Triphala is a traditional ayurvedic medicine, which is used to treat various health conditions since ancient times. Being a mixture of three dried fruits, namely – Indian gooseberry or Amla, black myrobalan and Haritaki, it encompasses the qualities of all three. Apart from being able to promote longevity and prevent chronic disease, Triphala can help you lose unwanted fat from the body. So, if you want to lose weight the healthy way, you should try Triphala.

Triphala helps to keep the stomach, small intestine and large intestine healthy by flushing out toxins from the body. It acts as a colon toner and helps in strengthening and toning the tissues of the colon. This, in turn, helps to manage the weight of a person. This ayurvedic herb also helps fight constipation and inflammation of the digestive tract. It also decreases cholesterol level significantly and helps remove water weight by reducing bloating.

Benefits of the three ingredients found in Triphala:

Indian Gooseberry: Rich in antioxidants, Indian gooseberry or amla helps to remove toxins from the body. This fruit regulates the health of the pancreas, manages the cholesterol levels, and keep bones strong.

Black myrobalan: Also known as bibhitaki, black myrobalan regulates cholesterol levels and keeps muscle and bones healthy and strong.

Haritaki: Haritaki is a nut-shaped fruit and is beneficial to the human body. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, haritaki is beneficial in numerous health issues like sore throat, allergies, constipation, and indigestion

When consuming Triphala churna for weight loss, it can be consumed either in powder form, by mixing with water and leaving it overnight, or by mixing with cinnamon and honey, or even in tablet form. Another tasty way of having triphala is as Triphala Tea, a concoction made by boiling triphala churna (powder) in boiling water and adding lemon juice before drinking.

However, Triphala Churna benefits can only be totally accrued when taken under the guidance of an Ayurveda practitioner. Also, any treatments if needed has to be carried under expert supervision of an Ayurveda Physician. Itoozhi Ayurveda specializes in Lifestyle treatments like Weight Loss.

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