- June 14, 2013 at 1:37 am #106244
Triphala is mentioned in the protocol as a substitute for Swedish bitters. I’m considering adding it to my treatment, but would like to know if anyone has tried it and what your experience with it has been.
It’s an Ayurvedic blend of three (tri) fruits (phala), amalaki, haritaki, and bibhitaki. It strengthens the immune system, regulates the bowels, cleanses the digestive system, improves liver function, and is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant high in vitamin C.
Any thoughts?June 14, 2013 at 7:06 am #106256
Yeah, growing up in India triphala is one of the most common herbal combinations I’ve heard of. It is completely safe in my experience(and of all those around me who took it) and I read somewhere Able suggested taking it too!
However, I was told by a naturopath that after taking herbal products for about 40 days, one should give the system a break for a week or so, to avoid creating a dependence on the herb taken.June 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm #106267
Danny33MemberTopics: 25Replies: 362
I tried Triphala a few years in hope that it would make more regular.
I took the tablets for many months with no luck.
I didn’t notice any positive or negative changes while on this.June 15, 2013 at 11:31 am #106290
What I have tried is the cheaper (and more effective perhaps) form of Triphala that is powdered triphala. It really worked for me.
I took a teaspoon with warm water before going to sleep.June 17, 2013 at 2:45 am #106363
Danny, I’m sorry it didn’t work for you. Healinglight, can you tell me how long you took it?
It seems tripahla has many benefits. I’m hoping it will improve my digestion and BMs. I’m thinking of trying an encapsulated powder, which I’ve been reading is more palatable than the powder itself. Organic India got good reviews on Amazon and iHerb.
I just don’t know if I’d be able to take the powder, but will consider it if it’s more effective. Do you have a recommendation on where to get the powder itself?June 17, 2013 at 6:37 pm #106378
I took it for two and a half months.
Since it is so commonly available in India, I purchased it from a local whole-seller who is into selling pure ayurvedic herbs. The pack has no famous company name attached to it, but I know this guy is supplying to other retail stores who then sell it in their name.
Triphala–if pure, ideally is so effective that within three days you should see substantial difference. Maybe you can try the capsules, and if you don’t see any improvement you may opt for for powder next time, or vice versa. Though I would go for the powder, as it is less expensive here.June 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm #106379
hopefrbestMemberTopics: 3Replies: 34
there are many brands which sell triphala in powder form and it surely works.
best,cheapest natural laxative out there in the market.
organic india(in tablets.i can’t vouch for this particular brand though cause never tried it)
these are the most famous brands in india. can’t say anything about u.s.
powder form is better(that’s my own opinion.)June 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm #106382
I’m in the US, but I would assume that the powder is be cheaper here too. I only saw Himalaya in capsule form. I’ll do some searching to see what I can find.
Hopefrbest, you’ve tried triphala as well? Can you tell me how long you took it and how quickly you saw results?June 17, 2013 at 8:53 pm #106383
hopefrbestMemberTopics: 3Replies: 34
himalaya is in capsule form.
though there are numerous brands here which sell in powder form.
i had a sort of mild constipation to start with. it started to work the very first day for me.
i used it just for 5-6 days and my digestive system went back to normal and since i have used it sparingly like 1or 2 times in past 3 months.
what i know is that it surely works .to drink with lukewarm water is a must.June 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm #106385
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