Triphala is an Ayurvedic combination of 3 fruits: amalki, haritaki & bibhitaki. The main function is to balance the gut flora. Considered a good antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & laxative, it is usually recommended to take on an empty stomach by dissolving half a teaspoon in hot water.
*Consult your physician before using any Ayurvedic herbs.
Sold as a dry fruit with a dark purple to black rind, kokum gives foods a floral, sweet & slightly sour taste. No need to chop; simply stew the dry skins in a coconut based curry, potatoes, okra or lentils so that they release their flavor. Add slowly as a little can go a long way & flavor takes time to develop.