I had a good experience of using this Triphala churna for gut-related health.
There were symptoms of long-standing acidity, mucus stools, and frequent stools due to intestinal irritably.
On taking this medicine twice a day, the relief of the symptoms was immediate.
I had to take medicine for almost ten days continuously to get rid of the symptoms permanently.
Triphala churna is a combination powder of three herbs.
The herbs include Emblic myrobalan, Terminalia chebula, and Terminalia bellirica (Also an ingredient of the I-Tone eye drops.
Each of these herbs has prominent medicinal properties.
When combined, they give a different set of health benefits.
It is a part of the Ayurvedic medicine system and hence has a very long history of use.
It is available as powder, tablets and even in liquid form.
Triphala Churna Benefits
The following are the benefits of this natural medicine when used in recommended doses.
1. It reduces gastric acidity.
2. It reduced intestinal irritability and thereby helped form well-formed stools.
3. It also minimizes mucus formation and expulsion in stools in the case of food irritation.
4. Since it controls acidity, it relieves gas formation and pain in the stomach.
5. It enhances digestion and also promotes the absorption of digested food.
6. It relieves constipation and thereby helps in the removal of toxins.
7. With overall effects, it rejuvenates health.
Most of these actions seem to be the result of tannin components in the formulation.
Tannins, in general, precipitate the proteins and make the surface harder. This is called an astringent effect.
Hence, I assume this drug’s effects in the gut are due to astringent effects on the gut mucosa. Since the effect is immediate, we get the relief very fast.
How to use the drug?
If given in the form of churna, I advise a tablespoon full for adults twice daily.
The churna has to be mixed with water and swallowed. The churna may also taste bitter, but if you mixed well, it would be sweeter a bit.
If you hate taking churna due to bad taste, then prefer the tablets instead.
Also, mixing in natural drinking water may form clumps. So use lukewarm water to mix the powder. There will be no clumps formed when warm water is used.
For tablets and liquid formulation, go as per instructions on the label.
If tablets are used, the dosing would be accurate, and loss due to attachment to the utensils would be minimum.
For the safer side, start with a small dose like one or half of the tablespoon. For children, we did not mention it because it would seem bitter and they may vomit it.
Also, this formulation is used to cleanse your gut and protect from harsh food or meal. So whenever you feel you have consumed harsh food like at parties, go for a dose of this herbal medicine. It would help to overcome the discomfort in the stomach.
It would also be good to consume this formulation in times of intense stress conditions like traveling or hectic work. This Triphala will help save the gut from the formation of acidity and ulcers in the stomach.