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For Occasional Constipation
- Gentle yet effective herbs clear and cleanse the digestive system.
- Triphala, an ancient Ayurveda formula, is unique. It works by toning and
strengthening the gastrointestinal tract.
- Digestive and laxative herbs normalize function while not promoting
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
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
Triphala Laxative™ is a unique combination of the legendary Ayurvedic
blend Triphala combined with key intestinal cleansers of Western herbalism
for relief from occasional constipation. Unlike many laxatives, Triphala has
been used traditionally to strengthen and tone as it cleanses, which helps
to restore normalcy, health and efficiency to bowel function.
Supplement Facts for 690 mg Capsule
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Myrobalan Fruit, Amla Fruit, and Belleric Myrobalan Fruit,
Marshmallow Root Extract (4:1), Artichoke Leaf Extract (2.5%
cynarin), Chinese Rhubarb Root Extract (4:1), Frangula Bark
Extract (15% glucofrangulin), Ginger Root Extract (4:1),
Licorice Root Extract (4:1), Cyperus Rhizome, and Cascara
Sagrada Bark Extract (80% cascarosides).
Other Ingredients: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (capsule),
colloidal silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate.
Warning: 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.
STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out
of the reach of children.
Suggested Use: 2 capsules in the morning and 3 capsules in the
evening after meals with an 8 ounce glass of water. Do not take for periods
longer than two weeks.