About Triphla Ras
Triphala Ras is basically the Rased form of Triphala. Many people even recognize it as Triphala Ras Ras. With all the beneficial qualities of Triphala, the it benefits in various health disorders, especially the ones related to the digestive system.It is also known as the caretaker of all internal organs of our body. Many people consume this Ayurvedic medicine for weight loss, as it is an efficient metabolic stimulator.
Ingredients of Triphla Ras
- Triphala Ras contains three myrobalans (fruit rind) in equal proportion by weight without seeds.
- Amla(Indian Gooseberry)– Emblica Officinalis dried fruit pulp Ras
- Bibhitaki–erminalia Bellirica dried fruit pulp Ras
- Haritaki–Terminalia Chebula dried fruit pulp Ras
Medicinal properties of Triphla Ras
- Mild Antacid
- Anti-inflammatory (mild)
- Antipyretic (mild)
- Analgesic (mild)
- Digestive Stimulant
- Fat Burner
- Haematinic (increases haemoglobin levels)
Therapeutic Indications of Triphla Ras
Main Indications of Triphala
- Weight loss (Obesity)
- Abdominal Distension
- Male infertility due to pus in seminal fluid (taken with Dasamoolarishtam)
- In Preventive Medicines
- Common cold
- Recurrent infections
- Treats all abdominal disorders.
- Relief of constipation.
- Improves defecation process of body.
- Protection to digestive system.
- Treatment of diabetes.
- Treatment of eye disease.
- Reduces extra fat from body.
- Increases the formation of red blood cells in body.
- Improves functioning of liver.
- Triphala stimulates immune system. and thus it helps preventing recurrent upper respiratory infections. It stimulates gastric secretion and improves digestion. Due to laxative and carminative action, Triphala Ras helps in constipation, flatulence, gas, and abdominal distension.
Triphala for Weight Loss (Obesity)
Triphala is a simple preparation, but it gives awesome benefits in weight loss. It reduces visceral fat and cellulite.Triphala has effects on fat metabolism. It increases fat burning by rectifying the metabolism in the body. In obese people, bones are weak because the metabolism of fat is not correct, according to ayurvedic science.According to ayurveda, there are mainly seven types DHATUs (Tissues) in the body, which are simultaneously responsible for making next DHATU. For example, RASA DHATU (Lymph) metabolizes and makes RAKTA DHATU. RAKTA DHATU (Blood) metabolizes and makes MAMSA DHATU (Muscles). MAMSA DHATU metabolizes and makes MEDHA DHATU (Fats). When MEDHA DHATU metabolizes, the formation of ASTHI DHATU takes place.According to this concept, there is a problem in metabolism of MAMSA DHATU to MEDHA DHATU and MEDHA DHATU to ASTHI DHATU, which ultimately cause accumulation of the fat in the body and makes your bones weaker.According to recent studies, obese people have weak bones, which supports ayurvedic concept of weaker bones on obese people.Triphala rectifies this cycle of metabolism in the body, so it reduces body weight. Its use also makes bones stronger and increases bone mineral density in obese people. Therefore, according to practical observation, the concept of ayurveda regarding DHATU metabolism is correct.We also found weaker bones and low bone mineral density in people with obesity. Treating with Triphala reduces belly (abdominal) fat as well as increases bone mineral density.
Triphala use in Diabetes
Studies also have shown that it has hypo-glycemic effects, which may be due to its action on insulin resistance. Triphala Ras reduces cellular resistance to uptake insulin and helps in a proper use of insulin in the cells. Therefore, it becomes effective in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
Antioxidant & immuno-stimulatory effects of Triphala
Triphala has several phyto-chemicals, which are potent antioxidants and immuno-stimulators. Due to these compounds, Triphala Ras is effective in delaying aging, maintaining skin health, preventing premature greying of hairs and hair fall and reducing oxidative stress in the body.Immuno-stimulatory effects of Triphala help in AIDS/HIV positive patients. It improves immunity and prevents secondary infections.
Vertigo or Dizziness
Triphala Ras is also beneficial for reducing vertigo or dizziness. Triphala Ras (2 grams) with honey (1 tsp.) is beneficial for reducing vertigo. In severe cases, the treatment with Triphala should be continued for a week.
Triphala in Constipation
Triphala is a common home remedy for constipation. It has mild laxative action. It loosens the hard stools and facilitates easier bowel movements. Unlike other laxatives, Triphala Ras is non-habit forming laxative. It is beneficial for people with mild to moderate constipation.
High Cholesterol & Triglycerides
Triphala has significant lipid-profile modulating action. A significant decrease in total serum cholesterol can be observed after a few weeks therapy with Triphala Ras. It also reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the blood.
Triphala for Eyesight & Cataract
Triphala has anti-cataract potential. In ayurveda, many texts described that it improves eyesight and reduces tendencies of cataract and other eyes diseases. Some studies have also demonstrated these effects of Triphala.Saptamrit Lauh used for eye disorders contains Triphala in addition to Yashtimadhu (Licorice) and Lauh Bhasma. Triphala Ghrita is prepared from Clarified Butter (Ghee) and Triphala Ras. It is also used for eye diseases and for improving eyesight and reducing the requirement of specs.
In ayurveda, Rasayana therapy has significant importance. Triphala is one of the Rasayana Medicines, which exert rejuvenative action in the body. Triphala actually works on every organ in the body, reduces blockage, and restores the natural functions of every organ. It flushes out the toxins and reduces the tendency of diseases.
Dosage of Triphala Ras
10 to 20ml. twice a day with water/honey or as directed by the physician.
Contraindications of Triphla Ras
- Fast or dieting
- Severe weight loss
- Excessive dryness of the skin
- Abdominal Tenderness
- Heartburn & Hyperacidity
- Gastritis and Ulcers
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)