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Triphala (three fruits) – An Amazing Ayurvedic herbal

Amla

Triphala is an Ayurvedic herbal rasayana formula which consisting of equal parts of three myrobalans, which are taken without seeds these are Amalaki, Haritaki, and Vibhitak. These three herbs are rich in vitamin C. The Triphala is explaned in details below:-

  • AMLA
  • HRITAKI
  • VIBHITAK

 

  1. AMLA:-

Amla

Amla is also known as Indian gooseberries. The Amla is rich in Vitamin C.

SYNONYMS OF AMLA:-

  • Indian gooseberry
  • Emblic myrobalan
  • Phyllanthus emblica
  • Emblic
  • Phyllanthus mimosifolius Salisb.
  • Phyllanthus taxifolius D.Don
  • Myrobalan
  • Malacca tree
  • Cicca emblica (L.) Kurz
  • Emblica arborea Raf.
  • Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
  • Phyllanthus glomeratus Roxb. ex Wall. nom. inval.
  • Diasperus emblica (L.) Kuntze
  • Dichelactina nodicaulis Hance
  • Phyllanthus mairei H.Lév.

 

SANSKRIT NAME OF AMLA:-

  • Amalaki

SCIENTIFIC NAME:-

  • Phyllanthus Emblica

CLASSIFICATION OF AMLA:-

  • Kingdom – Plantae
  • Division – Magnoliophyte
  • Class – Magnoliopsida
  • Higher Classification – Leafflower
  • Order – Malpighiales
  • Family – Phyllanthaceae
  • Genus – Phyllanthus  
  • Species – emblica

 

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES OF AMLA:-

Rasa (Taste) Madhura, Amla, katu, Tikta, Kashaya
Guna (Property) Laghu, Ruksha
Virya (Potency) Sheeta
Vipaka (Post digestion effects) Madhura

 

USES OF AMLA:-

  • The Amla has the property of immuno-booster and it helps the body to recover from illness
  • Amla helps to improve the memory
  • The Amla has several health benefits for the health
  • The Amla controls the blood sugar levels and it is very beneficial in type 2 diabetes patients
  • Amla berries contains fibers that helps the body High levels of vitamin C, so it helps to body absorb other nutrients like mineral and iron supplements
  • Amla lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration
  • This acts as a good antibiotics properties by fighting bacteria
  • Amla help to relieve in conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and also regulate bowel movements
  • The Amla berries are rich in vitamin A and this improving the eye health
  • It protect from conjunctivitis(pink eye)
  • Amla helps to improves the vision
  • Amla helps to treats eyes infections and also treat other infections of the body

 

HARITAKI:- 

Haritaki is also known as Terminalia chebula.

Haritaki

SYNONYMS OF HARITAKI:-

  • Haritakiare Abhya
  • Pathya
  • Kayastha
  • Chetki
  • Sreyasi
  • Shiva
  • Vayastha
  • Vijiya
  • Jivanti
  • Putna
  • Avyatha
  • Rohini
  • Amrita
  • Haimvati

 

REGIONAL NAMES OF HARITAKI:-

  • English name:- Indian walnut, Indian hot plum
  • Hindi name:- Harad
  • Telugu:- Karakkaya
  • Tamil:- Kadukkai
  • Gujarati:- Harade, Hardi, Harara
  • Arbian:- Heleelaz
  • Farsi:- Hallel
  • Assam:- Shilikha
  • Kannada:- Ordo, Hardi
  • Malayalam:- Kadukka
  • Marathi:- Hirda
  • Persian:- Halela

 

CLASSIFICATION OF HARITAKI:-

  • Kingdom – Plantae
  • Subkingdom – Spermatophya
  • Division – Magnoliphyta
  • Class – Magnoliopsida
  • Subclass – Rosida
  • Order – Myrtales
  • Family – Combretaceae
  • Genus – Terminalia L.
  • Species – T. chebula

 

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES OF HARITAKI:-

Rasa (Taste) Madhur, Amal, Katu, Tikta, Kashay
Guna (Property) Ruksha, Laghu
Virya (Potency) Ushna
Vipaka (Post digestion effects) Madhur

 

USES OF HARITAKI:-

  • Haritaki is used to treat indigestion and gastric problems
  • Haritaki is used in the treatment of disease of the lungs like Asthma, cough and cold
  • Haritaki helps to reduce the weight of the body the obesity patients
  • It also cures defects of vision
  • It helps to treats urinary tract infections
  • Haritaki is also very helpful in all types of skin diseases or infections
  • Haritaki is used in many types of hair problems
  • It helps to controls acidity and indigestion
  • Haritaki helps to prevents the Diabetes as it has antidiabetic properties and also helps to regulate the blood sugar levels and decrease resistance in the body
  • Haritaki churna is very useful to purify the blood
  • Haritaki helps to makes the heart muscles stronger
  • Haritaki also helps to clean the arteries of the heart
  • It helps to maintain the pressure of the blood
  • This is very helpful to improves the absorption of fluid
  • It increase the digestive enzymes and helps in digestion
  • Haritaki has the properties of brain boosters
  • It is known as powerful antioxidant
  • Haritaki progression the disorders of neurogenerative like Parkinson disease
  • The plant of Haritaki contains neuroprotective elements, and it helps to prevent memory loss
  • Haritaki also relieve the tension or stress from the brain
  • Haritaki also boosts sexual health and stamina of both female and male
  • Haritaki also works as memory boosting food
  • It treats several diseases of reproductive system
  • Haritaki improving the health of gut
  • haritaki helps to treat many types of gastric disorders like gastroesophageal reflux disorder, diarrhoea, esophagitis, flatulence, heartburn, peptic ulcers, indigestion, constipation, and stomach pain
  • Haritaki plays the strong role of anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal
  • Haritaki helps to improves the fertility of both female and male
  • It helps to remove the bacteria and germs from the body
  • It also helps to treats the wound and improves the healing of the body
  • Haritaki provides the health to hairs
  • Haritaki also strengthens the hairs from their roots
  • Haritaki contains bioactive compound that treats various skin problems like ulcers, sores, and skin fungal
  • Haritaki prevent hairs from breakage and loss of hairs
  • Haritaki provides the healthy heart as it reduces the risk of heart blocks, blood clots, heart attacks, and atherosclerosis
  • It is used to balancing the vata and pitta disorders
  • It prevents from malnutrition
  • This also provides smooth and silky soft hairs
  • It also help to reduces abdominal ditension, eliminate abdominal gas and gaseous cramps, and bloating
  • Haritaki also prevents from fatigue and stiffness of the joints

 

VIBHITAK:-

Vibhitak

SYNONYME OF VIBHITAK:-

  • English names – bahera or beleric or bastard myrobalan
  • Malayalam – Tanikaya
  • Bengali – Taida
  • Telugu – Taddi
  • Tamil – Todikai
  • Gujrati – Baheda
  • Hindi – Bahera
  • Kannada – Tare Kayl

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS:-

  • Aksha
  • Bhootavasa
  • Karshaphala
  • Kalidruma
  • Kaliyugalaya

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION:-

  • Kingdom – Plantae
  • Order – Myrtales
  • Family – Combretaceae
  • Clade – Angiosperms
  • Clade – Eudicots
  • Clade – Rosida
  • Genus – Terminalia
  • Species – Terminalia bellirica

CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS:-

  • Anthroquinone glycosides
  • Bellericoside
  • Bellericanin
  • Chebulagic Acid
  • Chebulinic Acid
  • Ellagic Acid
  • Gallotannins
  • Tri-Terpenoids
  • Termilignan
  • Thannilignan

 

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES OF VIBHITAK:-

Rasa (Taste) Kashay (Astringent)
Guna (Property) Ruksha (dry), Laghu (light)
Virya (potency) Ushna (hot)
Vipaka (Post digestion effect) Madhur (sweet)

 

USES OF VIBHITAK:-

  • Vibhitak helps to manage and regulate blood pressure
  • Vibhitak is used in the treatment of many types of respiratory disorders like asthma, cough, and hoarseness of voice
  • Vabhitak is also used to pacify kapha dosha and vata dosha from the body
  • Vibhitak could be a natural laxative and utilized in purgation therapy
  • Vibhitak contains the dietary fibers are good for digestive system
  • Vibhitak cure many varieties of skin allergies like itching etc
  • Vibhitak contains the properties of anti-bacterial because it kills the bacteria from the body
  • Vabhitak helps to scale back the cholesterol level from the blood because it has anti atherogenic agents
  • Vibhitak is employed in purgation therapy
  • It helps to heal ulcer spotted skin and acne
  • It is additionally acts as a very good skin tonic
  • The regular use of vibhitak is very beneficial for the health
  • Vibhitak is very good remedy for diabetes, it regulate the sugar/glucose levels from the blood as it decrease the sensitivity of insulin
  • This is used in hair problems
  • Vibhitak is acts as a very good pain killer
  • It has the properties of anti-inflammation properties
  • Vibhitak is also used to treat rheumatism disease
  • It has anti-diarrheal properties
  • Vibhitak helps to enhance mental focus and alertness as it has adaptogenic behavior
  • This also used to treat sore throat and gingivitis
  • It helps to expel out extra mucus from the respiratory track
  • Vibhitak is a great immuno booster Vibhita has hepato protective properties due to the presence of gallic acid in Vibhitak
  • Vibhitak has properties of anti-helminthic, anti-fungal
  • It has also anti-malarial properties
  • The paste of Vibhitak fruit is applied over the eyelids to treat the corneal opacity, conjunctivitis, and cataract etc
  • It is acts natural blood purifier
  • It is extremely good to relieve constipation and improve the digestion
  • Vibhitak contains Gallo tannins which is used in the treatment of Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, and retro degenerative diseases
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