Triphala Home Remedy For Eye Care

Triphala is one of the most common ingredient in many eye care products. Triphala is one of the safest of Ayurvedic products. It contains three fruits.
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica
Amla – Indian Gooseberry

Triphala Eye care

Today let us learn a simple home remedy for eye care using Triphala powder, ghee and honey.


To Whom this Ayurvedic remedy helps?
It would help anyone who has repeated eye disorders like dryness of eyes, irritation, redness, itching sensation, burning sensation etc.
It also helps to some extent in people with vision power related issues.
People suffering from computer vision syndrome – CVS
People who complain of eye dryness post eye-surgery.


Triphala Churna (powder) – half teaspoon
Honey –  8-10  drops
Ghee – 3 – 4 drops.

Method of preparation, intake

How to make?
Mix all the three in a bowl thoroughly to make a paste.

How to take?
Take the paste along with water at night, after food.

How long to take?
It can be taken for 2 – 3 months or even longer. It is traditionally told as something that can be taken on daily basis for a long period of time.

How long can this remedy be stored?
You can mix the Triphala with honey and ghee and store it for a period of 2 – 3 months in an air tight container in a clean dry area, away from moisture.


Any contra indications?
It is best to avoid this in pregnant mothers and children below 5 years of age.

Can Triphala tablets be used in place of powder?
No. Traditionally powder is told as ingredient in this home remedy.

Home remedy video

Does one take ghee by warming it so that one can count the drops? And after how long doe one see the betterment in the eyes?
Ghee can be warmed a little so that the counting of drops becomes easy. But once you know how much of solid ghee is how many drops, you may not heat the ghee every time.
Improving in eye / vision can be expected in a month’s time.

45 comments on “Triphala Home Remedy For Eye Care

  • Sujaya ranganath

    06/04/2013 - 9:34 pm

    Hello Doctor,
    The way you explain and present each article with picture is very nice…!!

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      18/04/2013 - 1:43 pm

      Thank you very much. Dr Sujaya. 🙂

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  • anjali

    07/04/2013 - 12:07 am

    My son is having watery eye problem and complains to light sensitivity… Thanks for posting this , I have all the ingredients I will try this for my child

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    18/04/2013 - 1:46 pm

    1. welcome 🙂
    2. You mentioned, what I forgot. It is absolutely useful for people using computers for long hours.
    3. Triphala water eye wash in the morning is just fine.
    4. Some do Tarpana treatment (an eye treatment) with Triphala Ghrita (Triphala ghee). Along with that, some eye exercises should help in correcting the vision to some extent.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    18/04/2013 - 1:54 pm

    It can be taken in a dose of one teaspoon (small spoon) at night, for nursing mother. But because it has astringent properties, I would recommend, it once in two days, rather than daily.
    If the condition does not improve, please consider visiting an Ayurveda doctor.

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  • Hema

    19/04/2013 - 11:05 am

    Thank you Doctor

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  • Shripad Atakare

    19/04/2013 - 2:09 pm

    My mother is having diabetes since last 3.5 years. she lost her left eye due to retinopathy & the right eye is also having weak sight. Allopathic doctors are saying that it is irreversible. Can you please suggest any medicine or will this preparation will be useful for her?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      03/05/2013 - 12:10 pm

      Hi, I am doubtful of even Ayurvedic treatment in your mother’s case. Please consult an Ayurveda hospital once.

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  • prajeeth

    09/05/2013 - 9:50 am

    Dear Doctor,

    in the above comment its written that it is safe to take for 2-3 months. Is this comment only for women?

    because in the post above

    How long to take?
    It can be taken for 2 – 3 months or even longer. It is traditionally told as something that can be taken on daily basis for a long period of time.

    So is this recommended to take long period of time because of haritaki?


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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      09/05/2013 - 12:32 pm

      See the dose is very very low, only half a teaspoon. With that dose, it can be taken on a daily basis for a very long period of time. If taking it for long is not an option for someone, 2 – 3 months usage is also good.

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      • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

        09/05/2013 - 4:44 pm

        perfectly fine. Make sure that the quality of the product is good.

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  • Ganesh

    16/11/2013 - 11:30 am

    Hello Doctor,

    I read your post on Amla & now on Triphala.. Its really nice to see your response for all lots of query… I love they way you are serving peoples.. Always keep it on..!

    I have a question on how to consume “Triphala” every day to result in weight loss..

    Thank you for your precious time..

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      12/12/2013 - 3:51 pm

      Dear Ganesh, Triphala Churna – 1 teaspoon with honey at night can be taken for a period of 2 months as a weight loss remedy.
      Thanks for your kind appreciation.

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  • Ishar Singh Narang

    03/01/2014 - 11:37 pm

    very informative. However I am afraid of trifla as Amla and Bahedareates both creat constipation. Only Harad is good for constipation.. I am using Honey but not ghee and get good results.

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  • Ishar Singh Narang

    25/02/2014 - 10:59 pm

    I have read this article again. I am convinced if triphla churan is used with honey at night will not be constipative. It wiil be rather immunitive. In small quantity it could be used for longer periods giving break from time to time. I had read that trifla removes many many diseases but was afraid of constipative nature.Mixing of Honey would be wonderful.

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  • Raghavendra Um

    01/04/2014 - 12:24 pm

    Dear Sir,
    Thanks for the information
    the actual problem is watering eye means that the tear duct of eye to nose which help to drain the water released from the eye that duct is closed so u get water from eye
    is their any solution for this problem pl. help me to do

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      19/06/2014 - 10:03 pm

      Because it is a structural issue, I doubt the efficacy of Ayurvedic intervention.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    19/06/2014 - 9:59 pm

    The oral remedies targeting the eye, are usually administered at night. (we had discussed this in time of medicine administration – So, if you target eyecare, better to take it in the evening / night, be it without honey.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    04/07/2014 - 10:33 pm

    Hi, as per Ayurveda reference, this combination in equal amount is not good to take.

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  • sonny

    16/07/2014 - 11:44 pm

    I have a doubt,In your other article you said that we should not consume water along with ghee and honey eventhough in unequal amounts….pls enlighten…

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      18/07/2014 - 6:17 pm

      Hi we are not mixing honey ghee and water here. We are only taking home ghee along with triphala. Honey and ghee are mixed in unequal quantities. Only if the patient feels like drinking water then only he can take water after having this remedy.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    13/08/2014 - 6:44 pm

    Diabetic patient can use ghee but not honey.

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  • Gaurav

    29/09/2014 - 9:55 am

    Had a few questions:
    1) How long after food should this be taken? Any minimum gap?
    2) If one has a headache (either due to Vata and/or Pitta aggravation), is it still okay to take this remedy as is?
    3) Can Crocin be taken a little after this remedy?
    thank you

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  • sagar

    22/10/2014 - 6:34 pm

    Can we take aloe Vera and triphla mix juice with lukewarm water in morning For detox for increased vata in mind?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      27/10/2014 - 7:15 pm

      Rather than Triphala, Amla, aloe vera and lukewarm water might be more helpful.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    07/01/2015 - 8:00 pm

    Hi, it is supposed to be administered along with honey and ghee, as explained above. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor in person.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    04/11/2015 - 10:42 am

    You can surely use Triphala for eyewash. Best way to use it is – to prepare Triphala kwath from it. Read how to do it here –

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  • Dr Malini Bhat

    04/03/2016 - 8:18 am

    No madam, It is stritcly to be avoided under the age of 5.

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    • Pavi

      04/03/2016 - 8:47 am

      Thanks for your reply, doctor. Could you please suggest some other remedy for my son’s situation?


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  • Babu

    15/04/2016 - 5:15 pm

    Dear Sir,

    I prepared Triphala Ghrita….at last should i separate the paste like material and to take only the Ghee or that paste as well….please let me know.

    Thanks in advance

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      24/04/2016 - 9:11 pm

      Discard the paste. Use only the filtered ghee.

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  • Babu

    16/04/2016 - 9:50 am

    When i prepared triphala ghritam… the by product left over…is there any use of that..or only the ghee…that is left out is useful

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      24/04/2016 - 12:32 am

      Hi, only the ghee is useful. You may have to discard the leftovers.

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  • Jyotika

    21/10/2016 - 11:20 am

    Hi doctor Hebbar,

    I made the medicine for the eye treatment with triphala paste and dried it in an iron kadai as per your advice. It turned all black aftee drying. Is it supposed to be like that? Or did i make a mistake?


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  • Michael

    24/05/2018 - 6:20 pm

    I want to make this mixture for one month. What should be the quantity of each ingredients? Thanks for your advice.

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  • Usha

    09/06/2018 - 8:19 pm

    Namaste Doctor, if we have to consume it,then no need to discard the paste na. Can we apply as well as consume this home made paste right?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      19/06/2018 - 7:04 pm

      Hi, the paste is made and it is consumed at night.

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  • Usha

    09/06/2018 - 8:26 pm

    Doctor, in your video, u said, ghee and honey should not be taken in equal parts, but in your last comment, u have written “all equal parts”. Please specify.

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  • pepper

    08/09/2018 - 3:14 pm

    Thank you doctor, I live in the Netherlands

    I tried triphala eyewash before and i got much better but then i got worse gradually and when i used it the past few months i only got abit worse everytime i think it might be because i stayed too long.

    I will try like you said and do 30-60 seconds this time.

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  • Swapnil pawar

    02/10/2018 - 10:40 pm

    Can I apply patanjali Triphala churna on face as a scrubber?
    Please reply…..

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