Trikatu is a traditional blend of a trio of herbs – Long Pepper, Black Pepper and Ginger, combined to create a powerful digestive and metabolic aid.
Long pepper is an excellent herbal supplement for improving digestion and appetite, while ginger may support weight management and reduce inflammations.
Trikatuâs hot and pungent composition has been found to be beneficial for stimulating digestive and metabolic processes, thereby aiding the absorption of nutrients in the body.
Each 1.5g contains:Â Piper longum 500mg, Piper nigrum 500mg, Zingiber officinale 500mg
Trikatu as the name itself indicates its meaning, âtriâ in Sanskrit stands for three and âkatuâ stands for acrids. The three acrid herbs including Black pepper, Long Pepper, and Ginger, when combined in equal quantities, forms the miraculous formulation Trikatu. Trikatu is an Ayurvedic formulation mentioned in Ayurveda for a number of ailments. Ayurvedic system of medicine prescribes Trikatu for the management of tastelessness disturbed digestion, diseases of nose and upper respiratory tract, excess and frequent urination, edema, obesity, Filariasis, and skin diseases. Trikatu acts primarily by its effect on stomach, liver, and pancreas. In stomach, it increases production of digestive juices thereby stimulating digestion. In liver, it acts as Cholagogue and increases production of bile salts by stimulating gallbladder functioning. Trikatu also has its influence on pancreatic functioning. In a nutshell, Trikatu affects overall digestive system along with its curative effects on respiratory, urinary, immunity, skin, and metabolic systems of our body. Trikatu is also added in various Ayurvedic formulations with a view to restore the disturbed âtridoshas-vata, pitta, and kapha.â It calms down the increased Vata and Kapha and increases the Pitta (1).
- Kaushik R, Jain J, Danish Khan A, Rai P. Trikatu – A combination of three bioavailability enhancers. International Journal of Green Pharmacy. 2018;12:S437-S41.
Â½ tsp – 1tsp take with warm water after meals or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30Â°C) away from direct sunlight.