TRIKATU (Piper longum, Piper nigrum, Zingiber officinalis)


Latin name: Piper longum, Piper nigrum, Zingiber officinalis

English name: Indian Long Pepper, Black Pepper and Ginger

Sanskrit name: Trikatu (Pippali, Maricha and Sunthi)

Medicinal parts used: Fruits, roots

Trikatu is an ancient formula made up of the three herbal stimulants known as Pippali, Maricha, and Sunthi in equal amounts. Trikatu is basically a Sanskrit word that means “three spices”. It is the main stimulant compound used by Ayurvedic doctors since years. Containing fruits of black pep per (Piper nigrum), Indian long pepper (Piper longum) and the rhizomes of ginger (Zingiber officinalis), it is a common combination used stimulating and maintaining the digestive and respiratory systems as being natural appetizer, it is best for indigestion.

Trikatu is an herbal compound that is considered as potent carminative as it provides a natural and safe support system for gastric function associated with gaseous distension.

Therapeutic use:

  • Trikatu is a safe digestive stimulant and equally best expectorant.
  • Other properties of trikatu include antiallergenic, carminative, anti-flatulent, and it acts as a natural antihistamine.
  • Trikatu also promotes absorption of nutrients by the gastrointestinal tract.
  • It is useful in dyspepsia.

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