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    Triphala and Amla Powder

    Hello,

    Is it OK to take both Triphala Powder and Amla Powder daily? Or should only either one be taken?

    Also when is the best time to take?

    This is what i would probably do daily.

    Morning: 2-5 grams Amla powder
    Evening: 2-5 grams Triphala Powder


    Or maybe Amla every day but Triphala 3 times a week.

    Aim is for all round health but mainly to improve eyes and hair.

    What is the ideal dosage and amount?

    Thanks.

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    Triphala

    Quote Originally Posted by mits View Post
    Hello,

    Is it OK to take both Triphala Powder and Amla Powder daily? Or should only either one be taken?

    Also when is the best time to take?

    This is what i would probably do daily.

    Morning: 2-5 grams Amla powder
    Evening: 2-5 grams Triphala Powder


    Or maybe Amla every day but Triphala 3 times a week.

    Aim is for all round health but mainly to improve eyes and hair.

    What is the ideal dosage and amount?

    Thanks.

    Triphala is a mild laxative, which cleanses and tonifies the gastro-intestinal tract. It is made from the three most important herbs in Ayurveda for balancing the five elements: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Chebulic myrobalan), and Bhibitaki (Beleric myrobalan). Great source of vitamin C. Excellent for weight loss overtime.
    You can take triphala in hot water before bed and drink what's left in the morning. Everyday is fine. Great for the 3 doshas. A tea spoon of triphala in 4 floz of hot water.

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    Hi,

    I have a mild suggestion. There is another herb highly recommended in Ayurveda called Harad, which is beneficial in all seasons. It is said to be like mother to the stomach who will do good but never do harm.

    I am assuming that you are using it as a health supplement and not for any particular disease.

    There is an entire concept of "Ritu Haritaki" for use of Harad
    Sanskrit name: Haritaki
    English name: Chebulic myroblan, Yellow Myroblan
    Hindi name: Harad, harre, harar
    Scientific name: Terminalia chebula

    This is because Harad can be and should used in all seasons with different combinations for balancing the dosha, as different dosha get aggravated in different seasons.

    Following are the ways to use Haritaki in different seasons -

    Late Winter (15 Jan. to 15 March roughly) - With powder of Pepper (0.5 to 1.0 gm).

    Spring (15 March to 15 April roughly) - With one or two teaspoonful of honey.

    Summer (15 April to 15 June) - With Guda, a sugar cane juice derivative. It is much better than white sugar. It is equivalent to organic sugar. It is commonly available in India. It is found to be good for balancing all the three bodily humors. And it can be further medicated by adding some herbs or spices.

    Rainy season (15 June to 15 August) - With rock salt added to make the preparation a little bit salty.

    Autumn (15 Aug. to 15 Oct.) - With Sugar or Sita, the sugar crystals made by some natives. This sugar is considered to be cold in nature.

    Early Winter (15 Oct. to 15 Dec.) - With 1-2 gm of dry ginger powder.

    The dosage of haritaki for Ritu haritaki use should be kept constant - somewhere between 3 - 10 gm depending on the preparation that we may be using.

    Hope that all benefit from this.

    Regards

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