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Triphala Churna Benefits, Ingredients, Dose, Side Effects, How to Take

Triphala churna is one of the most famous and widely used Ayurvedic product. It comes in herbal powder form. Tri means three, Phala means fruit. It is made of three fruits. 


  • Triphala is a powerful source of antioxidants.
  • It helps to calm Kapha and Pitta
  • It is used regularly in patients having prediabetes.
  • It is also used in the treatment for diabetes, due to its rich anti-oxidant property.
  • Water decoction / Kashaya prepared with Triphala powder is used to treat non healing wounds. learn how to prepare triphala kashaya
  • It is extremely beneficial in skin diseases
  • It is good for improving eyesight and to treat computer vision syndrome
  • It helps to improve taste.
  • It is also used in the treatment of chronic fever.
  • Triphala churna is useful to relieve laziness.
  • Triphala weight loss – It is also used in the treatment of obesity.

Triphala for IBS C:
Triphala churna is very useful in treating irritable bowel syndrome associated with constipation. Haritaki is very good in easing bowel movements.
Vibhitaki helps to improve digestion strength and
Amla balances Pitta.
For the treatment of IBS C, usually Triphala churna is administered in a dose of 1 teaspoon at night, before food with water. Even  a dose of 2 teaspoon per day (1 teaspoon twice a day) can be administered if the constipation is severe.
Triphala along with other medicines such as Indukanta ghrita, Kashaya, Manasamitra vatakam etc are administered together to treat IBS C.


Triphala ingredients: 
it is made of three fruits. The dry powder of fruit rind of these three fruits are mixed in equal proportions.

  • Amla – Emblica officinalis – Indian gooseberry
  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – Chebulic Myrobalan
  • Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica – Belleric Myrobalan

Sanskrit Shloka Verse

Synonyms and Dosage

Phala trika, Vara.
Trifla Churn, Triphala churan – this term is widely used in north India
Triphala choorna, Triphala churnam – these terms are famous in Kerala and Tamil Nadu
Baidyanath Triphala churn, SKM Siddha & Ayurveda Company manufactures Thiriphala Chooranam.

Triphala Choornam

Triphala Dosage
Triphala churna dosage is – 1 – 3 grams with honey, ghee or warm water, before food.
Triphala tablet – 1 – 2 tablets – once or twice a day, usually before food.
Triphala capsule – 1 – 2 capsule – once or twice a day, usually before food.

If you are taking Triphala to improve taste, or to treat oral ulcers, then it makes sense to take it in churna (powder) form. For any other purpose, it can be taken in tablet or capsule form.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Side effects and Reference

 These are the side effects reported by my clients so far.
Burning sensation in the body. (Patient was having sensitive stomach).
Triphala capsule – Increased dryness
Lack of sleep.

It is used as a daily tonic by many, due to its rich anti-oxidant activity. People with diabetes need to inform doctor, if they are taking Triphala choornam.

Triphala churna reference: Bhavaprakasha Nighantu, Haritakyadi Varga, 42,43
Reference of Thiriphala Chooranam: Siddha Vaidhiya Thirattu.

Normal Triphala vs. 1:2:3 or 1:2:4 Triphala

Triphala is a combination of tri = 3, phala = fruits
Haritaki – Chebulic myrobalan
Vibhitaki – Belleric myrobalan
Amalaki – Amla fruits

Default rule:
There is a default rule in Ayurvedic medicine manufacturing, which states that if in a composition, if the proportion of individual ingredients.
bhoge anukte tu sāmyaṃ syāt – Sharangdhara Samhita Poorvakhanda, 1st Chapter.

By this rule, if in a description if the word triphala is mentioned, without mentioning the proportions, then by default, it is to be understood as 1:1:1. All the ingredients are taken in equal quantities.

Classical reference:
In the description of herbs Bhavaprakasha Nighantu is probably the most reputed textbook.

It explains,
पथ्याबिभीतधात्रीणां फलैः स्यात्त्रिफला समैः |
फलत्रिकञ्च त्रिफला सा वरा च प्रकीर्तिता ||३९||
त्रिफला कफपित्तघ्नी मेहकुष्ठहरा सरा |
चक्षुष्या दीपनी रुच्या विषमज्वरनाशिनी ||४०||

pathyā bibhīta dhātrīṇāṃ phalaiḥ – Fruits of Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla
syāt triphalā – is called Triphala.
samaiḥ – Here, ingredients are taken in equal quantities.
phalatrikañca triphalā sā varā ca prakīrtitā – it is called Phalatrika, Vara (a great medicine)
triphalā kaphapittaghnī – Triphala balances Kapha and Pitta Doshas
meha – Useful in urinary disorders associated with frequent urination, Urinary tract infection, diabetes.
kuṣṭhaharā – useful in skin diseases
sarā – enables easy movement of bowels and contents in all body channels
cakṣuṣyā – good for eyes
dīpanī – kindles digestion strength
rucyā – useful in anorexia
viṣamajvaranāśinī – useful in chronic recurrent fever.
This description by Acharya Bhavamishra, the author of Bhavaprakasha clearly says that the equal proportion of Triphala was most commonly used.

There are only solitary explanations of Triphala, where 1:2:3 or 1:2:4 proportions are mentioned.
This does not mean that an equal proportion combination is better than the 1:2:3 or 4.

Haritaki content
In equal proportions, it is 33 %
In 1:2:3, it is 16.67%.

Out of the three components, Haritaki is more potent in easing the bowels.
So, if you have constipation, then equal quantity Triphala is better than 1:2:3.
If you do not have the constipation issue, then 1:2:3 is better.
Fat burning, cholesterol, obesity reduction, bloating, hoarseness of voice, urinary disorders, abdominal discomfort etc. In these conditions, equal quantity Triphala is better.

Triphala Churna – Ayurvedic Powder for Constipation and Digestive Problems

Hot vs. Cold:
Out of the three, the first 2 fruits are hot and amla is cold.
In 1:2:3, Amla is equal to the other 2 fruits.
So, 1:2:3 version is heat neutral, good for large masses.
Equal proportion Triphala is slightly hot, good for those seeking improvement in digestion, obesity, fever etc.
1:2:4 is colder. Good for those having burning sensation, gastritis etc.

Amla content:
Amla content is higher in 1:2:3 and 4.
So, if you want more amla fruits, vitamin C, antioxidants and seeking improved hair quality, then 1:2:3 or 4 is better for you.

All in all, both have their own advantages, and it is not fair to say that one is better than the other.

Triphala with milk

Triphala contains Amla fruit, which has sour taste. Sour tasting fruits along with milk is contra indicated as per Charaka Samhita, 27th Chapter.
It is also seen that Triphala, when added to milk, curdles it. Hence, Triphala, if taken along with milk can cause digestion weakness and bloating. Hence it is best to avoid milk with Triphala.
If you take Triphala, it is best to wait for at least 30-60 minutes before taking milk.

Shloka- Sanskrit verse

Triphala Churna benefits


Presentation of Thiriphala Chooranam:
Pack of 100 g & 500 g


How to use Triphala for weight loss?
Triphala is very useful in the treatment of obesity.
1. Triphala is consumed in a dose of 1 teaspoon, 2 times a day, after food with a cup of water, for the purpose of weight loss.
2. Triphala is administered in a dose of 1 teaspoon mixed with a teaspoon of honey. This paste is swallowed with water, before or after food, once or two times a day.

How to use Triphala for Fistula problem?
Curing fistula just with Triphala cannot be guaranteed. However, symptoms can be improved.
Oral intake of  5 grams of Triphala – once or twice a day, after food for 1 month is useful in healing the fistula faster.
A big teaspoon of triphala is added to hot water. Or triphala is added to a bucket of water, heated. This water is used for sitz bath to relieve pus formation.

Making Triphala Kashaya from Choorna

SKM Thiriphala Chooranam

Indications of Thiriphala Chooranam as per SKM Company:

  • l [constipation] Malachikka
  • [cough/bronchitis] Irumal
  • [stomatitis] Vaippum
  • [conjunctivitis]. Neerum peelaiyum vadiyum kannoi
  • It allays the severity of diabetes mellitus.
  • It allays the severity of diabetes mellitus.
  • Used as a general tonic especially for eyes with equal quantities of honey or ghee.

Triphala with licorice

Under what circumstances Triphala can be administered with licorice?
Answer by Dr JV Hebbar
Triphala and licorice compliment each other very well. When they are used together, they fill the mutual void.
They are useful together,
a. To target common organs of both the herbs, more efficiently – eyes, hair, stomach, intestines, heart, cholesterol, anti aging rejuvenation.
b. To counter slightly hot net effect of triphala with coldness of yashtimadhu. c. Licorice is told as unctuous by Bhavaprakasha. Net effect of triphala is slightly drying, mainly due to astringent taste of Triphala.
d. Triphala is tridoshahara bor more targeted on kapha and Pitta. Licorice being sweet, brings in the vatahara effect to the equation.
e. Triphala with licorice is especially good for eyes. These two, along with Iron calx (Loha bhasma), honey and ghee are made into a medicine called Saptamrita lauha, which is used for the treatment of a variety of eye disorders.

Q: In your Article on ‘Hareetaki’  it is given that it has five tastes including its seed kernel and seed.Because of all these Rasas it is said to Balance Tridoshas.
Does Triphala churnam contain the seed and its kernel powder also? It hasnot been specified whether it is ‘Ushna’ or ‘Sheeta’ herb?

Usually only the fruit rinds of Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla are used in Triphala. But yet, it balances all the three Doshas.

When it comes to Ushna (hot) or Sheet (cold) – Amla is mildly cold, Haritaki and Vibhitaki are slightly hot. So, overall effect of Triphala is hot.

Q: I would really appreciate if you can advise, how do I take Triphala daily basis, i want to lose my weight, i searched on the web and it is said that we have to take it with honey or lemon, cant i just take with normal water in the night before sleep? or in the early morning?
You can take it – one teaspoon with normal water, at night, bed time. Just take the Triphala into your mouth and swallow it with water. You can take it for 3 months.
Is it necessary to take the churna directly in mouth? if yes then why?
Not very necessarily. It is left to your comfort. Some people mix it with water and drink it or if it is advised with honey, they make a paste of it with honey. The point is, it has to enter your stomach. 🙂 The choice of co-drink – warm water, honey etc, is left to your doctor’s choice.

Can I eat triphala churan with honey?
Yes, if you aren’t diabetic. It is good for eyes. 

I have seen many says that it helps to lower cholesterol levels, is that so? If yes then for what period one should take it.? Also, I have seen a study where it shows Triphala churna has its own side effects, interesting a website states that it may cause “gastrointestinal problems such as gas, upset stomach and diarrhea” What do you say about this? If the study is not true then can I take Triphala churna as general medicine for improving over all health and lower my cholesterol levels?
Triphala churna helps in weight loss and also to lower cholesterol. It can be used for a long period of time. (4 – 6 months), except for pregnant and lactating mothers.
It does not cause gas or stomach upset. But in some people with very sensitive stomach, it may cause loose stools. (it cannot be called as diarrhoea.)
You can take Triphala Choorna to lower your cholesterol.

Is it okay to buy Trifla with any well known company?
All the three ingredients are very cheap and hence, usually there is no admixture done. Hence, it is safe to buy Triphala from any well known company

Other than the digestive tract, which dhatus does Triphala help to remove toxins from?
Triphala has its effects on Gastro intestinal tract, liver, spleen, eyes, circulatory system (heart and blood vessels) and immune system.

What are some good ways for thin people to take triphala long term?
Because Triphala is cleansing (Shodhana) in nature, it is not usually recommended for thin people. However a think adult can take half a teaspoon of Triphala along with a teaspoon of ghee at night. The nourishing qualities of ghee would negotiate the cleansing effect of Triphala.
Trifala and ghee can be made into paste form and can be swallowed in with half a cup of lukewarm water.

Triphala Rasayana

How to take Triphala Rasayan – Triphala for anti aging benefits:
Source: Charaka Chikitsa Sthana 1.3

Triphala Rasayana:
The following are the four rejuvenating recipes of Triphala
1. Along with honey and ghee, a person should take the following after the previous meal is digested (i.e., early morning)
1 Abhaya – Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
2 Bibhitaki fruits before food (Terminalia bellirica) and
4 Amalaki fruits  after food.

Duration:  One year
Benefits: A person lives for one hundred years free from old age and diseases.

Triphal Rasayan – 2
A new iron vessel should be pasted with the Triphala paste (Kalka) for 24 hours.
This paste is administered with honey and water.
After its digestion, one should take a lot of fat (Prabhuta Sneha Ashanam)
By using this recipe continually for one year, one can live for one hundred years, free from ageing and diseases.

Triphala Rasayanam – 3
Triphala mixed with

  • Madhuka – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra,
  • Tugaksheeri
  • Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum ,
  • Honey, Ghee and Sugar, is an effective anti ageing recipe.

Triphala Rasayanam – 4
Triphala along with

  • Sarva Lauha,
  • Suvarna (gold)
  • Vacha – Acorus calamus
  • honey, Ghee
  • Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes,
  • Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum and
  • Lavana – Rock salt

The above mixture is administered continually for one year.
It is conducive to the advancement of

  • Medha – intellect
  • Smrti – memory
  • Bala – Strength
  • Ayus – longevity and
  • Dhana – wealth.

It prevents ageing and diseases [41-47]


Research on usage of Triphala Churna for weight loss:
As per an experimental study conducted on effect of Triphala and its constituents on ameliorate visceral adiposity from a high-fat diet in mice with diet-induced obesity, conducted by Gurjar S, Pal A, Kapur S, the following conclusion was drawn –
The research team’s results showed that mice fed a High fat diet for 10-week period, supplemented with herbal preparation(s) of triphala or its constituents, resulted in significant reductions in body weight (P < .0001), energy intake, and percentage of body fat (P < .001), Herbal treatment significantly improved the lipid profiles of the mice by lowering serum total cholesterol (Total-C), TG, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C).

Triphala for hemorrhoids:
Triphala is administered along with buttermilk for the treatment of hemorrhoids (Charaka Chikitsa Sthana 14th chapter).

3 Ayurvedic Eye Discharge Remedies With Triphala

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Master Sushruta explains that there are four types of eye discharges, called Netra srava.

  • Purulent eye discharges (Puya Srava)
  • Mucus eye discharges (Shleshma Srava or Kaphaja Srava)
  • Blood or blood mixed eye discharges (Raktaja Srava)
  • Watery eye discharges of different colors (Pittaja Srava)

Related reading – Eye discharge (Netra Srava)

These secretions occur in the inner canthus (inner eye angle).
Effective treatments for in Yoga Ratnakara treatise
Principles behind eye discharge remedies –
These formulations are prepared using herbs which have the below mentioned properties –
Grahi (absorbing)
Shoshaka (drying) properties.
Rasayana effect (rejuvenating, immune modulating)

Therefore, these formulations are used to treat netra sravas and to stop the discharges effectively. Even difficult and chronic cases of netra srava were treated using these formulations comprehensively.

Triphala, Jamun, Rasanjana (extract of Berberis aristata), mango and cotton fruit – all have absorbing and drying properties. They arrest excessive discharges and dry up small amount of discharges. Triphala and Pippali are the best Rasayanas for the eye.

Siravedha or venesection (a form of raktamokshana or bloodletting) is also advised in Netrasrava.

Use of Triphala tea (Kwatha)
Decoction of Triphala (fruits of Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica and Emblica officinalis should be skillfully used to treat the netra sravas.

  • In eye discharge due to Kapha(Kaphaja Srava) – Triphala Kwatha should be administered mixed with honey.
  • In eye discharge due to blood vitiation and Pitta – Triphala Kwatha should be used mixed with ghrita or ghee.
  • In eye discharge due to Kapha (Kaphaja Srava) – Triphala Kwatha should be used mixed with long pepper.

Along with these recipes according to the doshas, Sira Vedha or venesection (a form of bloodletting in which the veins around the affected area are cut to let off the contaminated blood) should be performed.
Read related: How To Prepare Triphala Kwath

Triphala Collyrium

Collyrium wicks (Anjana Varti) prepared with Triphala is useful as collyrium to relieve discharge. This is useful because of astringent principles.

Seed pulps of the fruits of Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amalaki are taken in the ration of 3:2:1. They are rubbed in water and wick is prepared (varti). This varti or wick is used to as collyrium in netra sravas.

This is said to arrest even the most stubborn, difficult and chronic discharges occurring from the eyes.

Triphala with Honey

Can Triphala with honey be given for balancing Vata dosha and to relieve neuropathy pain and to improve skin health? 
Dr JV Hebbar 
Triphala is a simple combination of three fruits – Haritaki, Amla and Vibhitaki. It is extremely useful in a variety of skin diseases. It is used for the treatment of non healing wounds, diabetic foot, abscess, piles, fistula etc. It clears skin infection very effectively. 
Triphala mainly balances Kapha and Pitta Dosha. Its dominant taste is astringent and due to it, it can cause dryness. 
Triphala and Vata dosha have some love-hate relationship. 

Triphala use can cause some amount of skin dryness. Dryness is a quality of Vata dosha. So, Triphala can increase Vata dosha on the skin. But Triphala relieves bloating and acts as a very mild and safe laxative, so it reduces gas and Vata dosha in the gut. 
Read: Triphala Churna Benefits, Ingredients, Dose, Side Effects, How to Take

Triphala is an effective anti ageing medicine. It rejuvenates the tissues and organs and is safe for long term use. Ageing and degenerative tissue damage is due to aggravated Vata dosha. So, Triphala balances Vata dosha to rejuvenate the body tissues, especially of liver, digestive tract, eyes and pancreas. 
Read: Rasayana Therapy (Anti Ageing, Rejuvenation) Benefits, Meaning, Medicines
Honey, though sweet, is drying in nature. Therefore honey balances Kapha dosha but it can increase Vata dosha. 

Read: Honey Qualities, Usage, Remedies, Ayurvedic Benefits
So, Triphala with honey is not an ideal combination for Vata balance and to treat neuropathy or such other neurological conditions. 
Rather, Triphala with Sesame oil or Triphala with Ksheerabala capsule is a better combination for the said purpose. 

Usual dose of Triphala is one teaspoon once or twice a day. If taken with sesame oil, then it is mixed with a teaspoon of sesame oil and swallowed with a cup of lukewarm water. 
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Triphala with ghee vs Triphala Ghritham 

Instead of Triphala ghrita, can Triphala powder be taken with ghee? 
Dr JV Hebbar 
Triphala is a simple combination of three anti aging fruits – Amla, Haritaki and Vibhitaki. 
Triphala ghritha is a medicated ghee. Here, Triphala is cooked with ghee and water. The final product after cooking contains medicinal qualities of Triphala embedded in the ghee medium. 
Read: Triphala Ghrita Benefits, Dose, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients
Triphala churna is powder mix of these three fruits. It is often advised along with ghee. 
Question is, can one be used in the place of the other? 

Consider rice and water. 
We can cook rice in water and consume it we can consume raw rice powder with water. The difference is very clear. 
Triphala ghritha is is a carefully, crafted formulation. Here, first Triphala decoction is made, filtered, then added with ghee and paste of triphala and all these are cooked well to get the triphala ghrita. It is extensively used in eye disorders. 

Triphala powder with ghee, on the other hand is used for wound healing, to improve digestion, as mild laxative, used for skin diseases with itching etc.
Both are valid combinations, but meant for different purposes.

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

120 thoughts on “Triphala Churna Benefits, Ingredients, Dose, Side Effects, How to Take”

  1. Not very necessarily. It is left to your comfort. Some people mix it with water and drink it or if it is advised with honey, they make a paste of it with honey. The point is, it has to enter your stomach. 🙂
    The choice of co-drink – warm water, honey etc, is left to your doctor’s choice.

  2. if i apply kumkumadi thailam everyday will i be fairer, in what propotion i should use and when i have pimple marks more and dull face
    so can you please suggest me any medicine

  3. Hello Doc! my face colour is quiet different from my body colour i guess this is due to tanning!.. i play very much in sun…. i want to get my original colour back! please help me ! i was born fair but due to playing a lot in sun i lost my fairness a bit.. ! please help Doctor !!

  4. hello doc i had been using using triphla churna since last 4 years..i found it temporary treatment of constipation..my problem is still there..plz advice me something

  5. Dear Anu, if you have pcos, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly, rather than trying with Triphala. There are better medicines.
    General dose for Triphala Churna is – 1 teaspoon 2 times a day with water / honey / ghee.
    Milk should not be consumed just before or after Triphala consumption.

  6. You can take Triphala as a general remedy for constipation. But it is not a complete medicine to help in conceiving. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor for proper advice. As a general daily remedy, you can take Triphala.

  7. Sir, triphala is famous for colon cleansing that’s why i started taking it because i don’t get proper pressure in the morning. So, when i take it with water, my problem is solved BUT when i take it with honey (as it was said by you that it can be consumed by honey too), it does not help at all! Only when i mix it with water and take it, then only it helps me, otherwise, it does not WHY? I chose honey because i could not tolerate its taste but now its not proving helpful. 🙁

  8. hello doctor,

    I have stomach acidity problems and I was thinking to use the triphala powder.when should I take it? before dinner or after dinner?

  9. Hello Doctor, Greetings! I shall be grateful if you write something about Ritu Triphala i.e.
    consuming triphala along with jaggery from 14th may to 13th july, with saindev salt from 14th july to 13th september with desi khand from 14th sept to 13 nov, with saunt (dried ginger powder) from 14th nov to 13th jan, with pipal (lendi) churna from 14th jan to 12th march and lastly with honey from 14th march to 13th may. Consuming in this way upto 12 years is reputed to give you umpteen benefits. How far this is true??? The above details from the hindi book Swadeshi Chikitsa Saar by Dr. Ajit Mehta.

      • Hi Dr, what is the dfifference between triphala and triphala churna?? Not suited for me? I have been taking Triphala capsules 2x a day for 6 months now, as suggested by my ayurvedic doctor. Now I am confused. I read that people use to lose weight, I still have not gained weight. I now weight 96 lbs. I need help. Thanks

  10. Dear Doctor, since 8 to 10 years, I have severe itching and acne on scalp (diagnosed as acne miliaris). I took allopathic medicine and it works but it should be taken for months together and hence has lot of side effects. Later I consulted lot of ayurvedic specialists but condition did not resolve. The last doctor suggested me to apply ‘triphala’ on scalp and take bath every day. It gives me immense relief. But few hours after taking bath, the problem again starts. Later I started applying triphala even after bath and leave it on scalp the whole day. This is really working great and for the first time in 8 years, I’m free of intense itch and acne. But I’m only free of symptoms as long as triphala is there on my scalp. I wanted to know if there are any side effects applying triphala 24 hours- 365 days. I’m really happy with it and I have been using it since almost a year without any side effects. your advice would be valuable.
    Also please let me know if there is any other better churna to apply for scalp (none of the thailams are working, in fact its worsening). Thank you.

    • Hi, thanks for a very good question. Haritaki and Vibhitaki are having Ushnaveerya – hot potency. Amla is coolant.
      So, overall effect of Triphala is slightly hot. But it is not as hot as – say, ginger or long pepper that warm nature people should avoid it.
      Warm nature people (Pitta dominant) can tolerate Triphala very well.

  11. I am 45yrs mother of 2 .I underwent medical abortion at 6 weeks of pregnancy on 1aug 15.I was supposed to undergo sonogrpy at 15 weeks …but went late on 24tf aug. THe Doctor said there is 13mm clot in the uterus and it has to be removed by D &C. I stay alone with small kids who need my full attention. Please help me . Can tripala remove this clot. Please help me at the earliest as i am mentally disturbed.

  12. Sir
    You have suggested three methods of intake:

    (i)With honey, ghee or warm water before food
    (ii) With warm water before bed
    (iii) Triphala Rasayane to be take with honey and ghee in morning
    Is there any difference in the effect of these three methods?

    • 1.in general, triphala choorna is administered along with honey, or ghee or warm water before food.
      2.triphala choorna when advised for the treatment of constipation is to be administered along with warm or hot water at bed tome.
      3.triphala rasayana is different and the method of preparation is given in the context, which is generally administered with honey and ghee in the morning time before food.

  13. Hello Doctor, I have been taking Triphala Juice 20ml daily for last 2 months. I have Gastritis and also taking Alopathic Gas tablet on empty stomach every morning. When is the good time for me to take Triphala and howlong i can continue to take it. Thanks a lot for your kind response.

  14. Hello doctor.. i needed some clarification about triphala.. is it advisable to take triphala churnam if planning for kids.. does it increases chances ofmiscarriage in intial weeks of pregnancy.. and also can triphala churnam be taken even after the expiry date on the box.. generally as the ayurvedic medicines doesnot have an expiry date.. can you please suggest for my above questions

    • Sir, You can use Triphala powder to wash your hair. You can grow your hair with the application of Triphala powder and Aloe vera. You can add some of the powder into warm water and form a paste. Apply it directly on your scalp and wash it off after some minutes.

  15. Sir, I need clarity on 2 scenarios……

    1) What is the effect if Triphala (2 tablets – IMPCOPS) is taken in the morning before breakfast ( empty Stomach) ?

    2) What is the effect if Triphala is taken ( same dose as above) before going to bed with water.

    There are several advise given by many people on when to take Triphala….Please advise…

  16. What is the Dose of Triphala Tablets to be used by a diabetic patient.
    And should this be consumed before food or after food.

    Please reply

    • Hello Sir, Triphala tablet – 1 – 2 tablets – once or twice a day, usually before food.

      Note: the doses of Ayurvedic medicines are not fixed. Exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.

  17. Hello Madam, Line of Treatment for Eczema
    Treatment of Vicharchika should be carried out like that of Kushta.
    Vamana (vomiting treatment),
    Virechana (purgation treatment) and
    Raktamokshana (blood letting) are the priorities of treatments of skin diseases .

    Kindly consult a Ayurvedic Physician he/she might lay down these panchakarma procedures accordingly.
    For more information regarding Eczema you can see this link: http://easyayurveda.com/2014/09/10/eczema-causes-ayurvedic-treatment-medicines-remedies/

  18. Hi
    I took triphala guggul for 1 week for weight loss after which my periods started ea r lier than usual and lasted for 10 days which otherwise is for about only 4 days. Should I continue with triphala guggul or stop it..Please suggest

  19. Good to read reviews very help full.
    My problem is frequent release of gas throught day, stomach gets heavy after noon and in the evening. Morning always have feeling my stomach is not clean.
    Pls suggest doses of triphla powder or tablets in a day i need to take.

  20. Hello Doctor

    Thank you for the wonderful article. Your article and most of the Triphala Churna available commercially has all 3 fruits in equal weight.
    Some references say to make Triphala in ratio 1:2:4 for Haritaki, Bibhitaki & Amla for long term use? Is that true? What are other ratios in which Triphala can be made and their uses for different conditions?

    • Hi, usually Triphala is – all the three in equal parts.
      some sell it with 1:2:4 (Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Amla) based on some rare traditional references. The difference is – the amount of Amalaki is more in the 1:2:4 combination and
      a. it is ideal for those who have diarrhea and who do not wish to have the laxative effect and
      b. it is ideal for those having high Pitta. The excess of Amla, being coolant, nullifies the hotness of haritaki and Vibhitaki. So, Triphala is such is slightly hot. But 1:2:4 Triphala is quite heat neutral.

  21. Hi
    Iam using triphaladi churnam from kottakal from past week at night
    Iam feeling little bloated when I wake up
    Haven’t reduced weight and I feel like Iam increasing ,
    29 yrs old

    • Sookshma Triphala is – regular Triphala – triturated with Kajjali. Here, it carries the same benefits of Triphala, in a smaller dose.
      It is said that it yields enhanced effect. Ayurveda Rasashala also markets Sookshma Triphala.

  22. Hello Doctor,

    I had written to you earlier on delayed periods and triphala consumption. Is it ok to continue with triphala after periods?
    Will consuming just Amla powder give same benefits?

      • Thank you!
        I just found out that the Triphala purchased here in USA has equal proportion of the Haritaki, bibhitaki and Amalaki and was taking this. I have purchased each separate and mixed them in 1:2:4 proportion as mentioned above.

  23. Hi doctor, I have consulted an ayurvedic doctor for hair fall.. he suggested to take TriPhala tablet and thalisathi tablet twice a day. But i am getting stomach irritation after eating the tablets. Please suggest if i should continue with the tablets.

  24. What is the proper ratio of the 3 fruits? Most companies sell 1:1:1 products but I’ve read in some places that it should best be 1:2:4 ratio of bibhitaki:haritaki:amalaki. Its a pretty big difference. What are your thoughts about this and do you know of any company who sells the 1:2:4 version? Thanks

  25. Dear Dr Hebbar,

    As per Maharishi Vagabhat, the proportion of fruits in triphala should be 1(haritaki) : 2(bibhitaki) : 3(amla). While most of the churnas sold in market have equal proportion of all three fruits. Can you please elaborate on this.


  26. Triphala and haritaki both balance tridoshas . Which is better out of the two for taking daily ?
    Have also heard that quality of triphala depends on quality of haritaki as long haritaki is better . Pls suggest any brand using best quality haritaki in making triphala ?

  27. I am a average weight person and I take 1 spoon of triphala +honey+ warm water first thing in the morning. This causes mild diarrhoea towards the end of the motion passing, but my colon is clean enough that I feel hunger immediately. Is this is a form of Nithya Virechana ? Is this good for long term if used daily ?

  28. Hi Doctor, I have been having itchy sensitivity skin in my nostrils. It developed into lots of sneezing in my early age and now it has turned to DNS with sensitivity. I got the sensitivity cured by yoga (pranayama, sutra neti and Jala neti) a long while ago when i was in teens. I left performing yoga due to consitipation and lifestyle issues. Now, the sensitivity is back. My sinuses get filled and i start to develop sinus headaches. It is debilitating because even small spurt in sounds, light is irritable. The headache seems to be there for long periods till i take allopathic medicines and then returns back after a month or so.

    Does triphala help in my case (1-repitetive bowel movement, 2-sinus headaches trigerred by extreme sensitivity)

    Pls help.

  29. How and when should we consume Triphala purely for its polyphenols and anti oxidant benefits, without losing a lot of weight or without going through the laxative effects? Can you also make a video on preparing the Triphala rasayana? Many thanks.

  30. Hi I taking triphala powder with lemon one small tea spoon night and early in the morning as well. every morning i got loose motion about two times. after that it is okay. is it normal or triphala’s side effect?



  31. Does Triphala churna causes acne/pimple?
    When i started taking it,
    1st week there were no pimples but on the 8th day pimples started appearing and they are not going now.
    Should I continue churna or not?

  32. Sir, I have tried triphala several times for periods of time from 3 weeks to 8 weeks.
    It clearly worsen constipation but allieviates most other problems. Any suggestion on how to keep taking triphala while soften the constipation induced by it?

  33. Hi Sir,

    Which Company Sells Triphala Churna or tablet with this proportion 1:2:4 (Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Amla).

    Can you please suggests few companies name which i can buy in Pune Maharashtra.

    I have high Pitta Prakruti .

    Thanks in advance.

  34. Provide details about trikatu-churna also. Is rikatu-churna & triphala-churna same else what is difference & its benefits

  35. hello sir
    My weight is 100 kg. my body is a heat one. I get lumps due to heat frequently. Iam eager to take tripala soornam. Is tripala creates more heat? Can a heat body person take tripala? please reply me sir. Iam in last hope with tripala to lose weight.

    afreen thagir

  36. Greetings Dr Hebbar

    My mother started taking triphala and reported dryness in skin as mentioned in one of the side effects column. How do i take triphala so that the dryness does not manifest. My mother has irregular bowel movements.

    Kindly help!!


  37. Namaskaram Dr. Hebbar,

    Can I take triphala alsong with Ashwagandha and Haridrakhanda (all three) mixed together with honey.
    Also, I wuld like to introduce this to my family.
    So, I just add these to the food i am cooking. Is this ok.
    Please advice.
    Many thanks for your reply.

  38. Namaste Dr Hebbar
    How to use Triphala or Haritaki for its rasayana/tonic/nutritional/antioxidative benefits rather than for constipation ?

  39. Hello Dr. Hebbar,
    I’m regular use of Ayurvedic medicines due to Sinusitis and throat issues I started taking Triphala. For the first month, all symptoms started disappearing including digestive issues like aide reflux… But in the second month, I started getting side effects burning sensation near the hip, and also discomfort in my legs. Felt like something sucking and also difficulty walking. After stopping for a couple of days symptoms stopped. If I continue to take after a week again symptoms appear. I don’t have any health issues. Is this a serious side effect?


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