Trikatu – Tri – means three, kadugam – herbs that are hot and pungent.
Trikadugam choornam, Trikadugam choorna, katutraya churna, kadutraya churna
Trikadugam powder contains three spices in equal proportions.
· Black pepper – Piper nigrum
· Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
· Ginger – Zingiber officinalis.
500 mg to 3 grams in divided doses in a day, preferably after food. Trikadugam Choornam can be taken along with honey or water.
If it is too spicy to taste as such, it can also be added to food and taken along with the food.
Deepana – It improves digestion.
Shleshmaghna – It balances Kahpa dosha.
Medoghna - It burns fat. Reduces cholesterol levels.
Kushta – Useful in skin diseases.
Peenasa – Useful in running nose, allergic rhinitis.
Jayet Arochakam – Relieves anorexia.
Ama – Useful to relieve ama (a state of indigestion).
Meha – Useful in diabetes.
Gulma – Useful in abdominal tumor, bloating.
Galamaya – Useful in throat infection and diseases.