We truly are always connected. A pattern was revealed this past week with clients that we are all feeling similar experiences with our most recent weather transitions of the season. By far this herbal home-care tool - Triphala - came up the most just next to increasing hydration and essential fatty acids to ease the shifting energy in the body. Also daily Neti and nasya oil for those w/allergies acting up (pre-congestion).
Spring is full of movement, the energy of our communities is getting busier as we grow into transitions of Spring. With this increase in the dryer and lighter elements of vata, daily elimination can be varying. Ayurveda would say elimination should happen every day, preferably upon waking and moving through a Dinacharya or daily self-care routines. In the event that this seasonal switch-up has your rhythm a little off, Triphala is a fantastic herbal home-rx you can sip to gently encourage your digestive system to move out what is no longer needed.
Triphala is a powder of three sour fruits - Amalaki, Bibhitaki & Haritaki - that guide to tonify the digestive system. It is often used daily, when needed, and as a component to routines for Pancha Karma treatments - beneficial for self-healing and incredibly revitalizing experience. Three dosha represent the elements of nature in Ayurveda (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) and Triphala also holds the sacred number of three for it's composition. Same as sour fruits make our lips pucker when eaten, the tissues of our digestive system also react in this way. The muscles and fibers to work more actively to rid the body of toxins and waste that could cause constipation and decrease immunity. As a result, you feel lighter and clearer as well as allowing your digestive system a cleaner way to process vital nutrients more effectively.
- Removes excess Vata, Pitta and Kapha from the body for balance and clarity
- Detoxifying and rejuvenating
- Anti-oxidant and Vitamin C rich
- Promotes healthy digestion, nutrient absorption and elimination
- Supports lungs and urinary tract
- Assists w/clear complexion
Method // Use:
- 1/4 t. w/warm water or favorite calming tea (the less plants, the better) to begin
- Increase to 1/2 t. after a few days or as directed on package
- Can be taken daily // usually in the evening
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Much peace, love and gratitude,
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