Triphala Churna

Triphala is a powerful ayurvedic medicine which consists of a mixture of three dried fruits from the plants of Amalaki (indian gooseberry/Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica), and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). It is used to improve digestion, general health, cleanse the internal organs, as a laxative, antioxidant, etc.

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Please suggest some herbal medicine to cure sore eyes.

Query: Hi doctor, What is a sore eye? Is there any herbal medicine that can cure sore eyes?  Read Full »

Dr. Swati Totla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The first thing is, you have to check your eyesight. If it is normal, then this problem is because of some allergy or maybe because of the heat. Sore eye means eyes become dry and red because of less lubrication (less production of tears). I recommend the following pro...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Triphala during breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years old. I delivered a baby two months ago. My issue is that due to hard motion, there is blood. I am taking Anuloma DS tablet. If I stop taking the tablet, again my motion will be hard and bleeding is there. Shall I take this medicine regularly as the baby is small? So help m...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Definitely, you should be careful about medications whatever you are taking during the lactation period. Because it may affect the baby's health. During pregnancy and after delivery constipation is a common issue. You should try to manage it naturally. Anuloma DS i...  Read Full »

Please suggest ayurvedic treatment for dandruff and hair fall.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. My weight is 58 kg and height is 5'6". My problems are gray hair and hair fall. I have an allergy to dust, perfume, and smoke. Sometimes, I have breathing problem and cough in early morning, I am working in shift. I am suffering with constipation too. My blood su...  Read Full »

Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The main reason for premature graying of hairs and hair fall is stress due to rotation shift. So, try to fix your shift. Take hair nourishing food like raisin, dates, fig, curry leaves and spinach. Avoid curd and pickle. Try to reduce your salt intake.Take Triphala Churna...  Read Full »

When can I take Bramha rasayan while taking Triphala churna twice a day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Triphala churna in morning empty stomach and in at night bedtime for constipation. Now my problem is at which time should I take Bramha rasayan. I have to take Triphala two times for constipation and digestion issues. Please suggest me the time for Bramha rasayan.  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. See if you have mild to moderate constipation then take two teaspoons of Triphala powder at bedtime with lukewarm water. Do not eat anything after taking Triphala powder. You do not need to take it two times if it is solving your problem. So y...  Read Full »

Kindly advise some medicine or cream to manage my oily face.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old. I have oily skin on my face. I need a treatment for oily skin. I want medicine or cream to reduce the problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Gandhidas S Lavekar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have not mentioned the duration of the problem. I am giving a simple step, but it is beneficial. Take 10 grams of besan atta and add 3 grams of turmeric powder. Mix it properly and prepare it as a paste with warm water. Now apply it on the face and keep it for one h...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some ayurveda medicine for my anal fistula.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male. I am facing fistula problem. I have visited a doctor and taking allopathy medicine for the last one year. I would like to go with ayurveda treatment. I am getting a problem with the fistula at least once in a month and if I take allopathy medicine, then it will r...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A fistula is an ancient disease documented in traditional medicines such as ayurveda and siddha. It is common in Asian countries due to climate and some dietary habits. If possible, you can consult nearby an ayurvedic surgery (Shalya tantra) expert in the ayurved...  Read Full »

Can you propose some ayurveda remedy for my mother's constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother aged 70 is suffering from chronic irregular emptying of bowels. Sometimes, she goes to the toilet once in three days and the quantity of stool will be very less. There is no problem with the form of stools. She tried taking Triphala tablets in the morning and evening for several...  Read Full »

Dr. Santhosh M D

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Good to know that she has already made some dietary changes and tried Triphala tablet on and off. It is quite a common problem in elderly people, because of increased vata that is dryness. Do not use continuously any medication more than three months, which may form a hab...  Read Full »

Please suggest the home remedies to get rid of constipation.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 16 years old. He is suffering from constipation. What are the home remedies used to get rid of it?  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tell him to drink plenty of water daily. Give him more fibrous diet like fruits such as papaya, vegetables such as radish, and whole grains. Avoid taking excessive caffeinated drinks like tea, coffee, and cold beverages. Give him Triphala powder two teaspoons at bedtime...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for constipation that I can take when trying to get pregnant.

Query: Hello doctor,I have acid reflux and poor digestion with constipation issue. I feel like gas is trapped in some part of the body and sometimes there is a burning of the chest. Is it due to poor digestion. Meanwhile, I am planning for a baby. So, please suggest a medicine or antacid whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. If you are planning for a baby, then do not take a strong laxative for constipation because sometimes they may lead to loose motion and loose motion further can lead to abortion. So, instead of taking medicine for constipation, I suggest...  Read Full »

What are the Ayurveda medicines for cough, cold, fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a problem with a frequent cough, cold, fatigue, etc. I started taking Chyawanprash and Maha Sudarshana churna in the morning and Chyawanprash and Triphala powder at night. After 1 month of usage, I feel quite better. Further, I also have fatigue, insomnia, and stress. So, I am plan...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. Chawyanprash and Maha Sudarshan churan are very good for your problems like cough and cold. You can take Chawyanprash regularly for three to four months. As it is good for increasing immunity, you can continue it. You have already t...  Read Full »

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