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Superfood Herbs and Spices for Weight Loss and Disease Prevention like Amla, Gymnema Sylvestre, Haritaki and Triphala.

How to Make a Triphala Eye Wash


Triphala EyebathIn Ayurvedic medicine drinking triphala churna water is considered highly beneficial for your eyes and helping to improve your vision.

On this page though I wanted to share something different — a triphala eye wash treatment that has really helped my eyes from the outside.

I tend to be working in front of screens for many hours each day and, while trying to remember to take breaks, it doesn’t always happen when the writing is flowing.

In the past I’d find some days my eyes were starting to get strained and even a little red. My vision was even occasionally blurred and I’d have trouble focusing from too much screen time.

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How to Take Triphala Churna for Digestive Health


Triphala churna dosage

Triphala is an Ayurvedic preparation that is a combination of the powdered fruit of three different herbs – haritaki, bibhitaki and amalaki (commonly known as amla powder).

It is prized in Ayurveda for its ability to balance the doshas (the elements of body and mind) and enhance the process of digestion and elimination.

It’s also known to be beneficial for removing toxins from the digestive tract, cleansing the liver, gallbladder and kidneys and purifying the blood.

After researching the different brands I settled on this highly rated organic preparation and I’ve been very happy with it.

As a precaution, it should not be used by pregnant women and there are other potential side effects to be aware of. On the whole though, triphala churna in an excellent detoxification supplement well worth taking regularly.

Here’s how to use triphala powder to enhance digestion, reduce intestinal problems and improve general health. Also ahead is how to make it up to take and dosage recommendations for best results.

Recommended Dosage

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Triphala Side Effects and Precautions


Triphala pregnant womenTriphala has many benefits for better health. What are the potential side effects to be aware of when using it though? And what should you do if you have a negative reaction to it?

First a quick summary of the important contraindications to be aware of before taking triphala churna.

These are especially relevant for pregnant women, those on blood thinning medication and people suffering from IBS or other digestive disorders.  Continue Reading

The Benefits of Triphala for Hair, Skin and Intestinal Health


Triphala powderTriphala is one of the most highly prized formulas in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine and it can have some remarkable benefits for your health and appearance.

The name triphala means ‘three fruits’ and it is made by combining preparations of dried and powdered bibhitaki, haritaki and amalaki (commonly known as amla).

Each of these powerful fruits have their own health giving properties but, according to Ayurveda, when they are combined in triphala powder the benefits are amplified.

Triphala Churna for Internal Detoxification

Digestive Tract Cleansing and Nutrient Absorption

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4 Amla Face Mask Recipes for Better Skin


Amalaki Facial MasqueAntioxidant rich amla powder is highly beneficial for your skin, not just as a supplement but also as a topical facial treatment.

Here are 4 homemade face mask recipes using powdered amla to improve your skin tone and brighten your complexion.

First some quick precautions. Along with its strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties, amla fruit powder can have an astringent effect.

This is generally a good thing for minimizing pores and firming up your facial skin but it may not be suitable for very dry skin.

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Homemade Amla Oil for Beautiful Hair


Amalaki Hair OilAmla hair oil is a popular natural treatment to promote hair growth and thicken and darken hair.

Commercial amla oil preparations are available but I wasn’t keen on the ingredients, such as toxic mineral oil, and thought I could make something better at home.

My results so far have been very encouraging so I thought I’d share my amalaki hair oil recipe and how to use it.

Amla Oil Benefits for Your Hair

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How to Take Amla for Better Health


Indian Gooseberry usesAmla fruit, also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki, is a powerful and rejuvenating superfood.

It is extremely high in antioxidants and other beneficial compounds for disease prevention, more energy and better health.

This page will look at how to take amla, how much to have, the best times to take it and the ideal dosage.

How to Eat Fresh Amla Fruit and What Does It Taste Like?

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