Triphala – release toxins stored deep in the tissues

  In the cleansing treatment of panchakarma, Ayurvedic physicians prescribe specific herbs that help the body release toxins stored deep in the tissues. At the Chopra Center, one of the purifying herbal blends we use is triphala, which was formulated in India thousands of years ago and remains extremely popular today.   Triphala is made from the fruits of three trees that grow in India and the Middle East (the Sanskrit term triphala means ‘”three fruits”: tri = three, and phala = fruits). The fruits are dried, ground into powder, and blended in a precise manner developed by the ancient herbalists. The herbs that comprise triphala have potent healing properties:   Amalaki (emblica officinalis), commonly known as Indian gooseberry or amla, is considered one of the best rejuvenating herbs in Ayurveda. It’s a strong natural antioxidant containing 20 times more vitamin C than orange juice. In India,…

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