Chances are high—that if you work with an Ayurvedic health practitioner—you will begin to take triphala. You might have even heard of it in mainstream media; it is well known. Triphala is a combination of three fruits (amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki), hence it’s name, which means “three fruits.”

Triphala is primarily used as a tool to assure healthy elimination, but its benefits go far beyond just that action. Amalaki is very high in vitamin C, which the body uses to support healthy vision as well as to build collagen, which supports skin and fascial tissues.

Triphala is non-habit-forming, and it can safely be taken daily for a lifetime. Triphala is known to be a very gentle rasayana or rejuvenative. There is a saying, “No mother? No father? No worry; you have triphala!”

Learn how to use triphala as an eyewash for red, sore, tired eyes here.

Please contact an Ayurvedic health practitioner for support around how to take triphala.