The concept of triphala has come from ayurveda, the vedic healthcare practices. Triphala is a combination of three fruits of the plant species that are Emblica officinalis (Amalaki), Terminalia bellerica (Bibhitaki), and Terminalia chebula (Haritaki). Triphala is known for its efficacy and therapeutic uses. It has multiple benefits and is used in multiple ways. Triphala can be consumed, also used topically. The therapeutic uses are being validated scientifically.
Triphala is famous for its laxative action. Triphala research has found to be potentially effective for several clinical uses such as appetite stimulation, cooling hyperacidity, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory,for eye sight and eye health, immunizing, antibacterial, antimutagenic, adaptogenic, hypoglycemic, antineoplastic, chemoprotective, and radioprotective effects, and prevention of dental caries. Also Polyphenols in Triphala modulate the human gut microbiome and thereby promote the growth of beneficial Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus. Triphala contains many antioxidants, such as flavonoids, polyphenols, saponins, vitamin C, and more. In the eyes, triphala reduces inflammation and increases lipid production in dry eye syndrome due to its antibacterial property.
Why is Eye Care Important?
In today’s time, most people spend most of their time with the screen, either mobile or desktop. Along with it the disturbed lifestyle, stress, sleep deprivation, food habits, and environmental pollution affects the whole body and your eyes too. Triphala is a simple and effective solution for multiple lifestyle health issues. Triphala is immensely helpful for eye health. You can include tripahal to your eye care regime.
Role of Triphala in Eye Care
The three ingredients in triphala have their significance and benefits to strengthen eye muscles and support good vision and eye health. The richness of amla in triphala is said to improve ‘Alochaka pitta’( the pitta in the human body that's responsible for ‘Drishti’ i.e. vision). According to ayurvedic manuscripts, amla is considered as an eye-enhancing component.
Triphala for eye care can be taken in various ways like it can be taken orally in the form of powder, tablets or kashaya (decoction) either alone or with other beneficial ingredients like with honey, warm water, sesame oil etc. Triphala Eye wash is very good for dealing with numerous eye issues, to keep eyes clean, and protects from problems. Triphala can also be used as eye drops when properly treated/processed, may be with other herbal products for many benefits.
Lifezen’s EyeSpa Ayur is a modern approach of triphala for treating and protecting eyes from various eye problems. Eyespa Ayur contains Triphala, Bhringraj, Rose water, honey, tulsi, punarnava, sandal, camphor and many other ingredients.
Benefits of Triphala in Eye Health
Macular Degeneration is an eye disorder of the retina. With time one may lose vision due to macular degeneration.
Strengthening of eye muscles, combinedly triphala helps strengthen eye muscles and tissues.
Cataract, Triphala in anyform works well in healing and comforting cataract. Cataracts are generally seen in people due to aging, smoking or constant exposure to UV rays.
Eye Sight Triphala is magical when it comes to restoring eyesight, to improve eye sight.
Controls Oxidative Stress, the rich source of vitamin C of amla makes triphala a potent antioxidant. Hence it has got power to combat free radicals and removes toxins from cells.
Anti-aging eyes, The essence of haritaki in triphala has numerous benefits along with anti-aging effects. Hence it helps to treat age-related vision problems.
Anti-bacteria, Triphala reduces inflammation and increases lipid production in dry eye syndrome due to its antibacterial property. Triphala contains many antioxidants, such as flavonoids, polyphenols, saponins, vitamin C, and more.