Lifestyle diseases are a common occurrence in today's day and age. With changing trends and fast-paced lives, our food habits have undergone a drastic change. The shift in our food habits has put tremendous pressure on our health and especially on our digestive system. In this situation, it is extremely important for us to constantly look for better ways of maintaining our health, with a special focus on digestive wellness.
Ayurveda is a thousands-of-years-old system of natural healing that's truly stood the test of time. First originating in the Indian Vedic culture, it's actually considered by many to be the oldest healing science there is. The primary goal of Ayurveda is to help people live long, healthy and balanced lives without the need for prescription drugs or complicated surgeries.
Dr Hariprasad, Research Scientist, The Himalaya Drug Company brings to you five reasons why you should include Triphala, Ayurvedic medicine, in your daily diet.
Triphala is not a standalone kitchen species or herb. Triphala, meaning 'three fruits', is actually three fruits in one, in their dried and powdered form. It is a combination of three fruits - Amla, Bibhitaki and Haritaki.
Once the ingredients are dried and crushed into powder, it can be consumed as per your choice. It is available as the powder (chooran), tablets and capsules. The powder can also be used to make Triphala tea. Read on to see the benefits of this wondrous medicine.
Ayurveda texts and contemporary research states that Triphala helps in speeding up the process of emptying the stomach and helps relieve long-standing constipation. Each of the three herbal ingredients of Triphala plays a major role in taking care of our body.
The herbs help in cleansing the internal waste out of the body. At the same time, it also improves digestion by improving the metabolism.
The Amla in Triphala has demulcent and anti-inflammatory properties that help to rejuvenate the inner lining of the intestines. It soothes and calms the intestinal walls, relieving abdominal bloating and belching.
Triphala contains many antioxidant molecules, including gallic acid, flavonoids and tannins which helps in naturally cleansing the body from within by targeting free radicals that are capable of causing cell damage. The active constituents derived from three fruits exert strong antioxidant effects and promote bowel wellness.
Ayurveda texts suggest that Triphala supports detoxification of stomach and colon by cleansing metabolic and digestive wastes from the body.
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Note: The article has been contributed by Dr Hariprasad, Research Scientist, The Himalaya Drug Company.