Ayurveda, a healing system from India that dates back thousands of years, uses triphala for many purposes. In modern times, it is used to treat a number of diseases. As herb that supports all three doshas in Ayurvedic medicine, it is good for overall health, including mental, emotional and physical. It is made by combining gooseberry, belleric myrobalan and black myrobalan, and is supplied in the form of powder. Triphala powder/dry is beneficial in controlling diabetes, relieving one from stress, promoting weight loss and treating several infections. Triphala is also available in other forms in the market.