Triphala has long been used in Ayurveda, a healing system that originated thousands of years ago in India. Today it is used to treat a number of health conditions. Still, researchers have yet to confirm its benefits.
In Ayurvedic medicine, Triphala is considered a tridoshic rasayana. This means Triphala supports all three doshas: air/space, fire/water, and water/earth. Doshas are the elements responsible for physical, mental, and emotional health.
In Sanskrit, Triphala means "three fruits." Triphala is a combination of just that: Indian gooseberry, black myrobalan, and belleric myrobalan. It is available in powder, juice, tincture, extract, capsule, or tablet form.