Antioxidants are substances that can hinder or slow down the oxidation of other substances. Through oxidation, substances called free radicals form that can cause damage in living cells and spoil food. Antioxidants, however, decrease the damaging effects of free radicals, while also being anti-inflammatory. Triphala has an antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effect and there‘s a long tradition of using it to treat inflammatory and rheumatic diseases. Furthermore, Triphala is known for being effective for sore throat and gingivitis, both internally and as a mouthwash.