Most herb lovers have their shortlist of herbal essentials. These are the single herbs or formulas that you are sure to keep in stock, the ones that you always throw in the travel suitcase or day bag. If you were stranded on a desert island, which three herbs would you want to have with you? After reading this post, the answer just might be triphala. Triphala, meaning “three fruits,” is actually a combination of three herbs: haritaki (Terminalia chebula) fruit, bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica) fruit, and amalaki (Emblica officinalis) fruit. It is a time-tested classical ayurvedic formula with many usages.
The three fruits which triphala is composed of aren’t the kind of fruits you would want to mix into your yogurt or serve with whipped cream. What these fruits lack in taste appeal they make up for in health benefits—these fruits are as beneficial as they are bitter and astringent! What are these three fruits and what can we learn about their energetics and usages? By better understanding each component of triphala we see how these three remarkable fruits fit together to compose this renowned ayurvedic blend.
Read the full post on the Herbal Academy blog HERE.