Triphala means “three fruits”, referring to the fruits of amla, bibitaki and haritaki that comprise the combination. The fruits are dried, powdered, mixed together, and encapsulated. This blend is about the most compatible medicine there is, and will benefit literally anyone who takes it. The uses for triphala fill volumes in the Ayurvedic literature. Beside being a general tonic, it is a light laxative, skin, eye, and liver nourisher and general detoxifier.