<b>Phytochemical Analysis of the Ayurvedic Formulation, Triphala and its Constituents</b> ‘Triphala’ is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulation, consisting of equal parts of three medicinal fruits namely, Emblica officinalis Gaertn., Terminalia bellerica Roxb. and Terminalia chebula Retz. In India, it is considered the most versatile of all herbal formulations. ‘Triphala’ is found to be very effective in helping to control weight gain, chronic constipation, chronic degenerative conditions, conjunctivitis and progressive myopia. It also cures early stages of glaucoma and cataracts. In the present study, the aqueous and methanolic extracts of dried fruits and leaves of the constituent plants, individually and in equiproportional combinations were subjected to preliminary phytochemical studies. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of steroids, flavonoids, coumarins, alkaloids, proteins, sugars and phenolic compounds. Combination extracts gave better results than individual aqueous and methanol extracts. Leaf extracts individual and combination were found to be equally effective as fruit extracts. Considering the availability and cost factor, leaves may be a cheaper substitute in favor of fruits. Triphala, fruit and leaf combination extracts, aqueous and methanol extracts, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia chebula, phytochemical analysis 32-35 Issue-5 Volume-7 Lakshmi M