Since 1993, Tri Health has played a leading role in bringing the knowledge and practice of the unique therapies of Ayurveda to the West.
One important role is our emphasis on the Therapy of Pancha Karma which forms the fundamental basis of Ayurvedic treatment. This line of treatment emphasizes the importance of cleaning the body channels (srotas) by eliminating (shodana) the metabolic waste products
(malas). This approach is unique to Ayurveda. Even before a therapy of herbs, drugs and diet can be effective, an internal purification of the body is first required. As the old saying goes, "If the cloth isn't clean, the dye won't catch".
Pancha Karma Therapy relates not only to the curative conditions but to the preventive and promotive conditions as well. Tri Health offers the largest and most extensive line of products in the United States for the application of these procedures.
Kerala is the region in India which has kept this important component of Ayurveda, Pancha Karma Therapy, alive. This practice has survived in Kerala in some form for the last 600 years while gradually declining in other parts of India. Today it is this Kerala tradition which is now inspiring the Ayurvedic world as a whole to revive the classical Pancha Karma Therapy.
About our ingredients: While our products are not certified organic, there are reasons for this. Our supplier states that 50% of the herbs and ingredients used in their products are grown at their facility without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. They have not had their farm land certified organic, and currently there is no agency doing so in their region. The next 30% are wildcrafted by the “tribals”, the people of the land, who make their living by harvesting plants in the wild. We assume they are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. Because they are wildharvested, they cannot be certified organic, even if there was a certifying agency. The final 20% have been contracted out to herb growers in the area. While they are not certified organic, the manufacturer assures us that they are also grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or fungicides.
Testing for heavy metal toxicity: As of January 2006 all herbs exported from India must be tested for heavy metal toxicity. All exporters are required to keep records of the testing, and are not permitted to send any herbs that test positive for toxic levels of heavy metals. Our products are safely below any levels of heavy metal toxicity.
Wholesale Orders: We offer discounts to Ayurvedic practitioners, doctors, massage therapists and retailers. Please call or email us for details.