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Doctor insights on: Triphala Benefits

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Is triphala safe to take with other medications?

Is triphala safe to take with other medications?

East and West: This is an Ayurvedic herbal rasayana formula and you really need to ask your Eastern practitioner about how to (if at all) combine it w/ Western medications. W/ some it may be fine - w/ others not. Be specific when you ask. Your Western Dr is less likely to know about this but you can ask them too. Best! ...Read more

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Can triphala, ashwagandha and shatavari be taken together?

Not sure: Have not heard of problems taking them together. Would discuss with your prescriber ...Read more

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Triphala churna can be used fot indigestion?

Triphala churna can be used fot indigestion?

Is, but should it?: 3 fruits in an ayurvedic preparation; used as a "detoxifier", primarily a laxative. Can cause cramps, gastrointestinal upset, and diarrhea. Wouldn't recommend it to treat "indigestion". ...Read more

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Is triphala for weight loss affective?

Is triphala for weight loss affective?

Probably not: There is no supplement that is effective for weight loss alone. Triphala will not hurt you but you will not simply lose weight by taking it. Lifestyle changes are the only reliable and effective way to lose weight and keep it off! ...Read more

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Can you take Triphala and Plavix (clopidogrel) together?

Can you take Triphala and Plavix (clopidogrel) together?

Not sure: Triphala churna is an Ayurvedic medicine that is reported to remove toxins from the GI tract & cleanse the liver, gallbladder& kidneys. I could not find any information about mixing this with plavix (clopidogrel). A naturopathic healer might be able to investigate this further. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to use triphala for weight loss?

Can you tell me about it's like to use triphala for weight loss?

Triphala,weight loss: Triphala is blend of 3 berries (dried and ground into powder form) that originated in India. These 3 berries- Amalaki, Haritaki and Bibhitaki have a synergistic ability to decrease fat .It is natural approach to reduce fat in bloodstream, increase HDL cholesterol and reduce LDL See a Physician for weight loss Plan including Triphala, Balanced Diet, Exercise and Stress management ...Read more

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Expecting answers from india.Can anyone of you tell me if triphala cures ulcerative colitis?

Expecting answers from india.Can anyone of you tell me if triphala cures ulcerative colitis?

Cure no may help: Ayurvedic remedy means three fruits, amala, harada, bihara is a natural laxative, found to be useful several conditions. Some studies in india showed to reduce tumor growth, cell proliferation, and as a antoxident. For uc one must be under physician supervised tradtional treatment watch for complications , triphala is to be used as diet supplement not a primary curative agent. ...Read more

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I am currently taking the following herbs: triphala, turmeric, neem, tulsi and moringa. What diet do I need to follow for weight loss?

I am currently taking the following herbs: triphala, turmeric, neem, tulsi and moringa. What diet do I need to follow for weight loss?

Consider nutritarian: Good choice of herbs! the best "diet" for weight loss is one that you can follow permanently, not a crash diet. My favorite diet for both optimizing weight and maintaining good health is dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet- see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx and http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx increased physical activity will also help. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on Prilosec OTC for 14 days. I take that in the morning before breakfast. Can I take Triphala (ayurvedic mix) too at night ?

My doctor put me on Prilosec OTC for 14 days. I take that in the morning before breakfast.  Can I take Triphala (ayurvedic mix) too at night ?

Not enough data: Prilosec is a brand of omeprazole (http://www.drugs.com/omeprazole.html) which is a drug manufactured under auspices of FDA. As you noted, Triphala (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triphala) is an Ayurvedic formula, which like all over-the-counter herbs & dietary supplements, is manufactured w/o 3rd party quality control & oversight. I could not find any data linking these two, whether good or bad. ...Read more