Reference: Ashtanga Hridayam

Introduction

Trivrit Lehyam is an herbal formulation in the form of a jam which aids in treating constipation. It is also called Trivritadi lehyam and Trivrilleham.

Ingredients

  • Trivrit (Operculina turpethum)
  • Trijata (Cinnamon, cardamom, Tej patra / Cinnamomum tamala)
  • Honey
  • Sugar

Method of Preparation

Clean all the ingredients and make a water decoction of Operculina turpethum. After the decoction is made, add powdered Operculina turpethum and sugar and heat it till it attains a semisolid consistency. In the end honey is added with Trijata and combined well.

Dosage

3 to 6 grams twice a day after meals. It can be taken with lukewarm water, honey or milk.

It can be taken in a quantity of 5 to 10 grams after dinner as a laxative.

Indications

  • Constipation
  • Cardiac ailments

Contraindications

  • The dosage is different for everyone according to their digestive strengths.
  • Over dosage may cause severe diarrhea.
  • Self-medication is discouraged.
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