Taking Ashwagandha with Triphala: IS it SAFE or Not?

Short Answer: It is generally safe to take ashwagandha and triphala together or one after another. Because they are compatible in Ayurveda and have no known interactions or contraindications.

Ashwagandha and triphala are both healthy supplements.

Ashwagandha contains alkaloids, steroidal lactones, saponins, and withanolides.

Triphala has tannins, phytosterols, and flavonoids.

According to Ayurveda, ashwagandha and triphala are both rasayanas, which means they help rejuvenate the body and enhance the quality of life.

They are compatible with each other as they have similar properties of being warm, light, and unctuous.

They also balance all three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) and support various aspects of health such as digestion, immunity, stress, and inflammation.

But according to science, there is not enough evidence to prove the effectiveness or safety of ashwagandha and triphala when taken together.

There are no clinical trials or studies that have tested this combination in humans.

Therefore, the potential benefits or risks of this combination are unknown.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after taking ashwagandha and triphala together you experience any side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, headache, or allergic reaction, then stop combining them. And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of ashwagandha and triphala you consume. Because too much of any supplement can have adverse effects on your health.

Whether you take them together or not, you should always choose organic and pure ashwagandha and triphala products from reputable sources.

Because some products may contain additives, fillers, or contaminants that can reduce their potency or cause harm to your health.

You can store them in a cool, dry, and dark place away from direct sunlight and moisture. Do not store them in the refrigerator or freezer as this can affect their quality and shelf life.

Finally, remember, ashwagandha and triphala are not substitutes for a balanced diet and lifestyle. They are meant to complement your health and wellness goals.

Always consult your doctor before taking any supplements, especially if you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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