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Spring Cleaning in Summertime

It may be nearly summer, but some health experts say a bit of spring cleaning is in order for your body. Triphala, an herbal formula used by health purists, may be just the dusting off your internal system needs.
 
According to Ayurvedic experts (people who specialize in the early Indian system of health care), Triphala is made from dried fruits from three Indian plants. The fruits' high fiber and antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and laxative characteristics have the ability to stimulate the elimination of toxins and undigested food, specifically high-sugar eats, like cakes, candy and dairy products—a few food groups that may have dominated your winter season.
 
According to Vishnu Dass, director of the Blue Lotus Ayurveda clinic in Asheville, NC, this cleansing can result in a healthier body that is more guarded against allergies and sensitivities. What’s more, a 2007 study found triphala had anti-inflammatory effects against arthritis in mice. The herbal supplement has also shown to have possible anti-cancer properties.
 
Triphala can be found at local holistic health stores. As always, consult your doctor before giving any new supplement a try. Once you try it, let us know how it is! Do you feel any different after drinking it? [Natural Health]

Posted: 6/9/08