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Is Triphala good for high blood pressure?

Rohit Saini

High blood pressure or hypertension is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries continuously increases. It is the force of the blood against the wall of the arteries in your body. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to every subsiding organ. As the heartbeats, it forces blood through the arteries, which in return pressurizes the artery walls.

High blood pressure affects men and women equally. Experts say, one in eight Indian suffers from this chronic condition. If you have the symptoms of high blood pressure, you need to take immediate measures to lower it down. High blood pressure is a silent-killer that alters the heart and the kidney function. While, there are studies that claim that ayurvedic treatment is the best way to manage blood pressure. Ayurvedic measures held tight to making dietary and lifestyle changes alongside taking herbal supplements or medicines. In this blog, we are going to figure out high Triphala is going to help during ayurvedic treatment for high blood pressure. But before that, let us talk about the healthy range of blood pressure.

A blood pressure reading of above 140/90 mm of Hg is considered unhealthy for your kidneys and heart.

If Systolic and Diastolic numbers are usually high, you have high blood pressure (Hypertension).

Systolic pressure (mm Hg)      Diastolic pressure (mm Hg)    Stages of High Blood Pressure

210                                          120                                          Stage 4

180                                          110                                          Stage 3

160                                          100                                          Stage 2

140                                          90                                            Stage 1

Triphala for high blood pressure

Triphala is the combination of the dried fruits of Terminalia Chebula, Belerica, and Emblica Officinalis in the same portion. In Indian culture, there are known as Haritaki, Bibutaki, and Amalaki. Amalaki is abundantly rich in Vitamin C, and that is why it is known as a powerful antioxidant (the other reason why it is used in many herbal treatments).

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian herbal medicine claims the benefits of Triphala in the elimination of various chronic illnesses, including high blood pressure. Triphala has been profoundly used in India for thousands of years. In fact, it is commonly used by people as a herbal treatment for constipation. Triphala is known to be a Rasayana or a Rejuvenator. Rasayana comes from a Sanskrit word which means path (āyana) of essence (rasa). It detoxifies the body and promotes good health to the one who consumes it while ensuring that the person remains disease-free. The regular consumption of Triphala cleanses toxins and wastes from the tissues so that blood remains toxic-free. It is the excess fluid in the blood that corresponds to the irregular blood pressure. It is a great blood purifier that stimulates the bile production as it eliminates the toxins in the liver. Continuous Triphala consumption is also related to red blood cells and hemoglobin production. In addition to this, Triphala supports many other benefits including.

  • Helps reduce acidity
  • Improve loss of appetite
  • Treats abdominal pain
  • Relieve signs of constipation
  • Improves liver health
  • Forces easy bowel movement

If you are witnessing complications due to high cholesterol, Triphala will help you by removing cholesterol from the blood along with other waste. Atherosclerosis is a condition in which fats and other substances in and on your blood vessels, which can restrict blood flow. Triphala helps to treat atherosclerosis and other anemic conditions.

Rohit Saini
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