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Trikatu – Magical Combination of herbs

Trikatu is combination of three wonderful herbs – Shunti, Pippali, Marich.

Uses of Trikatu:
It helps in enhancing digestive system.
It helps in improving the metabolic activity.
It helps in Clearing of bowels.
It helps in case of bloating of stomach.
Finally, it is very effective and useful in reducing and burning body fat.

After the detailed study of Trikatu, we have used this wonderful herb as an ingredient of our weight reducing product : Weight Redox Tea which is very effecient in reducing the body weight.

Now let us know more about the trikatu, by knowing the herbs that are constituted in it.


Adraka-Fresh ginger
Sunthi- Dry ginger
Rhizome of ginger is used as a spice, it is very juicy and fleshy .Due to its warm potency it is a common ingredient of the food articles eaten in winter season or cold environment.

Ayurvedic Properties:
Rasa : Katu (pungent)
Guna : Laghu (light), snigdha (unctous), guru (heavy), rooksha (dry), tiksna (bitter)
Vipaka : Madhura (sweet)
Virya : Ushna (hot)
Doshakarma : Alleviate kapha and vata dosha

Home Remedies:

Fresh juice of ginger mixed with honey is useful in productive cough.

Medicinal Properties:
Appetizer, expectorant, stimulant, aromatic, digestive, carminative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, blood thinner, lower cholesterol, sedative, antipyretic, antibacterial.

Medicinal uses:
Indigestion, flatulence, pain in the abdomen hemorrhoids, tastelessness, cough, hiccup, asthma, cold, fever, motion sickness, nausea, heat cramps, heart diseases, inflammation, obesity, scurvy, rheumatoid arthritis.


Therapeutic as well as spicy behavior of pippali shows its importance in herbs, dry and wet or fresh pepper long represents their action according to their need. Fresh pippali fruits in sweetish cold, produce kapha where as dried fruits is pungent, mild hot pacify kapha and vata dosha both forms have sweetish digestion.
Ayurvedic Properties:
Rasa : Katu (pungent)
Guna : Laghu (light), snigdha (unctous), tiksna (sharp)
Vipaka : Madhur (sweet)
Virya : Shita (cold)
Doshakarma : Alleviates pitta, aggravates vata and kapha dosha

Useful parts: Fruits and root

Medical Properties:
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti helminthic and haematinic, intellect promoting, appetizer, carminative, mild purgative, antibiotic, constrict uterine muscle. Root is aphrodisiac and fruit is blood purifier, cardiac tonic, rejuvenating

Medicinal uses:
Muscular pain and inflammation, flatulance, indigestion, poor memory, constipation, pain in abdomen, liver disorders, spleenomeply, warm infestations anemia, cough asthma, urinary disorders, chronic fever, weakness, dysmenorrheal, amenorrhea, etc.

Pepper is dried mature berry, used as an important ingredient in all food preparations, and in spice mixture. Hot or warm potency indicates its intensity therefore very much irritant to mucous membrane. Due to its pungent taste and acrid nature it is stimulant, but the fresh fruit has sweetish digestion and very warm potency.

Ayurvedic properties:
Rasa : Katu (pungent)
Guna : Tiksna (sharp) and laghu (light)
Vipaka : Katu (pungent)
Virya : Ushna (Hot)
Doshakarma : Balance vata and kapha, increases pitta
Useful part: Dried whole berries, ground

Medicinal properties:
Expectorant, appetizer, aromatic, stimulant, digestive, produce taste producing, sudorific, antihelminthic, Lekhana (scraping of fat), stimulate salivary glands & liver, carminative, menstruant, febrifuge, cleans body channels.

Medicinal uses:
Flatulence, indigestion, dysentry, skin disorders, disorders of liver, oligourea, common cold, cough, asthma, toothache, dental caries, night blindness, eye diseases etc.

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