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Triphala

This Ayurvedic remedy for regulating the bowels is a combination of three fruits that tone the muscles in the large intestine. Ideally triphala should be used on a regular basis, however, and not just when temporary constipation occurs.

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Used for:

Constipation, poor bowel tone

Available in:

Capsules

Herb / drug interactions:

None known

Other safety concerns:

None known, but if you’re taking medication and triphala, take them at different times of the day.

When buying:

Take only capsules. Avoid the powdered form. Two Indian brands, Dabur and Hammdar, are recommended by Indian practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine.

Dosage:

As product directs. Best used regularly to improve bowel tone. Take seperately from other other medications.

Child dosage:

Same as adult dose