One of the most popular and widely used Ayurvedic formulations Triphala remains relatively unknown in the West.
Triphala is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal mix, consisting of 3 native to the Indian subcontinent dried fruit: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula).
In India Triphala is sometimes called “Mother of All Healing”. It has a vast amount of health benefits. The most prominent one is that Triphala promotes rejuvenation of gastrointestinal tract and improves motility. In fact Triphala does it far better, than some patented prokinetic drugs. Terminalia chebula increases gastric emptying by 86 percent, compared to metoclopramide which only increases it by 76 percent.
Why is gastric emptying important? Years of sedentary lifestyle and/or refined diet result in constipation, which means your body is no longer able to detox and rejuvenate naturally. Toxins build up and circulate in your blood stream unable to escape. It causes lack of energy, bad skin, bad breath, fatique and apathy. Detox and cleansing of your digestive tract is cricial. By detoxing you ensure your body can properly absorb nutrients from food and expel the waste.
Not only Triphala helps you detox, rejuvenate and cleanse your gut, it’s main component Terminalia inhibits the growth of unhealthy gut bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori is known to cause development of gastritis, ulcers and stomach cancers).
At the same time Triphala promotes the growth of healthy bacteria like Bifidobacterium and lactobacillus acidophilus.
Triphala and Weight Loss
Weight loss begins with preparing your body to self-heal and self-cleanse. This is exactly what Triphala does.Some well-known detox system offer 14 day Senna-leaf products, which can be very dangerous. Senna depletes the gut micribiota and causes irritation inside the colon by enhancing peristalsis or the muscular contractions of the intestines. Short term use of senna-based tea can produce such effects as gases, bloating, cramping and diarrhea. Long-term use of senna is habit-forming, which means your body gets used to only emptying the bowels when actively stimulated by senna glycosides and sennosides.Triphala on the other hand is not a harmful, bowel-irritating laxative like senna, cascara sagrada and others.
Triphala supports healthy elimination by helping to tone the bowel muscles and lubricate the intestinal villi and gut wall. In other words – it teaches your body to eliminate without the support of laxatives or colon irritation.
In a 12-week, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial, volunteers taking Triphala lost ∼5 kg compared with the placebo control group.
Phytochemicals in Triphala, such as quercetin and gallic acid, promote the growth of Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus species which effectively reverses the damage caused by Senna-based detox teas.
A healthy body starts with a healthy gut and no other detox product incorporates such an efficient natural detox to cleanse and rejuvenate your digestive tract as Transformitea.
Both Terminalia and Embilica are proven adaptogens and antioxidants and studies showed that Triphala extract has significant antiaging effects on human skin. Triphala increased collagen and elastin production, increased cellular antioxidants and decreased hyperpigmentation.© Transformitea