Last updated on April 2018

Pilot Study of Triphala and Rubia Cordifolia on Gut Microbiome and Skin


Brief description of study

Few studies have assessed the effects of Triphala and Rubia Cordifolia from a skin biophysical perspective. Here, we aim to understand how these herbs can modulate the skin's barrier properties and the gut microbiome.

Detailed Study Description

Herbal supplements such as Rubia cordifolia and Triphala [a mix of Emblica officinalis (Amalaki), Terminalia bellerica (Bibhitaki), and Terminalia chebula (Haritaki)] are commonly used for skin based treatments in India. However, the scientific evidence for their specific effects on the skin are scant. Rubia cordifolia is a root that is used in skin care for pigmentation and inflammation.1 Triphala is thought to have antioxidant properties and reduce inflammation in general. Herbs have been shown to modulate the gut microbiome, as previous studies have suggested that triphala may modify the gut microbiome.2

However, few studies have assessed the effects of these herbs from a skin biophysical perspective. Here, we aim to understand how these herbs can modulate the skin's barrier properties and the gut microbiome.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03477825

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Simran Dhaliwal

University of California-Davis, Department of Dermatology
Sacramento, CA United States
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Recruitment Status: Open


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