Not just Holistic, but how to use E: All of the Above!

I made this blog because I did tons of research on success stories and research worldwide and used it on my dog with nasal cancer named Lucy. So, now my hobby is molecular biology. The treatment uses combination of health store supplements, some prescription meds, diet changes, and specific Ayurvedic and Chinese medicinal herbs. I just wanted her to have a better quality of life. I thought this combination of E: All the Above (except no radiation or chemo and surgery for this cancer was not an option) would help that for sure, but it actually put her bleeding nasal cancer in remission!
My approach to cancer is about treating the whole animals biologic system. But I do hate the word 'Holistic'. Sounds like hoo hoo. This is science based, research based data and results of using active herbal compounds that happen to be readily available and common. Some call it Nutriceuticals. Others may call it Orthomolecular cancer therapy. Or Cancer Immunotherapy.
-Slow cancer cell reproduction
-Make cancer cells become easier targets for the immune system
-Kill the cancer cells
-Rid the cancer cells
-Remove the toxins it produces
- Stimulate and Modulate the immune system
-Control secondary symptoms like bleeding, infection, inflammation, mucous, appetite, or pain for a better feeling animal
-Working with your vet for exams and prescriptions that are sometimes needed when conditions are acute.
Just by using a multi-modal treatment approach that is as diverse in attack as possible. Both conventional and natural.
The body conditions that allowed it to develop in the first place must be corrected. If caught early enough, like with Lucy, this ongoing maintenance correctional treatment is all that was required at this point to achieve, so far, more than 10 TIMES the life expectancy given (more than 60 months) after diagnosis WITH remission. I did not use radiation or chemotherapy or surgery.
I hope this cancer research can help your dog as well.

My Lucy

My Lucy
In Loving Memory my Lucy December 2016
CURRENT STATUS - It was for more than 5 YEARS after Lucy was diagnosed by biopsy in March 2011 with nasal cancer that she lived. And she was in remission for 4 of 5 years using no radiation or chemo! Now multiply that by 7 to be 35 years extended!! She was 12.5 years old - equivalent to almost 90 human years old. She ended her watch December 1, 2016. I miss her so much.

January 9, 2013

Ayurvedic herb Triphala for dog cancer

Commonly seen Dog Cancers are:-

  1. Skin cancer - Skin tumors are very frequent in older aged dogs, but are less common in cats. Most skin cancer in cats is malignant, but in dogs they are frequently benign. All skin tumors should be examined by the veterinary doctor.

  2. Breast cancer- 50 % of all breast tumors in dogs and eighty five percent of all breast tumors in cats are metastatic. Spaying your pet between six and twelve months of age will very much decrease the risk of breast cancer. Surgery is the treatment of choice for this type of cancer.

  3. Head & Neck cancer  - Cancer of the mouth is widespread in dogs and less frequent in cats. Accumulations on the gums, bleeding, odor or difficult eating are signs to watch for. Many bulges are malignant, so early treatment is essential. Cancer may build up inside the nose of both cats and dogs. Bleeding from the nose, complexity breathing or facial swelling may happen.

  4. Lymphoma – It is a common form of cancer in both dogs and cats. It is differentiated by growth of 1 or many lymph nodes in the body. A virus is the sources for most of these cancers in cats. Chemotherapy is commonly effectual in controlling this type of cancer.

  5. Testicles cancer- these tumors are rare in cats and common in dogs. Many of these cancers are curable with surgery.

  6. Abdominal Tumors – abdominal tumors inside the abdomen are frequent. It is hard to make an early diagnosis. Weight loss and abdominal extension are common signs of these tumors.

  7. Bone cancer- Bone tumors are most frequently seen in large breed dogs and hardly ever in cats. The leg bones, near joints, are the most frequent sites. Persistent lameness and bump of the leg is an early sign of disease.

Ayurvedic Herb Triphala for Dog Cancer

Triphala – triphala is an herbal supplement that has been an herb of choice for treating cancers. Recent researches have supported this fact. Triphala enhances the immunity of the body thus helps in fighting against the cells causing cancer. Triphala since long has been a drug of choice of treating various disorders and diseases.
Triphala is an herbal formulation that is widely used in Ayurveda for the treatment of various ailments (1). It consists of equal portions of dried and powdered fruits of three medicinal plants: Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula, and Terminalia belerica (2). Triphala is used to treat dental caries, anemia, jaundice, constipation, asthma, fever, chronic ulcers, inflammation, obesity and to promote immunity against infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and AIDS.
It demonstrated antioxidant (3) (2), anti-inflammatory (4), antibacterial (5), immunomodulatory (6), chondroprotective (7), antidiarrhoeal (12), and anticancer (8) (1) (9) (13) properties in vitro. These effects are due to the polyphenols and flavonoids present in its constituents. Triphala also showed hypolipidemic (10) and enteroprotective effects against methotrexate-induced damage in rats (14). However, these effects have not been tested in clinical trials.
A small study did not find significant difference between triphala and chlorhexidine mouthwashes when used for prevention of dental caries in children (15).

Triphala may cause gastrointestinal side effects.

Purported Uses
  • Anemia
  • Jaundice
  • Constipation
  • Asthma
  • Infections
  • Chronic ulcers
  • Inflammation
  • Obesity
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Cancer

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Myrobalan (Terminalia chebula)
  • Belleric Myrobalan (Terminalia belerica)

Mechanism of Action
The exact mechanism of action is not known although the polyphenols and flavonoids are thought to be responsible for many of Triphala's effects. Gallic acid, a major polyphenol in Triphala, has antioxidant property (11). Triphala also increased the reactive oxygen species (ROS) in breast cancer cells (MCF-7 and T-47D), resulting in apoptosis (8). Terminalia chebula, one of the components of Triphala, was shown to be a potent hyaluronidase and collagenase inhibitor that prevented degradation of cartilage (7). Triphala also protected mice from radiation-induced mortality (2) (3). Oral administration of Triphala enhanced immune functions in rats (6).

  1. Possible Adverse Reactions
    Intestinal gas, stomach upset, diarrhea

  2. Herb-Drug Interactions
    • Cytochrome P450 substrates: Triphala inhibits CYP3A4 and CYP2D6, and can affect the intracellular concentration of drugs metabolized by these enzymes (16).

    1. Sandhya T, Lathika KM, Pandey BN, Mishra KP. Potential of traditional ayurvedic formulation, Triphala, as a novel anticancer drug. Cancer Lett 2006;231(2):206-14.
    2. Naik GH, Priyadarsini KI, Bhagirathi RG, et al. In vitro antioxidant studies and free radical reactions of triphala, an ayurvedic formulation and its constituents. Phytother Res 2005;19(7):582-6.
    3. Jagetia GC, Malagi KJ, Baliga MS, et al. Triphala, an ayurvedic rasayana drug, protects mice against radiation-induced lethality by free-radical scavenging. J Altern Complement Med 2004;10(6):971-8.
    4. Rasool M, Sabina EP. Antiinflammatory effect of the Indian Ayurvedic herbal formulation Triphala on adjuvant-induced arthritis in mice. Phytother Res 2007;21(9):889-94.
    5. Kumar MS, Kirubanandan S, Sripriya R. Triphala Promotes Healing of Infected Full-Thickness Dermal Wound. J Surg Res 2007.
    6. Srikumar R, Parthasarathy NJ, Devi SR. Immunomodulatory activity of triphala on neutrophil functions. Biol Pharm Bull 2005;28(8):1398-403.
    7. Sumantran VN, Kulkarni AA, Harsulkar A, et al. Hyaluronidase and collagenase inhibitory activities of the herbal formulation Triphala guggulu. J Biosci 2007;32(4):755-61.
    8. Sandhya T, Mishra KP. Cytotoxic response of breast cancer cell lines, MCF 7 and T 47 D to triphala and its modification by antioxidants. Cancer Lett 2006;238(2):304-13.
    9. Deep G, Dhiman M, Rao AR, Kale RK. Chemopreventive potential of Triphala (a composite Indian drug) on benzo(a)pyrene induced forestomach tumorigenesis in murine tumor model system. J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2005;24(4):555-63.
    10. Saravanan S, Srikumar R, Manikandan S. Hypolipidemic effect of triphala in experimentally induced hypercholesteremic rats. Yakugaku Zasshi 2007;127(2):385-8.
    11. Kaur S, Michael H, Arora S, et al. The in vitro cytotoxic and apoptotic activity of Triphala—an Indian herbal drug. J Ethnopharmacol 2005;97(1):15-20.
    12. Biradar YS, Singh R, Sharma K, et al. Evaluation of anti-diarrhoeal property and acute toxicity of Triphala Mashi, an Ayurvedic formulation. J Herb Pharmacother. 2007;7(3-4):203-12.
    13. Shi Y, Sahu RP, Srivastava SK. Triphala inhibits both in vitro and in vivo xenograft growth of pancreatic tumor cells by inducing apoptosis. BMC Cancer. 2008 Oct 10;8:294.
    14. Nariya M, Shukla V, Jain S, Ravishankar B. Comparison of enteroprotective efficacy of triphala formulations (Indian Herbal Drug) on methotrexate-induced small intestinal damage in rats. Phytother Res. 2009 Aug;23(8):1092-8.
    15. Tandon S, Gupta K, Rao S, Malagi KJ. Effect of Triphala mouthwash on the caries status. Int J Ayurveda Res. 2010 Apr;1(2):93-9.
    16. Ponnusankar S, Pandit S, Babu R, Bandyopadhyay A, Mukherjee PK. Cytochrome P450 inhibitory potential of Triphala—a Rasayana from Ayurveda. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Jan 7;133(1):120-5.

    Triphala is an Indian ayurvedic herb. Recently, it has been investigated for use as an anti-carcinogen. Triphala has also shown antioxidant and immune-enhancing benefits in test tube studies. It contains several compounds that are responsible for most of its therapeutic effects, including cancer prevention. If you have cancer, you should first consult with your doctor before taking triphala.

    Anti-proliferate Effect

    In a 2005 study conducted by G. Deep and colleagues at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, triphala has shown to help protect against the development of tumors in mice. The results of their studies have been published in the December 2005 issue of "Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research." It was found that the anti-proliferate effect of triphala is likely related to apoptosis, or programmed cell death.

    Antioxidant Activity

    Triphala is a rich source of natural antioxidants called polyphenols. Antioxidants inhibit the formation of free radicals, or unstable oxygen molecules, which cause oxidative damage to biomolecules such as lipids, proteins and nuclei acids, impairing normal cell functions. Cellular damage caused by free radicals contributes to increased susceptibility for cellular mutations eventually resulting in the initiation of cancer, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center notes.

    Breast Cancer

    T. Sandhya and colleagues at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center in India examined the effects of aqueous extracts of triphala on the growth and invasion of breast cancer cells. The results, published in the journal "Cancer Letters" in 2006, showed that triphala significantly decreased the growth of MCF-7 breast cancer cells. The analysis of this experiment further suggests that triphala extract might exert its anti-cancer effect by inducing apoptosis.

    Pancreatic Cancer

    Triphala induces apoptosis in human pancreatic cancer cells in vivo in the xenograft models. Scientists at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center reveal that triphala activates reactive oxygen species production. Because an accumulation of reactive oxygen species can lead to apoptotic cell death, triphala might inhibit pancreatic cancer cell growth, says Y. Shi, Ph.D., a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and cancer biology center at the Texas Tech University. The results of this experiment were first published in the "BMC Cancer" journal in October 2008.

    Triphala Research study
    Potential of traditional ayurvedic formulation, Triphala, as a novel anticancer drug.
    Cancer Lett. 2005;

    The cytotoxic effects of aqueous extract of Triphala, an ayurvedic formulation, were investigated on human breast cancer cell line (MCF-7) and a transplantable mouse thymic lymphoma (barcl-95). The viability of treated cells was found to decrease with the increasing concentrations of Triphala. On the other hand, treatment of normal breast epithelial cells, MCF-10 F, human peripheral blood mononuclear cells, mouse liver and spleen cells, with similar concentrations of Triphala did not affect their cytotoxicity significantly. The drug treatment was found to induce apoptosis in MCF-7 and barcl-95 cells in vitro as determined by annexin-V fluorescence and proportion of apoptotic cells was found dependent on Triphala concentration. MCF-7 cells treated with Triphala when subjected to single cell gel electrophoresis, revealed a pattern of DNA damage, characteristic of apoptosis. Studies on Triphala treated MCF-7 and barcl-95 cells showed significant increase in intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) in a concentration dependent manner. ROS increase was, however, found to be insignificant in MCF-10 F as well as in murine spleen and liver normal cells. In vivo, direct oral feeding of Triphala to mice (40mg/kg body weight) transplanted with barcl-95 produced significant reduction in tumor growth as evaluated by tumor volume measurement. It was also found that apoptosis was significantly higher in the excised tumor tissue of Triphala fed mice as compared to the control, suggesting the involvement of apoptosis in tumor growth reduction. These results suggest that Triphala possessed ability to induce cytotoxicity in tumor cells but spared the normal cells. The differential effect of Triphala on normal and tumor cells seems to be related to its ability to evoke differential response in intracellular ROS generation. The differential response of normal and tumor cells to Triphala in vitro and the substantial regression of transplanted tumor in mice fed with Triphala points to its potential use as an anticancer drug for clinical treatment.
The in vitro cytotoxic and apoptotic activity of Triphala--an Indian herbal drug.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2005.
A study on cytotoxic effect of acetone extract of Triphal" whose antimutagenicity has already been tested. The in vitro antimutagenic activity of Triphala --an Indian herbal drug. Food Chemistry and Toxicology 40, 47-54) was extended to test its cytotoxic effects on cancer cell-lines using Shionogi 115 (S115) and MCF-7 breast cancer cells and PC-3 and DU-145 prostate cancer cells as models. The results revealed that acetone extract of "Triphala" showed a significant cytotoxic effect on these cancer cell-lines and the effect was similar on all cancer cell lines used in this study. The major phenolic compounds in the most potent acetone extracts were isolated and purified. Structural analysis was conducted using spectroscopic techniques including mass spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and infrared (IR) which showed gallic acid as the major component. The suppression of the growth of cancer cells in cytotoxic assays may be due to the gallic acid-a major polyphenol observed in Triphala.

An Indian herbal remedy could one day be used to help fight pancreatic cancer, scientists hope.
A team at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute found extracts of triphala slowed the growth of human pancreatic tumours grafted onto mice.
The findings, presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, offer hope that one day a treatment might be developed.
But experts have warned the research is still at a very early stage.

Triphala triggered the cancerous cells to die off and significantly reduced the size of the tumours

Professor Sanjay K Srivastava
Triphala is a herbal preparation used in the traditional Indian medicine system Ayurveda.
It contains the dried and powdered fruits of three plants, and it is said to ease intestinal-related disorders, promoting good digestion.

Anti-cancer properties
Previous studies have shown triphala to have an anti-cancer activity in cell cultures, and the new research found this effect also worked in mice fed the herb preparation, without damaging normal pancreatic cells.
The team fed mice grafted with human pancreatic tumours a triphala solution five days per week.
After four weeks they compared the tumour size and proteins contents of the tumours with those of a control group of mice that had not received the triphala.
They found that the tumours in triphala-treated mice were half the size of those in the untreated mice.
The also found the treated mice tumour cells had higher levels of proteins associated with apoptosis - the process by the which the body normally disposes of damaged, old of unneeded cells.
In cancer cells this process is often faulty, allowing the tumours to divide rapidly without any cells dying.


Professor Srivastava said: "Triphala triggered the cancerous cells to die off and significantly reduced the size of the tumours without causing any toxic side effects."
Further testing revealed that triphala had also activated tumour-suppressor genes, but did not negatively affect normal pancreatic cells.
Professor Srivastava said: "Our results demonstrate that triphala has strong anti-cancer properties given its ability to induce apoptosis in pancreatic cancer cells without damaging normal pancreatic cells.
 "With follow-up studies, we hope to demonstrate its potential use as a novel agent for the prevention and treatment of pancreatic cancer."

Triphala, Ayurvedic formulation for treating and preventing cancer: a review.

Research and Development, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Kankanady, Karnataka, India. 


BACKGROUND: Triphala (Sanskrit tri = three and phala = fruits), composed of the three medicinal fruits Phyllanthus emblica L. or Emblica officinalis Gaertn., Terminalia chebula Retz., and Terminalia belerica Retz. is an important herbal preparation in the traditional Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. Triphala is an antioxidant-rich herbal formulation and possesses diverse beneficial properties. It is a widely prescribed Ayurvedic drug and is used as a colon cleanser, digestive, diuretic, and laxative. Cancer is a major cause of death, and globally studies are being conducted to prevent cancer or to develop effective nontoxic therapeutic agents. Experimental studies in the past decade have shown that Triphala is useful in the prevention of cancer and that it also possesses antineoplastic, radioprotective and chemoprotective effects

Triphala churna is a mild laxative, which cleanses and tonifies the gastro-intestinal tract. It is made from the three most important herbs in Ayurveda : Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), and Vibhitaki (Terminalia Bellirica). Triphala is known as a cleaning agent, including a blood cleanser. The herb also has a high nutritional value, including high levels of vitamin C. Because of its high vitamin content, Triphala is often used as a food supplement like vitamins are in Western countries. In fact, the benefits of this herb are so well known that a well known Indian saying goes like this: "You do not have a mother? Don't worry, as long as you have Triphala in your life!".In recent years, a number of research studies have found new uses for this herb, including treatment for various forms of cancer. It is also found to have high antioxidant qualities, and is even useful for treatment against noise and stress induced conditions.[3]

Benefits of Triphala Churna [4][5][6]

Amalaki or Amla (Emblica Officinalis)

  • Is a fruit rich in vitamin C that builds immunity and an effective antioxidant that removes harmful toxins from the body.
  • Amla helps to strengthen and nourish the lungs and the respiratory tract by removing mucus
  • Vitamin C in Amla helps to maintain good reproductive health in both males and females, in whom it further helps to regulate menstrual cycles.
  • Amla induces iron that aids blood circulation and maintains proper functioning of the heart.
  • Its detox function helps in the formation of fresh tissues leading to a glowing skin.
Vibhitaki (Terminalia Bellirica)

  • Vibhitaki acts as a blood purifier and curbs haemorrhage
  • It is an internal cleanser removing harmful toxins and excess fats out of the body
  • Its anti-viral and anti-bacterial abilities nurtures voice quality and improves eyesight
  • Hair roots are strengthened and it enriches hair colour.
Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula)

  • Haritaki has five rasas , or tastes, being sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungentand astringent
  • It stimulates the functioning of the digestive system and sensory organs
  • It is an effective in combating piles, anaemia, gastro-intestinal problems and gall stones
One of the commonest and cheapest of Indian ayurvedic medical formulations - Triphala - is now emerging as one of the most potent anticancer agents.
This is the conclusion of scientists from a number of prominent research institutions in India as well as abroad, confirming some of the earlier studies conducted at Amala Cancer Research Center by Dr Ramadas Kuttan and associates since 2002.
In a study entitled ‘Potential of traditional ayurvedic formulation, Triphala, as a novel anticancer drug’ published in the January 2006 issue of Cancer Letters, scientists at the Radiation Biology and Health Sciences Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, found that Triphala “possessed the ability to induce cytotoxicity (cell death) in tumor cells but spared the normal cells.
The scientists explain that the differential effect of Triphala on normal and tumor cells seems to be related to its ability to evoke differential response in intracellular ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) generation. Conclusion: “The differential response of normal and tumor cells to Triphala in vitro and the substantial regression of transplanted tumor in mice fed with Triphala points to its potential use as an anticancer drug for clinical treatment.
Similarly, a December 2005 report in the Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research from the Radiation and Cancer Biology Laboratory at Jawaharlal Nehru University noted that Triphala was effective in reducing tumor incidences and increasing the antioxidant status of animals. The authors claim that theirs is “probably the first report on cancer chemopreventive potential of Triphala.” They also note “It was important to observe that Triphala was more effective in reducing tumor incidences compared to its individual constituents.
Another report from the Department of Botanical Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, found that "Triphala" showed a significant cytotoxic effect on cancer cell-lines and the effect was similar on all cancer cell lines used in this study.” The results, reported in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in February 2005, reveal that the results may be due to the action of gallic acid-a major polyphenol observed in "Triphala". The same authors had previously reported that Triphala “had promising antimutagenic/anticarcinogenic potential. In February 2006, scientists from the Dr. A.L. Mudaliar Post-Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani Campus, reported supplementation with Triphala prevents the noise-stress induced changes in the antioxidant as well as cell-mediated immune response in rats. What this means is that Triphala is an anti stress agent. This study concludes that Triphala restores the noise-stress induced changes because of its antioxidant properties.
Antioxidant studies conducted at The Radiation Chemistry and Chemical Dynamics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Trombay revealed that all three constituents of triphala are active and they exhibit slightly different activities under different conditions and the mixture, triphala, is expected to be more efficient due to the combined activity of the individual components. The findings were reported in the July 2005 issue of Phytotherapy Research. Two months later, scientists from BARC reported on the radio-protective ability of a component of Triphala.
Similar results were also reported from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, when scientists claimed that “Triphala, an ayurvedic rasayana drug, protects mice against radiation-induced lethality by free-radical scavenging.” They concluded that “Triphala provided protection against both gastrointestinal and hemopoetic death.
In Phytotherapy Research, July 2004, scientists from Kasturba Medical College reported that certain traditional Indian polyherbal crude drugs, including Triphala, may be potent and novel therapeutic agents for scavenging of (Nitrous Oxide) NO, and thereby inhibit the pathological conditions caused by excessive generation of NO and its oxidation product, peroxynitrite. The scientists say these findings may also help to explain, at least in part, the pharmacological activities like rejuvenating, adaptogenic, anti-infection, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective and neuroprotective activities of these traditional, clinically used non toxic drugs.

Respiratory system

  • Respiratory infection - Triphala is an herb that is known for increasing the immunity of the body. Triphala acts as a powerful security checker and does not let any foreign particle to invade in the body and if by chance it gets into body, it strongly acts on it to eradicate that particle thereby protecting our body with its harmful after effects.
  • Cough and cold – as mentioned earlier also that Triphala is very supportive in curbing any kind of infection in the body thereby it is helpful in withholding the conditions like cough and cold as it is also helpful in countering allergies.
  • Accumulated mucus in the lungs and chest – as described earlier that Triphala has mucolytic properties thereby it is very helpful in expelling out the extra amount of mucus that some how gets accumulated in the chest and forms the grounds of infection.

  • Anti-oxidant – Triphala is one of the powerful antioxidant. Its reference has been found in various ayurvedic texts. Triphala has a unique properties by which it is has the affinity to scavenges free radicals. It is very helpful in retarding the early aging process to make you young for ever. It also fills your body with new energies and enthusiasm that will make you and your body happy.

  • Immunity – Triphala is extremely beneficial in increasing the immunity in the body and also helps in fighting any kind of infection that occurs in the body. It is helpful in production of various anti-bodies, T helper cells and lymphocytes that are helpful in fighting against any foreign invasion on our body.

  • Cancer – recent researches have proven that Triphala is highly effective in treating the cancer. These tests were conducted on mice. It does not let the abnormal division of the cells making them to perform normally. More researches are taking place to prove their effect on humans but it for sure that it has anti cancerous properties that make it a herb for future.
  • Loss of appetite – Triphala is a herbal formulation that is very effective in normalizing the digestion that is helpful in maintaining the normal amount of hunger desires in the body. It helps in promoting the decreased appetite.
  • Inflammation – Triphala is highly effective is reducing any kind of edematous growth internally as well as externally in the body and also is helpful in reducing inflammation.

  • Immuno-modulatory activities of Triphala on neutrophil functioning.
    Biol-Pharm-Bull. 2005 Aug; 28(8): 1398-403
    Immune activation is an effectual as well as defensive approach against rising infectious diseases. The immuno-modulatory behavior of Triphala (Terminalia chebula: Haritaki, Terminalia belerica: Bhibitaki and Emblica officinalis: Amalaki) were reviewed by testing the a variety of neutrophil functions like adherence, phagocytosis (phagocytic index (P.I) and avidity index (A.I)) and nitro blue tetrazolium (NBT) decrease in albino rats. In latest years much notice is being listening carefully on the immunological changes occur during stress. Noise (100 dB) stress for 4 h/d for 15 d, was engaged to alter the neutrophil purpose. The neutrophil function tests and corticosterone levels were approved out in 8 different groups of animals, namely controlled; Triphala, noise-stress, Triphala noise-stress, and matching immunized groups were used. Sheep RBC (SRBC 5 x 10(9) cells per ml) were used for immunizing the animals that fit in to immunized groups. In Triphala management (1 g/kg/d for 48 d), A.I was found to be considerably improved in the Triphala group, while the residual neutrophil functions and steroid levels were not distorted considerably. Though the neutrophil functions were considerably improved in the Triphala immunized group with a noteworthy reduction in corti-costerone level was seen. On contact to the noise-stress, the neutrophil functions were considerably concealed and followed by an important raise in the corticosterone levels were seen in both the noise-stress and the noise-stress immunized groups. These noise-stress-induced changes were appreciably prohibited by Triphala management in both the Triphala noise-stress and the Triphala noise-stress immunized groups. Hence our investigation has divulged that oral management of Triphala appears to rouse the neutrophil gathering in the immunized rats and stress induced repression in the neutrophil functions were considerably prohibited by Triphala.

    This is because this herb (well fruit actually) set consists of the three fruits: Harada, Amla, and Bihara.

    Amla is a sour tasting fruit that contains 20 times the amount of vitamin C than citrus fruits such as oranges. This is why this triad of fruits is used as a food supplement. Triphala, however has numerous other benefits besides its high vitamin content.

     The fruit Harada is what regulates your digestive system due to its laxative-like effects. This assists the body in ridding toxins from your liver and improving digestion. Triphala also has circulatory system benefits. Your circulation has the potential to improve when taking this herbal remedy, Additionally, triphala is known to lower blood pressure. According to Organic India, triphala is a blood cleanser, too.
    The fruit Harada is an antispasmodic which means that it suppresses muscle spasms. The combination of the three fruits additionally is known to lower cholesterol, assist the body in recovering from stress and act as an anti-inflammatory especially for the stomach. Its anti-inflammatory properties are a result of the quercetin and vitamin C that is within this fruit mixture.

     Triphala is a relatively safe herb. Not many side effects are known to be caused by this antioxidant. Although at high levels it is known to cause diarrhea. 

      In conclusion, flavonoids of the flavone, flavonol, flavanone, and isoflavone classes possess antiproliferative effects in different cancer cell lines. Triphala being rich in these is a potent drug for cancer support. However, it remains for subsequent meticulous studies and investigations to determine which individual polyphenolic molecules can exert the most potent differentiating and growth inhibitory activity in cancer cells. Many people die of cancer without getting proper treatment either because of inaccessibility or unaffordability. So this project also focuses on the contribution of “triphala” in ameliorating the maladies suffered by those inflicted by the dreaded disease. This will help the humanity to eradicate one of the major causes of death. 

    I GIVE LUCY 1 TRIPHALA CAPSULE PER DAY I BOUGHT FROM (I just recently started this in late December 2012)

      I also give her Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha
       - It is also called 'Indian ginseng or winter cherry’ and is one of the most significant Ayurvedic herbs, supplementing with growth, health and energy. Customary use can help to nurture the blood and augment hemoglobin levels. Current studies have established that Ashwagandha has anti-tumor properties and can help to avert or slow the development of cancers. It is an effectual anti-inflammatory and has outstanding calming properties. This herb is often suggested as a tonic to help with recovery after illness.

      I give Lucy 1 Ashwagandhaextract capsule per day from