Monday, October 22, 2007

Triphala – Herbal Colon Cleanser and Constipation Cure
Dr. John AnneOctober 22, 2007
Triphala is an amazing contribution of Ayurveda, the ancient study of natural medications. Triphala is a preparation that is essentially formulated with three myrobalans, known as Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki. These three myrobalans refer emblic myrobalans (Emblica officinalis), belliric myrobalans (Terminalia bellirica) and chebulic myrobalans (Terminalia chebula) respectively.
Benefits of Triphala
Triphala is used to enhance appetite and digestion process. It increases red blood cell counts. It is used to remove extra fat from the body system. If it is used internally, it helps clear digestion process and alleviate the symptoms of headaches. However, there are other claimed benefits associated with the usage of Triphala such as enhancing skin complexion and skin texture.
Since ancient times, Indian continent is rich with the blessings of various useful herbs that not only aid in treating various health hazards, but also in promoting overall healthy balance, both physically and psychologically. In India, people usually take Triphala on a regular basis, no wonder the diseases are far away from that individual.
Each of the fruit components of Triphala takes a great care of the body system by promoting gentle purification of all toxic elements of the body, while improving the digestive system throughout. Due to its ability to nourish internal organ of the body, it resembles the care of the mother to her child. With its high nutritional value, it cleanses the body at the deepest organic level without running down the reserves of the body system. That makes this preparation one of the best among all herbal medications in the world.
Triphala reduces the serum cholesterol, and high blood pressure. It significantly improves function of the liver as well as blood circulation. It has the ability to exert a remarkable protection against cardiovascular diseases.
Ayurvedic Significance
As stated in the study of Ayurveda, the body system is composed of three humors or tridosha. These three humors are known as vata, pitta and kapha. Vata interprets ‘wind’, relating to mind and nervous system. Pitta is interpreted as ‘fire’, relating to metabolic transformation inclusive of digestion and absorption of food. Kapha interprets ‘water’, relating to anabolic or development processes in the body system. Now the three constituents that is, Amalaki, Bibhitaki and Haritaki represent these three humors. Amalaki is related with pitta humor, so it helps treating inflammatory complications, liver problems, ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, infections and many others.
Apart from that, Amalaki offers its significant role as antibacterial and antiviral substance, pronounced expectorant and cardiovascular nourishment tonic. Bibhitaki corresponds to kapha humor. It helps treating asthma, allergies, coughs and bronchiole complications. Haritaki is linked with vata humor. It is helpful in treating chronic constipation, nervousness and anxiety.
Triphala is a well-balanced formulation of these three constituents. All of these three constituents have been studied scientifically and the result confirms the traditional benefits of the same. In total, it is one of the best Ayurvedic rasayana or preparation that offers an excellent solution for lowering cholesterol level, reducing high blood pressure, enhancing blood circulation, improving digestive system and managing eradication without being dependent on laxatives.
Form of availability
You can avail it typically in either of two forms. Either you may have powder or you may have it in the tablet form. Traditional studies suggest taking this medication in the form of powder or churna. You may mix 2 to 3 grams of the powder along with lukewarm water and mix it very well. You can have it either in the evening time every day or you may have it divided into three parts and have it throughout the day following a particular time. Both adults and children can take benefit from it; however the dosages will be varied.
If the dosage is taken in larger quantity, it works as a laxative, whereas if the dosage is low, it functions like an effective blood purifier.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Increasing Americans learning Yoga, Ayurveda

New York, Oct 7: The ancient Hindu healing methods of Yoga and Ayurveda have found an increasing number of Americans learning the Indian practices.

Numerous Yoga and Ayurveda centres now dot New York City, which offer meditation and exercise sessions.