Health Benefits of Triphala Churna

Updated at: Mar 18, 2015
Health Benefits of Triphala Churna

The benefits of triphala churna are manifold and the particular potency of triphala comes from the synergy of the three healing elements of which, it is composed

Written by: Tilottama ChatterjeePublished at: Apr 24, 2013

Triphala is an Ayurvedic herb originating in India, has been found to act as a complete body cleanser. It also helps in healthy bowel movements. The name triphala literally means ‘three fruits’- Haritaki (Gallnut), Amalaki (Gooseberry) and Bibhitaki . Triphala churna is the herb in its powdered form.

triphala powder

The benefits of triphala churna are manifold and the particular potency of triphala comes from the synergy of the three healing elements of which, it is composed. This amazing herb has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for thousands of years. It is not only a powerful laxative and cleanser; it is also used to treat cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure and ulcerative colitis. If used regularly, it helps in rejuvenating and detoxifying the liver and blood.

For best results, triphala churna should be taken with water. 2 to 3 grams of the powder should be dissolved in 16 ozs. of lukewarm water and had before retiring for the night. In case it seems too much to drink at one go, the mixture can be separated into three smaller doses and had 30 to 60 minutes before a meal throughout the day.

Triphala is considered as ‘tridoshikrasayana’; balances and rejuvenates the effects of three elements (vata, pitta and kapha) in the human body. Triphala churna has reference in the ancient Indian texts like Charak and Shushrut Samhitas.

Some other Health benefits of triphala churna include:

It is good for the eyes, skin and heart. It is said to cleanse the subtle energy channels of the body, helping one to feel calmer. It can also reduce thinning of hair, and also bring some colour back to greying hair.

good for hair

According to Ayurvedic, it is good for memory function and also has anti- ageing qualities. It enhances immune function and increases red blood cell count. It helps regulate the digestive system, helping the body break down and absorb nutrients from food. It is also a great natural remedy for acidity and encourages appetite.


It helps in the elimination and maintaining balance in the urinary tract. It is a natural colon cleanser. By keeping the liver healthy, it enables the body to get rid of toxins. It also help maintain the moisture and mucus balance in the lungs thereby reduces the potential for respiratory infections.

Moreover, it not only helps maintain the muscle tone but also contributes to development of lean muscle mass, especially for practitioners of yoga. It has no side effects, being completely natural and its benefits are maintained through regular consumption. It can be taken in powder or capsule form and is safe for daily use.

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