalis, is considered to be a supreme rejuvenator as well as physically potent natural antioxidant. This herbal fruit is also effective in enhancing the immune system and stabilizes the pitta. On the other hand, Haritaki, known as  Terminalia Chebula, is regarded as the king of Tibetan medicine. Haritaki is standard tonic or natural stimulator for the heart, brain and longevity, Haritaki fruit is often portrayed in the extended palm of the Buddha and is known to stabilize vata. Bibhitaki, is potent bolster that is effective in lessening heart and liver ailments and also enhance the voice, eyesight, endorse hair growth as well as balance kapha.

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