Trikatu (V-K-P+)

Gunas: Trikatu (V-K-P+) (or Katutraya Churna) is Light (Laghu), Dry (Ruksha) & Pungent (Katu) in Taste. It Pacifies Vata and Kapha. It has ‘Hot Potency’ & Vipaka (Post-Digestive Effect) is Pungent.

Ingredients:   Trikatu (V-K-P+) is a Sanskrit word and implies that it consists of Three (Tri) Pungent (Katu) Spices, Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum) + Dry Ginger (सौंठ, Zingiber Officinalis) + Long Pepper (Pippali, Piper Longum) mixed in equal quantities.

Indications:    The formulation is Anti-Microbial (Anti-Viral, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Cancerous), Metabolic Stimulant-Related Disorders (Clears AMA-Toxins from Body-Cleans up Body Srotas-Channels, Bio-Enhancer-Makes Nutrients we intake more Bio-Available, Hyperthyroidism, Anti-Inflammatory) & has positive effects on Digestive-Abdominal System-Related Disorders (Stimulates Digestive Fire-Secretion of Digestive Enzymes, Dissolves & Clears excess Kapha-Mucous from the Body, IBS, Indigestion, Nausea, Loss of Appetite, Obesity-Scrapes excess Fat-Adipose Tissue from Body, Flatulence, Distension, Carminative, Relieves Colic Pain), Respiratory System-Oral Health (Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Asthma-Prevents-Eases Constriction of Alveoli Sacs, Bad Breath…), Circulatory System (Reduces Bad Blood Cholesterol-High B.P., Diabetes-High Blood Sugar Levels, Atherosclerosis), Tones Liver, Spleen & Pancreas (Promotes Bile Flow), Skin Health (Urticaria…)

How may we consume Trikatu (V-K-P+)-Dosage:

  1. Churna-Powder: ½ Tsp. with a Tsp. or Two of Honey (or A2 Ghee or A2 Milk) & a Cup of Lukewarm Water, 30 minutes before meals, Twice a day,
  2. Tablets-Capsules: Total consumption not to exceed app. 2 Grams/Day,
  3. Decoction (Add a Tsp of A2 Ghee to prevent Vitiation of Pitta)…),
  4. As an Extract (Ark)…
  5. May use Organic Sugar, Rock Candy, Jaggery, Honey, Other Natural Sugars as desired…

Few Medicinal Benefits of Trikatu (V-K-P+):

  1. Digestive-Metabolic System Disorders:
  • Hyper & Hypo-Thyroidism: 1/4th Tsp with a cup of lukewarm water Twice/Day and/or Few Pinches to a Tablespoon of Jalakumbhi Juice (Good Source of Natural-Bio-Available Iodine),
  • Ascites (Abnormal accumulation of fluid in Abdominal-Peritoneal Cavity, usually caused due Liver Disorder/S such as Liver Cirrhosis): Daily afternoon, with Lunch, a glass of Butter-Milk with 1/5th Trikatu and ½ a Tsp. each of Black Cumin Seeds (Kaala Jeera) & Black Seeds (Kalaunji) added to it,
  1. Respiratory Disorders:
  • Cough-Cold-Blocked/Running Nose-Headaches: 1/3rd of Trikatu with 2-3 Tsp. of Honey & a Tsp. or Two of Fresh Lemon Juice added,
  • Asthma: Few Pinches each of Trikatu Churna & Pushkarmoola (Inula Racemosa) with 2-3 Tsp. of Honey (Preferable also add 2-3 Tsp. of Fresh Lemon Juice) Twice a Day,
  1. Skin Related Disorders:
  • General Skin Health: Few Pinches each of Trikatu & Haritaki (Harad), 5-10 mL of warm Sesame Oil, Tsp. or Two of Jaggery, all taken with a cup of Hot-Warm water,

Contra-Indications: Minimal doses should be taken (or best avoided) in ‘Vitiated Pitta Cases (Such as Hyper-acidity, Ulcers, Menorrhagia…)’.  Best avoided (or Minimal quantities, under supervision of a Medical Practitioner) by Pregnant & Lactating Ladies. In little excess may easily vitiate Pitta & may give side-effects such as Heartburn, Acidity…

Legal Disclaimer: The information in this article is not a Medico-Legal advice. Use it at your own risk. Although I do my best to give you accurate and useful information, you should consult an appropriate Medical Professional before Trying out any of the above Information.

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