Trikatu - Natural Appetite Suppressant,

Latin Name: Piper longum Linn. / Piper nigrum Linn. / Zingiber officinale Rosc.
English Name: Indian Long Pepper, Black Pepper and Ginger
Sanskrit/Indian Name: Trikatu (Pippali, Maricha and Sunthi)

Trikatu as the name suggest is a combination of three different herbs –Shunthi, Marich and Pipali which are katu(pungent) in rasa.

Packaging: 1 Bottle = 60 Capsules

Trikatu as the name suggest is a combination of three different herbs –Shunthi, Marich and Pipali which are katu(pungent) in rasa.

Shunthi is dried form of adrak (ginger) and is known by the botanical name of zingiber officinale and zingeberacea family. Shunthi is a kind of herb which acts as a rejuvenator for the body also known by the name of vishvabhaishajya that means medicine of the whole world.Shunthi is the dried form of the thick tuberous rhizome of creeping perennial plant 15 to 30 cm in length. Shunthi contains 1-4 % of volatile oils which gives Shunthi a characteristic smell and taste. These ingredients include zingiberene and bisaboline which gives Shunthi a particular smell and the pungent taste is provided by gingerols and shogaols.

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Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice a day after meal or as directed by your health practitioner.

Marich is black pepper and is known by the botanical name of piper nigrum and piperacea family.Marich is the fruit of the plant, also known as peppercorn. When it is in dried form it is a small drupe which is five millimeters in diameter. It is dark red when is in fully matured condition and contains a single seed. It mainly contains piperine which is present both in fruit and the seed. Other than this it also contains terpenes as pinene, limonene, caryophyllene etc.

Pipali is Indian long pepper and is known by the botanical name of piper longum and piperacea family. Pipali has immuno-modulating properties and works well on the respiratory and digestive systems. Pipali is the fruit of the plant about the size of a poppy seed. The fruit contains piperine which is an alkaloid and is responsible to give pungent taste to it. Pipali works as a very good stimulant for both the digestive as well as respiratory systems. It gives strength to reproductive system as well, giving energy to the reproductive system and works as aphrodisiac.

These three herbs are also commonly used as kitchen spices which when taken together constitutes Trikatu.

Trikatu supports the digestive system and improves its functioning. It cures conditions like dyspepsia, loss of appetite, indigestion, belching, nausea, constipation flatulence etc. it works as a very good carminative and improves the gastric function. It relieves the gastric distention by improving the impaired gastric function.

Ayurveda says that the root cause of every disease is vikrit agni(improper digestive function).Agni(digestive fire) is responsible for the proper metabolism of food i.e. breakdown of the food to provide nutrients to the body. These nutrients when get absorb into the system gives strength and immunity to the body thus preventing various microorganisms to enter the body and thus giving resistance to fight against the disease.

So when agni is working in a natural, proper and healthy way the process of digestion and elevation works effectively together thus makes the body system strong and healthy.

Trikatu improves the digestive fire(agni) and helps in the removal of ama (toxins) from the body. Trikatu helps providing a balanced amount of digestive fire that in turn promotes proper digestion and prevention of excessive mucous. Trikatu treats most of the gastric disorders by helping in the production of right amount of gastric juices. It also promotes the secretion of hydrochloric acid from the gastric mucosa and relieves gaseous distention.

Trikatu increases the bioavailability of various nutrients and enhances nutrients absorption. Trikatu also helps in conditions like IBS(irritable bowel syndrome) which is caused due to the accumulation of toxins because of improper digestion, stressful lifestyle and other wrong lifestyle changes.

Also by the use of Trikatu  circulation gets improved thus making the skin looks more healthy and glowing and improves the complexion.

Trikatu also works well on the respiratory system as it is mucolytic i.e. anti-mucus and expectorant due to its three pungent ingredients. It removes congestion from the lungs and works as rejuvenator for the respiratory system. It balances the aggravated kapha dosha in the body. It relieves cough, cold, edema, bronchitis, asthma and other breathing problems.

Trikatu works as anti-allergic because it has anti-histaminic action.

Trikatu also works as an aphrodisiac and gives strength to the reproductive system.

Trikatu can be used to treat obesity as it keeps a check on food cravings. Obesity is that condition where not only the well being of an individual is affected but also the physiological growth of that person gets retarded. Obesity generally arises due to bad eating habits and wrong life style. As lesser intake of dietary fiber, taking much of junk food and sedentary kind of lifestyle are the main causes of obesity. Obesity is also the predisposing factor for many other chronic illnesses as diabetes, hypertension and even cancer. So Trikatu helps you to prevent obesity and thus various other illness.Trikatu works as a natural appetite suppressant.

It promotes healthy digestion and improves the metabolic function of liver. Trikatu has hepatoprotective action; it lowers the levels of raised SGOT and SGPT in blood.
Trikatu reduces bad cholesterol i.e. LDL (low density lipoprotein) and triglycerides level in the body. It increases good cholesterol i.e. HDL (high density lipoprotein) in the body thus improves dyslipidemia and prevents the risk of atherosclerosis (deposition of cholesterol within the arteries) and heart attacks. Trikatu protects cardiac and aortic tissue as well.

Trikatu can also be given in cases of hypothyroid where the metabolism usually gets sluggish.

Trikatu posses thermogenic effect also thus can be given in conditions of pyrexia as well as it brings the temperature down.

Trikatu works as anti-inflammatory and analgesic due to the presence of Shunthi in it which works as vata shamak i.e. it balances the aggravated vata dosha which is mainly responsible for all kind of pains in the body.

Trikatu also has anti-helminthic properties thus it works effectively as worm’s expeller from the body.

Trikatu is generally taken with honey due to its pungent taste. It promotes vigour , vitality and maintains the health.

In pregnancy condition Trikatu should be cautiously taken or sometimes even not taken at all.

Trikatu is given along with many other ayurvedic medicines or herbs as it promotes the metabolism.

Trikatu is generally taken in the form of churn in the dose of 3-6 gm depending on the condition and according to ayurvedic physician’s advice.

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