As we move toward spring, it is a great time to support our digestive systems to ease back into balance which increases our energy and vitality. At Bradbury Clinic, we love to support the body with Triphala, a healing remedy that gently moves the processes of digestion and elimination, which has been used for stomach ailments for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. It comprehensively helps to relieve constipation by easing digestion. Triphala is used as a bowel tonic and acts as a laxative if you’re consistently plagued by digestive problems. Many doctors who practice Ayurveda prescribe Triphala for constipation since they know the herb has no addictive symptoms and it does not siphon important nutrients out of your body which is often a side effect from drugs. Triphala can be taken in capsule form, as a powder mixed with ghee and warm water in a drink, or the powder can be combined with honey to make an edible paste. Life Spa is a wonderful resource for Ayurveda and offers a high quality Triphala in capsule form for purchase: www.lifespa.com.
Triphala is composed of the dried fruits of three medicinal plants. Native to India, Amalaki is an Indian gooseberry that’s been around for centuries. It is revered as a natural rejuvenation food. Indian gooseberries are high in vitamin C, amino acids and minerals. Haritaki grows throughout the Middle East, India, China and Thailand and is called “the king of medicine,” touted for it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Bibhitaki grows in Southeast Asia and is yet another all-encompassing fruit used as a treatment for bacterial and viral infections. Bibhitaki’s has been researched for its anti-inflammatory properties. Triphala allows you to absorb more nutrients to restore your health. It stimulates secretion of digestive enzymes in the stomach, and improves the gastrointestinal tract for a complete and safe way to digest food. As we age, Triphala is a wonderful herb to promote longevity and to keep sluggish digestion in balance to promote overall health.
At Bradbury Clinic we provide chiropractic care and acupuncture, as well as herbal medicines used in Chinese Medicine to build digestive strength when there is weakness, stress, or fatigue. Come and meet us at our clinic Saturdays 10:30 - 6:00, Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00 - 6:00: www.bradburyclinic.com