USES OF TRIPHALA
Triphala is a highly versatile ayurvedic formulation. This is a tridoshic rasayana which implies that it can be used to balance and rejuvenate all the 3 doshas in the body. It is extremely useful in treating disorders of various parts of the body. Triphala can be used in a number of ways, when prepared according to the ailment. Below is a list of the ways it can be used safely and effectively according to Ayurveda.
- Triphala juice is made by mixing the powder in twice the quantity of water. This can be consumed with jaggery or honey to rejuvenate the doshas.
- Triphala paste can be made by adding a little water to the powder. Some amount of jaggery can also be added. This can be used externally to treat skin conditions.
- Triphala decoction is made by boiling powder with water until it has reduced significantly. This can then be used as an eye rinse for eye irrigation. It can also be used to gargle which helps soothe mouth ulcers. This also helps with better digestion.
- Triphala can be consumed on an empty stomach every morning to prevent diseases and increase lifespan.
- Triphala ghrita is made with the powder and ghee. This is then poured over the eye and retained using a clay dam. Blink eyes inside this mixture for clear vision and improved ocular health.
- Triphala powder can be used to massage the body. This helps remove cellulite and improve lymph flow. It also helps balance kapha dosha.
- Consumption of Triphala with castor oil helps prevent gas formation and prevents digestive ailments.
- Triphala can be used with water as a mouthwash. This helps prevent plaque and gingivitis. It also helps reduce bleeding in gums and tooth sensitivity.
- Triphala powder is great for shiny hair. Simply apply a generous amount mixed with water on the scalp and drag through the hair. Allow it to sit for a while and rinse off for healthy hair and to prevent dandruff.
- A mixture of Triphala and sesame oil can be used topically to treat and heal wounds.