As one of the three ingredients in triphala, amalaki (Embilica officinalis) is a potent rejuvenative that nourishes the tissues and gently removes toxins. Amla powder is generally taken in place of triphala by those with excess heat in the digestive tract. Amalaki's cooling action removes excess pitta from the GI tract, supporting a healthy stomach lining and the proper function of digestive acids.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is one of the most highly regarded and commonly used adaptogens in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. Maximizing the body's ability to resist stress, it enables the body to reserve and sustain vital energy throughout the day while promoting sound, restful sleep at night.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is a rejuvenating herb that cools the body and strengthens and nourishes the tissues. Traditionally used to maintain the healthy production of female hormones, Shatavari may be translated as "100 spouses," implying its role in promoting fertility and vitality.
Triphala is one of the most beloved digestive aids in all of Ayurveda. In fact, it is recommended and used more than any other Ayurvedic herbal formulation. Popular for its unique ability to encourage a natural, gentle bowel cleanse, triphala detoxifies the system while simultaneously replenishing and nourishing it.
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