Triphala or three fruits is a widely used de – toxifying and strengthening formula of ayurveda. It has been used since time immemorial as a tonic for improving the digestive system, as well as an overall health supplement. It is a composite herbal preparation consisting of equal portions of Haritaki, Amalaki and Bibhitaki. Triphala is an effective laxative which also supports body strength. It uniquely cleanses and detoxifies at the deepest organic levels without depleting the body's reserves. This makes it one of the most valuable herbal preparations in the world.
Because of its high nutritional content, Ayurvedic doctors generally do not regard Triphala as a mere laxative. Some of the scientific research and practical experience of people who have used it down through the ages has demonstrated that Triphala is an effective blood purifier that stimulates bile secretion as it detoxifies the liver, helps digestion and assimilation, and significantly reduces serum cholesterol and lipid levels throughout the body. As a result, it is regarded as a kind of universal panacea and is the most commonly prescribed herbal formula.