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Triphala and Weight Loss

Efficacy of ‘Itrifal Saghir’, a combination of three medicinal plants in the treatment of obesity; A randomized controlled trialSeyed Hamid Kamali,1 Ali Reza Khalaj,corresponding author3 Shirin Hasani-Ranjbar,corresponding author4 Mohammad Mehdi Esfehani,2 Mohammad Kamalinejad,5 Omidmalayeri Soheil,6 and Seyed Ali Kamali6Author information ? Article notes ? Copyright and License information ?

Triphala has been made famous by Dr Oz in recent years because of the clinical studies showing that it works for weight loss. However Triphala has been used safely for centuries for digestion and stomach issues. The clinical studies have shown in some cases that the use of Triphala can be significant . In the clinical study listed below Triphala was shown to help participants lose 10lbs and 1 inch 3cm of circumference around the hips  and 4 cm around the waist

Abstract

Background

Herbal combination of Itrifal Saghir (triphala) has been widely used in traditional medicine. And brings health benefits such as antioxidant effect and scavenger of hydroxyl radicals and nitric oxide radicals activity and substantiated in traditional medicine a anti-obesity.

Material and method

In this study we aimed to assess the efficacy of this herbal medicinal on reduction of weight and body mass index (BMI) of simple obese subjects in comparison with placebo. Obese subjects aged between 16 and 60 years were selected for 12-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial using a parallel design. Subjects were randomly assigned to take 5 grams of either the Itrifal Saghir (n = 31) or placebo (n = 31), 2 times daily for 12 weeks. Measures of body weight, BMI, waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), were assessed at baseline and once every four weeks during the 12 week treatment period. The safety was evaluated by means of measuring the liver and kidney function. Homeostasis model of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) was calculated as [fasting insulin (μU/mL) × fasting glucose (mmol/L)/22.5].

Results

Compared to placebo group, in treatment group the mean difference of effective weight loss was 4.82Kg (CI95% 3.52 - 6.11, ρ < 0.001), the mean of decrease in waist circumference was 4.01 cm (CI 95% 2.13 - 5.90, ρ < 0.001), and the mean decrease in hip circumference was 3. 21 cm (CI 95% 1.96 - 4.45, ρ < 0.001) in treated subjects. No adverse effects or significant changes in liver and kidney function tests were observed in both placebo and treated groups.

Conclusions

Itrifal Saghir appears to produce a positive effect on weight loss in obese subjects.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3559014/

Triphala, is also an effective bowel cleanser, is a very popular Ayurvedic herbal formula in India. Because of its high nutritional value, Triphala cleanses and detoxifies without depleting the body's reserves.

 

    • Triphala combines both nutritional as well as blood and liver cleansing actions. It possesses some anthroquinones which help stimulate bile flow and peristalsis. The nutritional aspect is more in the form of its high Vitamin C content, the presence of linoleic oil and other important nutrients which it makes more of a tonic. Triphala has been proven useful for occasional constipation. Since the body is always simultaneously involved with maintaining and gaining strength through good nutrition as well as eliminating waste, Triphala is unique in that it is naturally able to support both vital processes simultaneously. Excerpted from The Wonders of Triphala: Ayurvedic Formula for Internal Purification Dr. Michael Tierra L.Ac., O.M.D.

    • Triphala combines Amla C (Emblica officinalis), Belleric Myrobalan and Chebulic Myrobalan, the key in effective bowel cleansing and detox around the world for over 5,000 years.

key benefits

  • Helps with weight loss
  • Effective colon cleanser*
  • Helps rejuvenate digestive tract*
  • Non habit-forming, helps with occasional constipation and does not disturb the intestinal flora*
  • Helps support the liver's function as it relates to proper and healthy digestion, blood purification and assimilation of nutrients*
  • Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels

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