HOW TO USE:
½ - 1 tsp of Triphala powder can be added to a glass of warm water to drink. Best taken at night.
Why Kerala Ayurveda’s Organic Triphala Powder?
Certain highly-revered Ayurvedic herbs have been shown in scientific studies to be beneficial in promoting healthy metabolic function by addressing blood sugar imbalances and other critical diabetes and metabolic health issues including weight management. Kerala Ayurveda’s Organic Triphala Powder is one such medicine.
Organic Triphala (the three fruits) powder is an Ayurvedic, polyherbal preparation comprising three ingredients which are all native to India: bibhitaki, amalaki, and haritaki. Each fruit is thought to positively impact and support the body’s three doshas which are elemental forces believed to permeate body, mind, and spirit.
Key benefits of Organic Triphala Powder
According to the Ayurvedic tradition, Triphala has the properties to treat an almost encyclopedic range of health conditions. Depending on how much is prescribed, Triphala may be used as bowel tonic at lower doses, alleviating gas and promoting digestion, or a purgative (strong laxative) at higher doses.
Additional benefits include:
- It is thought to support bowel health and aid digestion.
- As an antioxidant, it aids in detoxifying the body and supporting the immune system.
- Triphala powder is one of the prescriptions to help relieve stress, control diabetes, promote weight loss, reduce cholesterol, alleviate inflammation, and treat a variety of bacterial and fungal infections.
- Triphala powder has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent plaque formation, a common cause of cavities and gingivitis (gum inflammation).
- Triphala powder may help with fat loss, especially in the belly area.
Organic Triphala Powder - Ingredients
Organic Triphala Powder is a combination of three plants:
- Amla (Emblica officinalis): Amla also known as Indian gooseberries are very nutritious and high in vitamin C, amino acids and minerals and for this reason, its extracts are used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat symptoms like constipation and also used in cancer prevention.
- Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica): Bibhitaki contains tannins, ellagic acid, gallic acid, lignans and flavonoids, along with many other powerful plant compounds that are thought to help treat a wide array of medical issues.
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula): Haritaki is often referred to as the ‘king of medicines’. It has been used since ancient times as a remedy for a number of conditions, including heart disease, asthma, ulcers and stomach ailments.
Glycemic Health - An Overview
Glycemic literally means ‘causing glucose (sugar) in the blood’ - which are closely related to the amount and type of carbohydrates consumed. Glycemia is the related noun meaning glucose or sugar in the blood. High-glycemic foods can cause a rise in blood glucose, which can last for a longer time in the blood whereas low-glycemic foods can cause a small blood sugar increase that usually does not last as long.
Blood sugar control is at the center of any diabetes treatment plan. High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, is a major concern, and can affect people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
There are two main kinds:
- Fasting hyperglycemia: This is blood sugar that's higher than 130 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter) after not eating or drinking for at least 8 hours.
- Postprandial or after-meal hyperglycemia: This is blood sugar that's higher than 180 mg/dL 2 hours after eating. People without diabetes rarely have blood sugar levels over 140 mg/dL after a meal, unless it’s really large.
Causes of high blood sugar
Blood sugar may rise in situations where an individual:
- Misses the insulin or oral glucose-lowering medicine
- Eats too many grams of carbohydrates for the amount of insulin taken
- Has an infection
- Is unwell or under stress
- Becomes inactive or exercises less than usual
- Takes part in strenuous physical activity, especially when the blood sugar levels are high and insulin levels are low
Weight Management - An Overview
Many people who lose weight end up gaining it back. There are a few common reasons why people gain back the weight they lose,
some of them include:
- Restrictive diets: Extreme calorie restriction may slow the metabolism and shift the appetite-regulating hormones, which are both factors that contribute to weight regain.
- Thinking of diet, not as a lifestyle: When an individual thinks of a diet as a quick fix, rather than a long-term solution to better health, they will be more likely to gain back the weight lost.
- Lack of sustainable habits: Many diets focus on rules rather than lifestyle changes, which may discourage an individual and prevent weight maintenance.
An Ayurvedic Perspective
Ayurveda, the term meaning ‘the knowledge of life’ or ‘the science of life’, is a way of life that provides guidelines on how to lead a normal healthy life in all aspects.
Ayurveda approaches health in two perspectives:
- The preventive aspect where the aim is sustaining good health
- The curative aspect which aims at treatment of the manifested diseases
In Ayurvedic medicine, the body has three types of energy, or doshas and healing and balancing the three doshas can help an individual achieve optimal health.
Understanding Blood Sugar
Unbalanced blood sugar can be the root cause of diabetes, hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, and weight gain.
- If blood sugar dips too low, an individual may feel light-headed and irritable. This could indicate that the agni (digestive fire) is not working efficiently.
- High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can cause increased need to urinate, weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision and headaches and more dangerously, diabetes, if left unchecked, it can increase the risk of heart attack, cause blindness, nervous system issues, and a series of other dangerous complications.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, one way to support balanced blood sugar is to cleanse the blood, thereby reducing the amount of ama (toxins) found in the body.
Understanding Weight Management
According to Ayurveda, human beings need to balance three forms of energy, and each energy is linked to natural elements:
- Vata. The energy of movement associated with space and air.
- Pitta. The energy of metabolism associated with fire and water.
- Kapha. The energy of the body’s structure is associated with earth and water.
Although all people have vata, pitta, and kasha, a person’s dosha is the form of energy most dominant in their constitution. In the Ayurvedic tradition, the way an individual eats should correspond with their dosha.
Herbs and herbal remedies are an important part of the Ayurvedic tradition. Many of these herbal treatments have been in use for over 1,000 years, and many of them aid in weight loss and weight maintenance.