Trikatu Churna

Trikatu Churna is a well known Ayurvedic formula used both as a dietary spice as well as herbal medicine. Trikatu is called the “three pungents” (meaning hot or spicy), and of course for very good reason.  Being extremely hot by nature, this formula is often used to stimulate the digestion (Agni) and metabolism, increase circulation, burn toxins, remove congestion, reduce inflammation and treat many respiratory disorders.  

Trikatu chiefly works by stimulating ‘Agni’, i.e. the digestive fire, improves the assimilation of nutrients in the body and reduces Kapha. It is also famed as a rejuvenator and tonic which helps pacify the aggravated Kapha in the respiratory and digestive tract and also regulates the path for the Vata, thus reducing bloating and abdominal distension.

The Ingredients —

  • Sunthi — Ginger — Zingiber officinale
  • Maricha — Piper nigrum
  • Pippali — Piper longum

The Indications —

  • Obesity
  • Body aches
  • Heaviness in the body
  • High Cholesterol Levels
  • Common cold
  • Cough with thin white phlegm
  • Asthma
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence or Gas
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal distension
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

The Dosage —

125mg to 500 mg twice a day, preferably after food.

The Best Adjuvant —

  • Madhu
  • Warm water
  • Punarnava kwatha

The Side effects —

  • Heartburn
  • Acidity

The Contraindications —

  • Gastritis
  • Peptic and duodenal ulcer
  • Heartburn
  • Skin diseases with burning sensation as a symptom
  • Ulcerative colitis

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