In my ancestral place in Kerala, many parents tackle their children’s minor health hiccups with home remedies. Asafetida in hot water cured distention and gastric trouble, cough and cold are prevented by rubbing Rasnadi powder on the scalp, constipation is dealt with Triphala churna and much more. Our medicinal cabinets were once fragrant with Ayurvedic concoctions, powders and quick fixes.
Triphala churna was one of the bottles we could not do without as children. Triphala (meaning three fruits) is a herbal mixture containing the extracts of three Indian fruits–amla, baheda and harada. or the Indian gooseberry has as much Vitamin C as two oranges. It helps to boost protein metabolism, strengthen the liver, and rid the body of toxins. Long term use of gooseberry helps to boost digestion and to improve the immunity of the body. Harada or Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula) is a rejuvenative nervine helping to cleanse the body, aid digestion and treat constipation, reduces anemia and improves sensory perception. It also alleviates asthma and sinus allergies. Baheda (Beleric) is yet another rejuvenative and laxative used for the treatment of eye ailments, stomach troubles etc. It delays ageing, imparts longevity, enhances immunity, improves mental faculties and fortifies the body against diseases. It further helps the body to regulate blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
and is a weight loss enhancer.
Thus, Triphala is a single handed panacea to a majority of your health concerns!