Triphala is a staple of Ayurvedic practice used for well over 2,000 years. It is made from the dried powder of three different fruits, hence its name: tri (Three) and phala (Fruit). Amla (Emblica officinalis), Harada (Terminalia chebula) and Bihara (Terminalia bellirica) are mixed in equal parts to make a proper Triphala. It is said of Triphala; "No mother? Do not worry so long as you have Triphala." Ayurvedic Medicine holds that Triphala can care for the internal organs as a mother cares for her children. Amla (Indian Gooseberry or Amalaki) is one of the highest natural known source of vitamin C, having 20 times the vitamin C content of an orange. The Vitamin C in Amla is also uniquely heat stable. Amla is associated with the pitta dosha. Bihara is astringent, tonic, digestive and anti-spasmodic. It targets imbalances associated with the kapha dosha or where an excess of mucus/ama. Harada is a bitter and associated with the vata dosha, elements of air and space. It has emollient properties and as with most bitters encourages peristalsis and proper digestion.
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