The most common triphala effects include detoxification of the body, rejuvenation of the immune system, and soothing of stomach ailments. A blend of three Indian fruits, triphala cleanses the body by filtering the liver and the circulatory system, thereby reducing anemia, improving blood flow, and ending jaundice. As an immune system booster, it is antiviral, antibacterial, and antitumor, enabling people to allegedly fend off pneumonia, cancers, and possibly acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This botanical blend improves stomach and colon conditions because it is a laxative able to break down and remove old bile and fecal matter. Its ability to reduce colitis and heal ulcers also supports its reputation as a gastrointestinal aid.
Triphala draws its power from the emblica officianlis plant, the terminalia chebula plant, and the terminalia belerica plant; the fruit of these plants are commonly known as amalaki fruit, bibhitaki fruit, and haritaki fruit. Each component brings unique nutrients to the curative mixture. Amalaki, for example, is high in vitamin C, the nutrient responsible for filtering out toxins in the liver and building immunity. Haritaki has a wealth of B vitamins and is known for protecting lung tissue. Bibhitaki is what gives triphala its laxative abilities; it is also a toner.
One of the major triphala effects that is directly linked to amalaki is its ability to control diabetes. Amalaki decreases the body’s production of cytokines, the chemicals that promote insulin resistance. In addition, the pancreas is stimulated into greater insulin production, creating better management of blood sugar. Triphala also offers this sugar-controlling organ greater protection against malignant growths; numerous studies show that triphala contains enzymes which prevent cell growth and stop pancreatic cancer tumors from enlarging.
Flavonoids and polyphenols in all three of the supplement’s constituents contribute to a range of other triphala effects. These antioxidants promote youthfulness, preserve a range of body functions, and inhibit cell decay. As a result, triphala has become known for improving skin condition, eyesight, and even hair quality.
Weight loss is often a side benefit of the aforementioned laxative and colon-cleansing triphala effects. Some herbalists suggest that triphala has the ability to metabolize fatty tissue and move fat deposits out of the body. The liver-cleansing power of triphala is also said to raise the body’s metabolic rate, allowing dieters to burn more calories.
The standard daily dosage required for experiencing triphala effects ranges from 250 mg to 500 mg. Users take the supplement in capsule or loose powder form. Few negative side effects are reported; some users, however, experience mild nausea.