Triphala is used as an anti aging remedy since more than 2,500 years. Ayurveda explains anti aging quality as Rasayana. Another meaning of the term Rasayana is, to get maximum yield out of the food to nourish all the body tissues optimally.
The three fruits of Triphala are taken in dry powder form. They are mixed in equal proportions.
One teaspoon of this Triphala is added with a teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of ghee. This is mixed thoroughly and licked. After consuming this, a glass of water is given to drink. This is advised two times a day, before or after food, as per the discretion of Ayurvedic practitioner.
Duration: One year
Benefits: A person lives for one hundred years free from old age and diseases.
Triphala powder is made into paste by adding sufficient quantity of water. A new iron vessel is taken. Triphala paste is applied on it. The paste is left on the iron vessel for 24 hours. After that, the paste is scraped out and collected in air tight container. This is administered in a dose of one teaspoon once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey and a cup of water.
Iron is hailed as an important rejuvenating agent in Ayurveda. Coating Iron vessel with Triphala helps to potentiate Triphala with nano and micro-particles of iron.
Master Charaka explains that, after its digestion, one should take a lot of fat (Prabhuta Sneha Ashanam). For example, one should consume 1 – 2 tablespoons of ghee or sesame oil. Master Charaka describes that, by using this recipe continually for one year, one can live for one hundred years, free from ageing and diseases.
How it works?
As per Ayurveda, the nature of vessel that we use for cooking or storing any substance adds its own medicinal value to the substance. Even naturally, we can observe the difference in bathing water, which is boiled in a traditional copper vessel and which is heated by a modern-day geyser.
In Ayurveda, Iron is used as an anti-ageing remedy.
Few benefits of Iron are -
Triphala comes with its own set of benefits.
In short, it is good for eyes, spleen, liver, blood vessels, a very good anti-oxidant.
So, overall, this combination makes a perfect anti-ageing remedy.
Effect on Tridosha - Balances all the three Doshas.
Diabetic people should consult their doctor before using honey. Only if the blood sugar level is under control, 2 - 5 grams of honey per day can be used, otherwise, not.
It is best to avoid this remedy during pregnancy.
Both Triphala and honey have ‘rookshata’ - dryness as a quality. To counter it, after its digestion, ghee / sesame oil is advised.
Once prepared, the Triphala churna can be stored only for 1 - 2 months only. To be on the safer side, it is best to prepare this remedy once every month.
Triphala is mixed with one part of each of mixed with
This is mixed well and stored in airtight container. This is consumed in a dose of 1 teaspoon 2 times a day along with a cup of water for a few months. The other added ingredients help to improve the digestion and metabolism, thus ensuring that the body gets maximum benefits out of Triphala.
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Triphala along with
The above mixture is administered continually for one year. This remedy contains iron and gold calx, which are hailed as prime most anti-aging metals. This was the reason why ancient kings of India used to take food in golden or silver plates.
It is conducive to the advancement of
It prevents ageing and diseases.
These are many ways in which Triphala can be made part of your daily life. If this all looks very confusing, simplest way to enjoy Triphala daily, is to take it 1 teaspoon at night, after food with ghee or honey or lukewarm water.
For all Vata related problems such as headache, insomnia, body ache, bloating, constipation etc., it is good to take a teaspoon of Triphala with a teaspoon of sesame oil or half a teaspoon of castor oil (especially for constipation), at night.
For all Pitta related problems such as migraine, gastritis, burning sensation, hypertension etc., it is good to take a teaspoon of Triphala with a teaspoon of ghee, followed by lukewarm water.
For all Kapha related problems such as high cholesterol, obesity, cold, chronic asthma, it is good to take a teaspoon of triphala, mixed with a teaspoon of organic raw honey, at night, followed by a cup of water at room temperature or lukewarm water. This can be taken before or after food.
Reference: Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana, 1st chapter
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