Triphala tea has been highly-regarded in the annals of Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. This unique herbal combo is believed to be one of the most valuable herbal preparations in the world due to the potent rejuvenative and immune-enhancing abilities of its constituent fruits.
Triphala is an Indian Ayurvedic herbal blend designed to promote the balance of three major constituent elements of the body: the nervous system, the body’s structural composition, and the metabolic processes.
Triphala is composed of equal parts of the following fruit-bearing plant species:
The amalaki fruit comes from a tree regarded as highly sacred in India. Amalaki is known to be rich in iron and vitamin C. It has cooling properties, enhances the body’s immune system, and is known to help rejuvenate and detoxify the body.
The haritaki fruit is known as the King of Herbs in Tibetan medicine and is regarded as a potent nourisher to the body’s tissues. It is known to work its wonder in the digestive, nervous and respiratory systems.
The bibhitaki fruit is regarded as a potent enhancer to the functions of the lungs, liver, heart and stomach.
The triphala blend often comes in the form of fine powder. A tea from triphala is made by placing 1 teaspoon of the powder into a cup of hot water and letting it steep for five to ten minutes. The tea can be taken before bedtime if it is intended to be a bowel tonic.
The following are some health benefits attributed to triphala tea:
- Said to help cleanse the gastro-intestinal tract.
- Seen to help nourish and rejuvenate the tissues of the body.
- Seems to support healthy digestion.
- Known to improve blood circulation.
- Could help detoxify the entire body.
- May help alleviate constipation.
- May help regulate metabolism.
- Often used as an eyewash to help treat glaucoma, conjunctivitis and cataracts.