Trikatu is a blend of three herbs Ginger, Black pepper and pippili – (Indian Long pepper) otherwise known as the three pungent.
This natural remedy jumpstarts the metabolism and has long been used to awaken sluggish or slow digestion and is particularly good for Kapha individuals. Trikatu not only helps kindle digestion so that you digest your food better but it also digests toxins. Trikatu is particularly helpful in burning undigested toxins from the digestive tract and bloodstream and helps to scrape fat from the tissues and channels. Trikatu is very useful in bloating, flatulence and digestive abdominal pain.
Trikatu is a rejuvanative for the lungs. It’s heating and drying effects are particularly good for drying up phlegm when there is a cough, difficulty breathing or wheezing in the chest. It is also very useful in colds, sore throats and asthma. Trikatu helps to bring mucous up from the lungs and widens the tubular structures of the lungs to allow more airflow. This is also a great herbal remedy for treating allergies when symptoms include a runny nose as it helps to dry up excess nasal secretions. In fact, it also helps to clear a fuzzy head, a blocked nose and blocked ears.
How do we take it?
To ignite Digestion takes ½ teaspoon before meals
To aid digestion take ½ teaspoon after meals.
Traditionally mixed with raw honey and make into a paste. Raw honey has a scraping effect and helps to clear mucous.
If you are diabetic or trying to loose weight take ½ teaspoon in a cup of boiling water. Wait for it to cool before drinking.
High pitta and hyper acidity.
Do not take during Pregnancy, heating herbs should be avoided when pregnant. Sudden doses of Trikatu can cause miscarriage.
Ginger is also a mild blood thinner when taken in large amounts so consult your doctor if you are currently taking blood thinners.