Trikatu Churna is not a very complex one, it is just a mixture of three spices. Trikatu churna is a powdered formulation and it sits in two categories that are herbs and dietary herbs. Consuming this Ayurvedic formulation escalates the heat production in the body and as a result increases the production of bile juices and bile salt secretion. Also, it is considered to be a fat burner, antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant. It is also known as Trikatu choornam, Katutraya churna, Kadutraya churna, three peppers.

Ingredients

  • Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Long pepper (Piper longum)
  • Dried ginger (Zingiber officinalis)

Method of Preparation

Clean all the ingredients and crush them separately till it is finely ground. Now, mix all the ingredients well. Sift them for the final time with the help of a muslin cloth.

Medicinal Properties

Trikatu Churna possesses useful properties like anti-allergic, carminative, anti - flatulent, natural antihistamine, anti-viral, expectorant, carminative, appetizer & digestive stimulant, hypo-glycemic, antiemetic, anti-inflammatory that bring healing effects to the body system.

This Ayurvedic medicine is useful in improving digestive fire and promotes the proper breakdown of food. It stimulates the secretion of digestive juices which increase appetite and also regulate the formation of hydrochloric acid which further help to prevent gaseous distension. It is beneficial to patients suffering from diarrhea, cramps, bloating or gas associated with mucus in stool or having sticky stools. Trikatu churna is a good choice to be prescribed in IBS.

It also acts as a natural anti-histamine, preventing any infection and inflammation of the gastric mucosa. It provides protection against allergic reaction. It enhances body warmth and decreases body pains, heaviness, fatigue, restlessness etc.

It has effective results in respiratory problems due to bronchodilator properties. It has ability to lessen the production of phlegm. It is also helpful in managing the asthma, by strengthening the respiratory organs making it to fight against repeated attacks of asthma.

It has ability to lower the bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Also improves blood channels via detoxifying properties. It provides relief from joints pain and stiffness in case of gout.

Indications

  • Regulates cholesterol level
  • Hypertension
  • Common cold
  • Asthma
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Anorexia
  • Indigestion
  • Gout

Dosage

½ gram to 2 grams after meals with lukewarm water or honey.

In case Trikatu has to be consumed by people suffering from gastritis, then it is taken with Shankha Bhasma.

Contraindications

  • Over dosage might cause heart burn and acidity.
  • It increases the amount of heat in the body.
  • Mouth ulcers.
  • Burning taste.
  • It can be taken in pregnancy and lactation under medical supervision.
  • Redness in the eyes.
  • Bleeding disorders.
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