Well + Good - May 21, 2018

 

This Cult Ayurvedic Herb Might Be the Answer to All Your Digestive Troubles.

 

Trying to get your digestion in check can sometimes feel like a never-ending game of trial and error. Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome or an undetected food allergy can be intensely frustrating. Then there are lifestyle habits—like not getting enough fiber or several missed doses of probiotics—that can lead to bloating, constipation, and other issues that indicate your intestinal tract is out of whack.

Bernier points out that triphala’s also a powerful antioxidant, which is one reason why it’s also sometimes used topically to treat skin conditions. “The overall benefits to skin when applied topically include reducing redness, preventing acne, and hydration,” says Anisha Khanna, CEO of Sonäge Skincare, who incorporated the ingredient into the brand’s new Tulsi Soothing Tri Clay Mask. She adds that the three fruits are a tag team that can scavenge free radicals, increase microcirculation to the skin, and support its ability to flush out toxins.