Triphala made of Aralu (අරළු) • Bulu (බුළු) • Nelli (නෙල්ලි)

Literally meaning “three fruits”, Thriphala is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulation consisting of three fruits native to the Indian subcontinent: Nelli (Phyllanthus emblica), Bulu (Terminalia bellirica) and Aralu (Terminalia chebula). It is recommended to consume one to two tablets at a time after meals for better results.

Benefits of Triphala

  • Assists natural internal cleansing.
  • Gently maintains regularity.
  • Nourishes and rejuvenates the tissues.
  • Supports healthy digestion and absorption.
  • Natural antioxidant.
  • Neutralizes abdominal acidity.

Triphala is most commonly known for its use as a gentle bowel tonic, being helpful in digestion, and supporting regular bowel movements. The combination of the three fruits has a synergistic effect to bolster many other systems as well. In addition to the GI tract, Ayurveda uses triphala to support healthy respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, and nervous systems. Triphala has also been shown to be a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.The three fruits involved in making triphala are also known for their individual effects as below.

  • Nelli (Phyllanthus emblica) - Has a cooling effect that manages pitta, supporting the natural functions of the liver and the immune system.
  • Bulu (Terminalia bellirica) - Is particularly good for kapha, supporting the respiratory system as well as kapha accumulations in all systems.
  • Aralu (Terminalia chebula) - Though having a heating nature, it is still good for all three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha). Is known for its “scraping” effect, which removes toxins and helps maintain healthy levels of weight.