Triphala Internal Cleanser - Powder, Bulk, Herb by Planetary
The Supreme Internal Cleanser
I sat as an apprentice
student with various Ayurvedic doctors and watched their
prescriptions. I never saw a single patient to whom Triphala was not
given on a daily basis. Michael
Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D.
Planetary Formulas Triphala Internal Cleanser is a potent yet gentle formula, designed to support the body's natural cleansing process.
Michael Tierra learned about Triphala while studying Ayurveda in India, and subsequently introduced it to the United States.
It has been one of the most important formulas of Ayurvedic herbalism for thousands of years.
Used as a household staple throughout India, Triphala is a balanced blend of three Indian herbal fruits:
harada, amla, and behada. This formula is unique in that the astringent qualities of the fruits serve to tonify the colon, thereby promoting internal cleansing naturally.
Available in powder, capsules and tablets.
Ayurveda -- Promoting Balance
The underlying principle of
Ayurveda is helping to maintain health or bring the system back into
balance. Key to this goal is supporting both digestion and
elimination, while providing nourishing and nurturing tonifiers.
This approach contrasts
with the often harsh cleansing regimens used in the West, which
employ laxatives, purgatives, and diuretics. These products
are purely eliminative in function and can lead to imbalance by
causing laxative dependency or mineral depletion. Triphala
The Three Fruits of Triphala
Amla (Emblica officinalis):
Amla is one of the most commonly
used health-promoting fruits of India. Also known as Indian gooseberry, it
is extremely sour and astringent. According to the late, two-time
Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Linus Pauling, amla contains the highest
concentration of all fruits of heat-stable vitamin C, noted for its
powerful antioxidant activities. Amla is the primary nourishing component
of the Triphala formula.
Behada (Terminalia belerica):
In Ayurveda, behada is classified
as sour, astringent, and warming. Though it is considered the most
cleansing of the three ingredients, it also contains up to 31% linoleic
acid and is rich in phenolic compounds.
Harada (Terminalia chebula):
Of the thousands of Ayurvedic
herbs, harada is the most commonly used. It is considered so
precious that it is said do not worry if you do not have a mother as
long as you have harada. Like the other fruits, harada is strongly
astringent, and is often used for the health of the mucosa. This
three-fruit combination balances each of the different bodily systems
identified in Ayurveda, in order to maintain and restore balance to the
Who Can Benefit from Triphala?
The short answer, according to
Ayurvedic herbalism is, absolutely everyone. Triphala is considered
the most balanced of all herbal compounds. It is designed to support
normal digestion, assimilation, and elimination which is important to us
all. In the United States it is most commonly relied upon as a cornerstone
to a botanical cleansing program, and to support a healthy bowel
system. Triphala is especially beneficial for those who tend to have
a sluggish gastrointestinal tract due to sedentary lifestyles and
overconsumption of red meat, refined carbohydrates, and dairy products.
Michael Tierra Brings Triphala
Undoubtedly, many people carried
the precious Triphala formula with them to the United States when they
emigrated from India. However, Triphala remained unknown to the
American health food industry until pioneer herbalist and Planetary
Formulas formulator Michael Tierra learned of its importance. A
clinician with more than 30 years of experience, Michael had the benefit
of learning from many Ayurvedic practitioners. Michael is also an
acupuncturist and Oriental Medical Doctor (L.Ac., O.M.D.), and, as such,
he possesses an immense knowledge of classic Ayurvedic and Chinese
formulas. Michael considers Triphala to be the greatest of all
classic herbal formulasbar none.
Adhering to the quality
control requirements and codes of ethics of: American Herbal
Products Association and National Nutritional Foods Association.
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