Decoding Triphala Powder | Benefits of Triphala | Triphala Powder Uses | How to Consume Triphala

When it comes to herbal remedies, Triphala is nature’s best treatment to various ailments. In our recent insta-live with 4th Generation Ayurveda Practitioner Salila, she talked about Triphala as a herb that everyone can take as it helps mitigate any wear and tear that our body goes through during the day, especially useful in the monsoon season where our digestive fire is low

The Sanskrit word Triphala literally translates to “three fruits”. It is this powerful blend of three fruits that makes Triphala truly the divine elixir for human health.

“No mother? Do not worry so long as you have Triphala.” Is a popular folk saying in India. It denotes the caring properties of this powerful and one of the oldest blend in Ayurveda. It is believed that Triphala cures and cares for our internal organs just as a mother would care for a child.

The Satmya Triphala offering is a handmade and homemade batch that uses shade dried Amlaki, Bibhitaki and Haritaki from our farm. The three fruits are the pillars of Rasayana, and together their synergy lends to the creation of a powerful tonic. Just as every offering of ours, the products are nursed with love and care to bring you the ultimate rejuvenation therapy.

The Benefits of the Three Fruits in Triphala

 Amalki Rasayan assists in natural cleansing of the digestive tract and colon. Additionally, it also provides nutrition to our skin, increases immunity and is a potent antioxidant.

The root of the word Bibhitaki is the Sanskrit word ‘Vibheetaki’- which translates to ‘fruit that takes away the fear of disease’. True to this, the fruit is used to treat common cold, eye and hair problems, voice hoarseness as well as constipation. It also helps in the formation of blood and support heart, kidney, liver and lung health.

Haritaki has been coined by many as the “king of herbs.” This miraculous fruit is used as a detoxifier, digestive tonic as well as a brain tonic.  It is also believed to improve cognitive functioning, manage diabetes and promote weigh loss.

Together, these also act as a tridoshic which helps in equal balance of the three doshas- vata, pitta and khapa. A balanced dosha is vital for overall physical and mental health.

How to consume Triphala?

The best way to consume Triphala is to have half to one teaspoon at night with warm water before sleeping. 

Besides being an excellent digestive elixir and healing issues related to our stomach, Triphala can also be used for our eyes, oral health, skin and hair. The versatile uses of Triphala makes it an all in one solution to our daily problems.

  • Triphala eyewash for the tired eyes

A five minute daily ritual, this soothing Triphala eye-care routine goes a long way alongside regular eye exercises and palming. For those who are always glued to the screen or have eye problems, this practice is an easy self care and healing method.


  • Triphala Face Mask

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Triphala make it an excellent ingredient for a face pack. The simple recipe requires mixing our Triphala powder with coconut oil and applying in the face. Massage this into the skin to increase its exfoliating ability. Rich in Vitamin C and anti aging properties, the face pack will give your skin a fresh and supple glow.

  • Triphala for Hair

Each ingredient in Triphala is a magic potion for our hair. The antioxidants and Vitamin C help in maintaining hair strength as well as slow down ageing. It also helps in enriching our scalp and keeping it healthy and clean. Mix the Triphala powder with water to make a paste to be applied on your scalp and massage it before rinsing it off with clean water.

  • Triphala for Oral Health

Triphala has strong antibacterial and antiviral properties which make it excellent for maintaining oral health. All you need to do is boil water with a teaspoon of Triphala and reduce it to half. Once cooled, it can be stored and used as a mouthwash.  Another way to use Triphala for dental health is by wetting your toothbrush and dipping it in the powder and brushing normally. The bitter and astringent tastes will help tone your gums, cleanse your teeth and provide overall oral hygiene.

Triphala Grihata

It is a herbal Ayurvedic remedy that uses the goodness of Triphala and ghee. It is often used in the Ayurvedic detox panchkarma treatment. Here is how you can make Triphala Grihata at home-

Make a decoction with 1 tsp of the Triphala soaked overnight in 1 glass of water. Boil until the mixture is reduced to half and strain with a cheesecloth. Take 1 part ghee and 4 parts of the Triphala decoction, boil & reduce on low flame till water evaporates and just ghee is left. Apply on your eyelids and the waterline of the eye (like a kajal). This is a go-to daily ritual for dry and tired eyes.

FAQs About Triphala 

Q. Can Triphala be taken daily?
A. Yes, you can take Triphala daily, as it is a tridosha and is beneficial for your health due to its Rasayana (rejuvenating) property which helps fight against all types of internal or external infections. It is used as a multi-purpose treatment for symptoms ranging from stomach ailments to dental cavities - and to promote longevity and overall health.

Q. How should I consume it for immunity?
A. It is suggested to take Triphala between meals on an empty stomach for maximum absorption. However, consuming a spoonful just before bedtime works too.The Satmya Triphala can be mixed with warm water and honey and taken before meals to boost immunity.

Q. Is it beneficial for the eyes?
A. Doing an eyewash regularly with Triphala kashaya (decoction of Triphala) is said to destroy all eye diseases and protect the eyes. You may also soak a muslin washcloth in the powder and place it over your eyes for a soothing effect. Triphala makes for an easy rejuvenation therapy for a lot of eye disorders.

Q. Does topical application help the skin?
A. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties may help rebuild skin protein and retain moisture in the skin, in addition to combatting inflammation and oxidative injury over the years. Further, it helps increase collagen formation and reduce bacteria on the skin - which means that it also helps wounds heal faster.

Triphala is highly revered in Ayurveda for a good reason. It is amazing to know and see how the age old knowledge of using herbs has been passed down through ages and been validated through modern science on its therapeutic abilities. With our Satmya offerings, we don’t just wish to give you products, but also pack this wisdom in our jars that reach your house as a true gift from the past.

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