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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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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »