Benefits of Triphala juices
· *Assists natural internal cleansing*
*Gently maintains regularity*
*Nourishesand rejuvenates the tissues
* Supportshealthy digestion and absorption*
Triphala juice is mostcommonly known for its use as a gentle bowel tonic, being helpful in digestion,and supporting regular bowel movements. The combination of the three fruits hasa synergistic effect to bolster many other systems as well. In addition to theGI tract, Ayurveda uses Triphala to support healthy respiratory,cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, and nervous systems. Triphala hasalso been shown to be a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from thedamaging effects of free radicals. The three fruits involved in making Triphala are also known for their individual effects:
· Amalaki (Emblicaofficinalis): Has a cooling effect that manages pitta, supporting thenatural functions of the liver and the immune system.
· Bibhitaki (Terminaliabelerica): Is particularly good for kapha, supporting the respiratorysystem as well as kapha accumulations in all systems.
· Haritaki (Terminaliachebula): Though having a heating nature, it is still good for all threedoshas (vata, pitta, and kapha). Is known for its “scraping” effect, whichremoves toxins and helps maintain healthy levels of weight.
Triphala juice in Weight Loss
In conditions of excessweight, triphala can be used as part of a weight loss program thatincludes a healthy diet and exercise. Proper digestion and elimination areimportant factors in achieving long-term success in maintaining an optimal bodyweight. Triphala also promotes healthy eating habits and cravings by supplyingthe body with the full spectrum of natural tastes. By promoting healthyabsorption and assimilation of nutrients, triphala keeps the body feelingproperly nourished and balanced.
Studies have shown thattriphala supports not only the GI system, but also bolsters a healthy immuneand cardiovascular system. It positively affects normal cell life cycles4 and promotes healthy lipid and cholesterol levels.Triphala has also been shown to havepowerful antioxidant effects, protecting cells from the damage of freeradicals. The result is thought to be largely related to the Vitamin C contentof the amalaki, believed to be one of the highest concentrations ofVitamin C in any food.1 Other research shows that the Vitamin C may have beenmisidentified, and the antioxidant effect may be attributed to thetannins/polyphenols unique to the herbs used in makingtriphala. Regardless, it has been shown to produce an antioxidant effect, and inaccord with Ayurvedic principles, this is related to the synergistic/holisticeffects of the components of all three fruits. For more information and linksto articles on modern research, you can find multiple resources online.