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Triphala - The Sanctifying Medicine To Human Domain: A Review

Author(s): Revathi S, Gopal V, Jeyabalan G, Dhanaraju M

The current review focuses on a well-known, oldest, natural, polyherbal, ayurvedic drug Triphala Churna, its phytochemical constituents and pharmacological & clinical benefits. Triphala is used in Indian traditional ayurvedic system of medicine. According to Ayurvedic Formulary of India, it is prepared by combining three ground myrobalans called as Emblica officinalis Gaertn, Terminalia bellirica Gaertn, and Terminalia chebula Retz mixed in the ratio of 1:1:1. It is found to be used worldwide on various vernacular names and is considered as a purging medicine based on its pharmacological effects for various kinds of interventions. Primarily, it is used in the interventions of diabetes including diabetic nephropathy and diabetic retinopathy, constipation, gum diseases, hypercholesterolemia, ulcer, geriatric diseases etc. The main phytochemical constituents present in Triphala are tannic acid, gallic acid, ellagic acid, chebulinic acid, flavonoids, polyphenols etc. This recap of Triphala shows indigence for more exploration in the domain of clinical evolution.