Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Triphala Guggulu | Benefits and composition of Triphala Guggul

Triphala Guggulu is an ayurvedic formulation of several herbs. Triphala refers to the three fruits Emblica officinalis, Terminalia belerica and Terminalia chebulia. A major component of this formulation is also Guggul or Commiphora wightii. The fifth herb is Long pepper or Piper longum.

Triphala is in itself an ayurvedic medicine used for a variety of conditions including digestive disorders and obesity.

Guggul is well known for its cholesterol normalizing properties as well as improving mobility of joints in inflammatory conditions.

Piper longum or long pepper is beneficial for the gastrointestinal tract. It is useful in constipation and indigestion. It has also traditionally been used in medicines for respiratory conditions, urinary system, sciatica and for pain and inflammation.
The Triphala Guggulu formulation is said to be excellent for removing toxins from the body - both from the gastro-intestinal tract as well as from joints and tissues. It helps to clear the digestive tract, promote food absorption and improve metabolism. It has also been shown in clinical studies to prevent cartilage degradation by inhibiting hyaluronidase and collagenase. It is used in various ayurvedic medicines for arthritis, joint pain, piles, fistulas and other conditions resulting from inflammation.

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