1:1:1 vs. 3:2:1. What ratio is the best Triphala composition?


Good Lyfe Project 3:2:1 Triphala Vs 1:1:1 Triphala

We are addressing the most common question that we get. The three fruits that go into the making of the Triphala powder can be in equal (1:1:1) or unequal (3:2:1 or 4:2:1) proportions. When the ratio is not mentioned by the manufacturer/ Vaidya of this Ayurvedic preparation, it is safe to assume that Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki have been used in equal proportions (1:1:1). Different compositions of Triphala are useful in tackling different conditions. So let’s discuss what is the right composition for you. 

Of the three phalas, Amlali contains ‘sheetamsha’ or cooling properties and the other two contain ‘ushnaamsha’ or are heat generating. Tridoshik, the Triphala balances Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas in the body. 


3:2:1 Triphala 

The 3:2:1 Triphala is heat-neutral. This renders rejuvenating effects making it good for maintaining overall health. Being slightly cooler than the normal Triphala, this composition is also helpful in conditions such as gastritis and easing burning sensations. Vitamin C and antioxidants –rich, this proportion is useful for hair health.

1:1:1 or Normal Triphala

The 1:1:1 Triphala is associated with heat generation within the body. This is useful for people seeking therapeutic effects. This ‘Rasayana’ helps with digestive issues and reduces recurrent fever, obesity, and urinary disorders. It is useful in dealing with skin problems, is good for the eyes, and has many more benefits. Haritaki, in particular, is useful for easing bowel movement and relieving constipation, burning excess fat, maintaining cholesterol levels, and lessening abdominal discomfort. Explore the amazing benefits of Triphala powder.

Which Triphala ratio is better?

Ayurvedic texts do not promote one composition to be better than the other. However, due to 3:2:1 Triphala composition being cooler than 1:1:1 Triphala and beneficial for windi gas relief, we prefer the composition.

How should Triphala be consumed?

For you to gain the benefits you seek, the Triphala powder composition is to be consumed with the prescribed ‘Anupana’ or medium. Examples of Anupana are ghritam or ghee, water, honey, and milk. Here are a few ways: 

  • Fight common digestive issues and acidity, improve immunity, manage weight, and boost energy levels: 1 tsp of Triphala powder with honey in lukewarm water. Drink on an empty stomach before exercise or workout.
  • Use as a face mask: Mix 1 tbsp Triphala powder with coconut oil. Stir into a paste. Rub onto clean skin. Rinse off with warm water once dry and pat with a soft towel.
  • Prevent dandruff and hair fall: Take 1 tbsp Triphala powder and 1tbsp of Neem powder. Mix using water and make a thin paste. Use fingertips to apply the blend onto the scalp. Massage gently with your fingertips. Leave until dry or up to 20 minutes. Rinse with water. 

You can also try Licorice Triphala herbal chai or Triphala wellness tea. Including superfoods in your diet are easier than you think. All you need to do is take the first step. 

Provided you consume the Triphala in the right way and in the right proportion, it can be helpful for a plethora of conditions. Easily available in powder form, Good Lyfe Organic Triphala Superherbal powder can be used for your wellness goals. 

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