If I was stranded on a deserted island, I would consider triphala one of the few essentials to have with me.
What is triphala? Triphala is one of the most important herbal preparations in existence.
I have been using it for over a decade as a general balancing herb. It helps with premature graying of the hair because premature graying and balding occur in my family but fortunately not on my head. I am happy to give triphala the credit.
It is such a well-rounded source of healing that I use it every day, and it helps me a lot. Triphala offers healing benefits to the entire human system. It is a special herb used extensively in the ancient healing system of Ayurveda which is over 5000 years old.
According to the Ayurveda Encyclopedia, triphala is an herbal mixture of three herbs, amalaki, bibhitaki and haritaki. The combination of the three herbs in triphala provides an herbal formula that works as a mild laxative that has the ability to rejuvenate the human system.
These are the specific conditions that each of the herbs can help heal:
Amalaki: it is used for:
- duodenal and gastric ulcers
- eye disorders
- chronic fever
- premature graying and balding
- heart attack prevention
- high blood pressure
- mental disorders
- rebuilds blood
- bones, cells and tissues
- liver and spleen weakness
- urinary disorders and difficulties
- colds, coughs and bronchitis
- chronic diarrhea
- eye disorders
- gastrointestinal diseases
- digestive disorders leading to obesity
- liver disorders
- stones including urinary tract stones
- sore throat and voice problems
- malabsorption of nutrients
- urinary diseases
- blood purification
- spleen and liver disorders
- ulcerated gums
- muscular rheumatism
- skin conditions including itching
- nervous disorders
I consider triphala a natural balancer for the body. It is gentle and inexpensive and a great preventative.
It is unrealistic to expect that we can prevent all imbalances in the body. Triphala is a great way to help yourself with the damage from stress, toxins in our food, water and air that we cannot control. It can help you feel more secure about your current and future health.
Triphala is one of my great finds in life. It would definitely get my vote on what to take with me on a deserted island.