Recommended Best Uses: This
product helps relieve occasional constipation while simultaneously nourishing
and strengthening the digestive system.
The solution to the modern
problem of occasional constipation is quite ancient: an herbal formula long
used in India called Triphala. This three-fruit formula has been used for
millennia to tone, strengthen, and clear the digestive system while not causing
dependency. Triphala Laxative combines Triphala with well-known Western herbs
for a gentle yet effective laxative for occasional constipation.
Triphala is a combination of
three fruits ('tri' meaning three, 'phala' meaning fruits) that is described in
the ancient Ayurvedic health text Charaka Samhita (circa 1500 BC) and
throughout Ayurvedic literature as a tonifying, strengthening blood cleanser
and gentle laxative. Each of the three fruits has specific health properties,
confirmed by modern research. The fruit of behada and the rind of harada are
known as gentle purgatives. The fruit of amla is a rich source of vitamin C,
and the other fruits also contain tannins, lignans, and flavonoids that have
antioxidant properties. For thousands of years, this formula has been used in
India for healthy digestion and elimination.
Western Laxative Herbs
The power of Triphala is
increased with a number of western herbs also well-known for their digestive
and eliminative benefits. Marshmallow and licorice root are soothing demulcents
that increase healthy intestinal mucosa and ease irritation by moistening the
intestines. Ginger aids digestion. Artichoke increases the flow of digestive
bile from the liver and promotes intestinal peristalsis by promoting the
breakdown of food particles. Cyperus prevents intestinal cramping that can
occur from standard laxatives. Cascara, buckthorn, and rhubarb are traditional
laxatives used for hundreds of years that promote effective elimination.
The balanced, holistic approach
of Triphala Laxative is a wise alternative for occasional constipation. The
gentle qualities of Triphala combined with the western traditional herbs not
only cleanse the colon and intestines but strengthen and tone the GI tract.
All laxatives should be used for
short periods of time for occasional constipation. Such laxatives should be
used in conjunction with a whole food, high fiber diet, plenty of water, and
abdominal exercises to promote intestinal health. For long-term promotion of
healthy intestinal function, use Planetary Herbals Triphala Internal Cleanser
while keeping Triphala Laxative on hand for occasional constipation.
Warnings & Disclaimers:
This product contains buckthorn,
cascara, and rhubarb. Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you
have or develop diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain because buckthorn,
cascara, and rhubarb may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health.
Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea or if you are pregnant,
may become pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the
reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.
product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease; the
law applicable to dietary supplements, the Dietary Supplement Health and
Education Act of 1994, commonly referred to as DSHEA, does not permit us to do
so and it is not our intention to do so. The Contraindications and Potential
Drug Interactions information provided on this website is not intended to be
all-inclusive. Keep your healthcare provider informed about any herbal and
other dietary supplement products that you are taking.