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Triphala ("three fruits") has been found to act as a complete body cleanser. It is recommended and used more than any other Ayurvedic herbal formulation. Not only does Triphala help to detoxify and cleanse the colon, it also purifies the blood and removes toxins from the liver. Other cleansing benefits of Triphala include reducing some forms of cholesterol (serum cholesterol), and reduces high blood pressure.
The plant's popularity in India stems from the vegetarian diet of much of this country's population, requiring a laxative that does not counteract with the diet of these people. Triphala is categorized as a purgative form of laxative, i.e. an herb type of intestinal stimulant that works similar to Senna and Rhubarb. Purgative preparations are often needed by people who have certain degrees of liver and gall bladder congestion. As Triphala is known as a cleaning agent, including a blood cleanser, the herb is very beneficial for these people. The herb also has a high nutritional value, including high levels of vitamin C. Because of its high vitamin content, Triphala is often used as a food supplement like vitamins are in Western countries. It is also found to have high antioxidant qualities, and is even useful for treatment against noise and stress induced conditions.
Each 500 mg vegetable capsule contains:
Terminalia chebula Dried Extract (4:1) (Haritaki) 166.66 mg
Terminalia bellerica Dried Extract (4:1) (Bahera) 166.66 mg
Emblica officinalis Dried Extract (4:1) (Amla Fruit ) 166.66 mg