The Sanskrit word “Triphala” is an ayurvedic medicine extracted from three fruits naming – Amla, Haritaki, and bibhitaki. These fruits are also known as Indian gooseberry, myrobalan, and terminalia bellirica. Due to their medicinal properties, these herbs offer various healthcare benefits including vitamins, carbohydrates, sodium, gallic acid, dietary fibers, minerals, chebulinic acid, chebugalic acid, and many more. Triphala can also be used in various other forms such as tablets, powder, and liquid supplements.
After a deep study and scientific testing, it is found that Triphala is an ayurvedic medicine that does not cause any harm, instead of that, it nourishes your body and is extremely beneficial in improving your vision. Triphala is beneficial in all over body care but in this blog, you will study the benefits for eye care.
What are the Vision Problems?
Various vision problems come with age due to reducing the nutritional level and increasing stress. With age, few eye problems are observed and these problems cause excessive damage to our vision. These are macular degeneration, senile cataract, open-angle glaucoma, retinal degeneration. These problems lead to weaker vision and affecting your eye lens, muscles, retina, and more. Even with the minimum problems, your vision gets weaker and with growing age, you make even lose it. It is important to care for your eyes.
Triphala Caring Properties
Triphala has various nutritional benefits and till now is known best for eye caring medicine. Triphala is proved beneficial in strengthening your eye muscles, the reason behind is Amla also known as Amalaki, which enhances the Alochaka Pitta. Triphala is a daily diet that can improve your eye muscles.
Triphala has additional benefits other than simply eye care but also boosts yours all over immunity. With amla, Triphala is enriched with vitamin c which improves your immunity system which protects your body from viruses and various bacteria. It makes your immune system functioning properly. It strengthens your mucus, gut, and Lymph system which leads to the human body’s immunity. A healthy immunity means a healthy life.
The process to make Triphala solution
Triphala can be easily used as an eyewash. You can do it on your own at home. Follow the given steps –
- Take one spoon of Triphala power, make sure to use organic power.
- Mix it with boiling water, it gives the best results in boiling water as boiling water makes it’s components dissolve in it completely.
- Let the mix cool down unless it’s comfortable to use.
- Strain the mixture in a clean cloth, straining will reduce the chance of irritation and the hard particles will stay within the cloth.
- Take a piece of clean cloth and dip it in the mixture to absorb it.
- Now lie down in a sleeping position and place that cloth on your eyes.
- Do not press it, it will hurt.
- Simply place it on eyes, blink your eyes to make the mixture enter your eyes.
- Do it at least 5 minutes before sleep.
It is important to keep in mind that the eyes are the most sensitive areas and can be affected by the slightest things. So if you feel any sensation or irritation. When you use it for the first time. If such a thing happens wash your eyes with cold water. Don’t panic because it’s ayurvedic and wouldn’t harm your eyes. If you feel irrigation do not continue further. Use it on being on the safe side.
Other Health Benefits of Triphala
Triphala is a treatment for several health diseases and also treats chronic diseases. It has anti-inflammatory properties that contain antioxidants as preventive functions. A regular intake of Triphala can protect against certain cancers. It protects from dental issues and cavities due to its high vitamin C concentration. It also helps in reducing weight. It can also be taken as a “natural laxative” and can improve your digestive system.
In a study, scientists get to know that Triphala is a strong and effective solution and was also effective in reducing plaque and gingivitis. It not only reduces these problems but also heals with its benefits in cavities and bleeding gums.
Triphala has protective components that shield human skin cells and protects the epidermis and on dermal fibroblasts, these are the cells that help the skin adapt to various conditions and have all the injuries to protect the skin. This also gets healed with Triphala.
Collagen is the most essential protein in our bodies. It’s a major component that is required by our body in connective tissues which further helps in making various body parts such as ligaments, muscles, tendons, and others. Collagen is the main component in your body which is responsible to give structure to our body and it also strengthens bones.
It is researched that Triphala helps in reducing glucose levels in human blood. Triphala, including ellagitannins and gallotannins which PPAR -alpha and gamma signaling. These two are responsible for the responsiveness of insulin. With enhanced PPAR – alpha and gamma there’s a decrease in insulin production in the body which helps diabetes patients.
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Triphala digestive properties make food digest easily and with isabgol husk and senna extract, these help in constipation showed improvement in bowel movement frequency, incomplete evacuation, and other symptoms associated with constipation.
Caution to Triphala Users
Pregnant women need to consult with their doctor before adding it to their daily diet. Women who are nourishing their babies should also ask doctors first. Triphala wouldn’t work if you are intaking weight losing medicines. Before adding anything to your daily diet think once. It has Gastrointestinal side effects which cause loose stools. People who are intaking cytochrome P450 (CYP) in medicines, Triphala can show side effects on them.