TRIKATU aka - Trikatu Choornam, Trikatu Choorna, Katutraya Churna, Katutraya Choorna Trikatu: A complimentary formula to Triphala, Trikatu means 'three peppers' or 'three pungents'. It is a combination of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Indian Long Pepper (Piper longum) and Ginger (Zingiber officinale). While Triphala lends a hand to the lower GI tract, Trikatu has its primary effects in the upper GI tract, where it enhances the 'digestive fire' necessary for the breakdown of food and absorption of nutrients. Trikatu is a combination of natural herbs and is safe and effective. Ayurvedic practitioners consider Trikatu a 'warming formula', used to awaken Agni (digestion) and destroy Ama (accumulated waste & toxins). (ayurveda-foryou.com) Actions: • Trikatu was shown to reduce LDL and triglycerides levels. It also increased HDL levels. • Trikatu works on your skin and it very helpfully to prevent any allergies. It helps the skin look fresh and the face glow. • Trikatu is an effective herbal combination to prevent obesity. • Trikatu has anti-inflammatory and anti-helminthes properties. It helps in removing worms out of the body, thus improving the digestive functions. • Trikatu helps in rejuvenating your body cells and also helps in preventing any infection of inflammation of the digestive organs. • Regular intake of this product helps increase your appetite.Trikatu inhibits the formation of gas and thus it helps in proper digestion of the food. • Trikatu enhances the metabolic activity and rapid absorption of the nutrients. Trikuta is also a very good product to treat the bad odor from mouth. It helps to improve the taste of the mouth. Chew your food properly in the mouth for effective metabolism and absorption of the food nutrients. Trikuta also helps to maintain the normal flow of blood in your body cells.
- Preparation and Dose: Trikatu is preferably taken one hour before each meal in a dose of 1/2 to 1 teaspoon. It can also be taken along with or after a meal. As Trikatu has a pungent taste, it is better taken mixed with honey in a thick paste that can be licked. Contraindications for use of Trikatu: • Those taking MAOI’s, SSRI’s, anti-depressants, NSAIDS, corticosteroids or certain other medications should not take this product. • Those who have diabetes, hypoglycemia, high blood pressure, cardiovascular ailments or certain other medical conditions should not take Trikatu. • Women who are pregnant or nursing should not take this product.