In India, it is said: “No mother? Do not worry so long as you have triphala.” Indian people believe that it can care for the internal organs as a mother cares for her children.
Triphala is a Sanskrit term where “tri” means “three” and “phala” meaning “fruit”. The mixture is a combination of Amala berry (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki berry (Terminalia belerica) and Haritaki berry (Terminalia chebula) in recommended proportions.
Triphala powder (churna) is a traditional Ayurvedic formula which has many healing properties. Here are a few of its benefits as explained on livestrong.com:
Triphala is believed to promote gastrointestinal motility. Doctors often prescribe prokinetic drugs to treat gastrointestinal conditions. In a study published in the "Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, “researchers found that triphala is equally effective in gastric emptying as prokinetic drugs without producing negative side effects.
Triphala is also believed to possess antibacterial properties. In a study published in the "Journal of Ethnopharmacology," researchers found evidence of antibacterial activity against various bacterial species associated with the development of gastritis, ulcers and stomach cancers.
Antioxidant And Antitumor Effects
Triphala is further believed to possess antioxidant and antitumor properties. One of its three constituent fruits, Amla, is the world's richest source of vitamin C. In a study of patients ingesting triphala published in the January 2001 issue of "Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology," the fruit led to improvements in lipoprotein serum profiles, including increased HDL, decreased LDL and lower total cholesterol levels. Researchers also isolated a number of tannins in Amla that may contribute to triphala's antioxidant properties. Amla fruit is further believed to extend life span for animals with tumors.
Triphala is a herbal formula used to treat variety of health conditions by medical practitioners. It does carry risk of side effects in a few scenarios and hence it’s advised to consult a medical practitioner to learn about the recommended dosage. Some of the suggested ways as mentioned on draxe.com:
Note: Before following any of the mentioned ways of usage of triphala kindly consult a medical practitioner to understand the correct dosage recommended for you.
Triphala is an Ayurvedic medicine and it’s important to be aware of its possible side effects to avoid health complications. Few side effects as mentioned on healthwatchcenter.in:
Maintaining a healthy weight is important to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and several other serious health conditions. Starving diet, avoiding your favourite foods, going sugar-free and/or oil-free or bland food are not the solutions. Including healthy nutritional components of food is as important.
Spices Create Fullness: Tastier food is more satisfying, and if you're not satisfied, then you're more likely to overeat. Try adding spices to recipes that you already make.
Less is More: Spicing your food adds natural flavour, which decreases the amount of fat and sodium you need to make meals feel hearty and heart-warming. In fact, a recent study found that antioxidant-rich spices like cinnamon, paprika, and cloves can actually reduce the negative effects of meals high in fat.
Curbs Cravings: According to Kate Geagan, MS, RD, author of Go Green, Get Lean, herbs and spices can play tricks on your sweet tooth. "Using herbs and spices expands your palette without extra calories and may decrease the amount of salt, fat, and sugar you use without sacrificing flavour," Geagan told WebMD.
With the wide varieties of spices offered here at Vedica organics, find below the spices which specifically help with weight loss as mentioned on website Naturopathycure.
Coriander: Fresh coriander leaves are typically used in sauces, curries and salads. Dried coriander seeds are used to flavour vegetables and curries. It has aromatic properties and it is a natural diuretic. It stimulates digestive process and help flush out impurities from the system. It helps to reduce water retention, cholesterol and regulates insulin level and thus helps in weight loss.
Turmeric: Bright yellow spice is consumed in dried powder for as well as a fresh herb. Turmeric helps in regulating body mechanism and in breaking down fat. A Columbia University research has shown that turmeric is effective in reducing the chances of diabetes.
Cardamom: It helps in boosting metabolism and also in keeping our digestive system healthy. It is low in saturated fat.
Mustard: A research from Oxford Polytechnic Institute of England has revealed that body's metabolism rate can be improved by 25%, if one consumes one teaspoon of mustard. It has great weight loss properties.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon helps in reducing the blood sugar and increasing insulin levels, and hence lower the chance of prediabetes. It also boosts metabolism and lowers LDL cholesterol which in turn controls obesity.
Cumin: It boosts our immune system. It helps in burning out calories by assisting the digestive process. Research has shown that cumin is also effective in the cases of Arthritis, Asthma and Kidney diseases.
Pepper: Pepper contains piperine that boosts metabolism. Pepper also assists absorption of certain nutrients in the body. It is advisable to use freshly grounded pepper in your food as the concentration of key component- piperine is high.
Ginger: Ginger boosts metabolism and raises body temperature. It helps in removing toxins and aids digestion. Ginger is also known to suppress appetite important for weight loss.
Note: Before following any remedies, kindly contact a qualified Naturopath/Medical practitioner to understand if you are allergic to one or more of the above listed spices.
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