Raaz K Maheshwari*1, Rajnee2, Khushboo Chaudhary3, Neelakshi Verma4
1Department of Chemistry, SBRM Govt PG College, Nagaur, Rajasthan, India
2Department of Physiology, SNMC, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3Department of Chemical Engineering, MNIT, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
4Department of Chemistry, JNVU, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Triphala churna is an herbal formulation commonly used in the Indian healing art of Ayurveda. It is composed of equal parts of three dried medicinal fruits amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki purported to increase health and longevity and enhance the immune system. This formulation is rich in antioxidants as well as gallic and ascorbic acids. The components of triphala churna make it suitable for treating a variety of medical conditions. Triphala churna is being extensively studied in India to discover its biochemical mechanisms in alleviating illness. One area of interest is using the formulation in treating various cancers in human beings. Tests on mice have shown significant reduction in cancerous stomach tumors. Triphala also suppresses breast cancer cells and reduces the survival rate of pancreatic cancer cells in humans, while leaving non-cancerous cells alive. Before using this herbal formulation, talk to your doctor to ensure it will not interfere with any current treatment plan. Triphala churna may be effective at protecting the cells of the human body against radiation damage. It has been observed that mice fed with this ayurvedic medicine had a mortality rate reduction of 60% when exposed to radiation. Furthermore, triphala reduces DNA damage in blood cells and inhibits oxidative injury to organs. These effects are observed after only seven days of triphala churna use. Triphala churna is effective at preventing infections. Due to the drug resistance and toxicity associated with synthetic antibiotics, plant-based remedies may be better at treating cuts and wounds. Triphala has been shown effective against staph and strep bacteria, among others. A study performed on rodents showed that the herbal remedy improved wound healing and offered significant reduction in bacterial growth. It also demonstrated antioxidant properties. Triphala is a botanical preparation comprised of equal parts of three herbal fruits: Harada (Terminalia chebula, black myrobalan, The Buddha’s Chosen Herb), Aaonla (Emblica officinalis or Indian gooseberry), and Bihara (Terminalia bellerica). Because of its high nutritional content, Triphala isn’t regarded as a mere laxative. Some of the scientific research and practical experience of people who have used it down through the ages has demonstrated that Triphala is an effective blood purifier that stimulates bile secretion as it detoxifies the liver, helps digestion and assimilation, and significantly reduces serum cholesterol and lipid levels throughout the body. As a result, it is regarded as a kind of universal panacea and is the most commonly prescribed herbal formula. In this article various meaningful applications of triphala are delineated precisely.
Keywords: Terminalia chebula, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellerica, Linoleic acid, Ginsenosides