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Ayurvedic Formula #5

((Triphala) eliminate excess, clear heat and protect righteous energy)
Equal parts: Eblica officinalis, Terinalia belerica and Terminalia chebula
Triphala (“tri” three, “phala” fruits), consists of the combination of the fruit of the chebulic, beleric and emblic myrobalan trees (known in India as harad, behada and amla, respectively). Triphala is used as a laxative but also a rejuvenator. Harada and behada have warm energy, amla is cool. Triphala, therefore, is balanced, a useful formula for cleansing and detoxifying, blood purifier, strengthening of the eyes, counteracts many eye defects, and eliminates redness and soreness. Recommended for everyone, including more sensitive people and vegetarians.
Triphala will promote normal appetite, good digestion, increase red blood cells and hemoglobin, and aid in the removal of undesirable fat. Taken regularly, triphala promotes absorption and utilization of the B vitamins.

Dosage: As a blood purifier, reducing and cleansing agent, take 2 tablets 3 times per day. As laxative, take 2 to 6 tablets in the evening with a cup of boiled water. For eye problems, crush 2 tablets and steep in 1/2 cup of boiling water, cool, strain and use as an eyewash.