J Dent Oral Biol | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Triphala: A Boon in Oral and Systemic Health

Suman Sen1*, Sheuli Sen2 and Shruti Sharma3

1Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Inderprastha Dental College & Hospital, India
2Department of Paediatric Nursing, Amity University, India
3Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Hitkarni Dental College, India

*Correspondance to: Suman Sen 

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Triphala is one of the oldest and longest used natural herbal remedy that is the most versatile. It’s an herbal formulation made from the dried powder of three different fruits. The name comes from combining the Sanskrit words “tri” meaning three, “phala” meaning fruit and “churcha,” which means powder. Triphala contains gallic acid, ellagic acid and chebulinic acid, tannic acid which are all strong antioxidants. It also has flavonoids and polyphenols, which have antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiplaque abilities. Triphala’s purported uses include the infections, gastrointestinal issues, inflammation, high cholesterol, and immune system malfunction, healing oral ulcers, weight loss, root canal irritants, gum diseases and oral cancer. It also acts as a natural laxative and colon Cleanser.


iphala; Anticancer; Antioxidants; Anti-inflammatory


Sen S, Sen S, Sharma S. Triphala: A Boon in Oral and Systemic Health. J Dent Oral Biol. 2017; 2(1): 1024.

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