Trikatu is the Sanskrit word meaning "three spices". In Ayurvedic practice trikatu is used to burn ama (toxins) and excess kapha in the lungs. It also has the effect of regulating cholesterol and reducing obesity. You can feel the warmth as this
hot and pungent spice mix raises your metabolism and opens your lungs.
Mix equal parts of dried ginger, pippali, and black pepper, to make the traditional trikatu formula.
- Dried ginger
- Black pepper
Long Pepper * Black Pepper * Ginger *
|Additions: Honey, tomato juice, black seed, cayenne|
|Variations:substitute anise seed for pippali|
: To use take half a teaspoon of trikatu with 1 teaspoon of honey. You can use this spiced up honey to flavor a cup of green tea if you like. Alternatively, add 2 pinches of trikatu to a cup of tomato juice. Which ever method you choose, take trikatu in the morning before eating or drinking anything else besides water. Fast for 2 more hours, then eat lightly.
|Source: Usha Lad & Dr. Vasant Lad. "Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing" (2006)
Tags and Uses for this Remedy
- Ayurvedic :Ayurveda, the ancient medical system of India, is a holistic system that encompasses
the healing of the body, mind and spirit through diet, lifestyle and cleansing.
- Cholesterol : High cholesterol is directly linked to diet and lifestyle and as such,
using herbs as medicinal foods should be a first line defense and treatment.
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- Congestion :Congestion in the airways, lungs, sinus and chest makes breathing difficult and
being sick even more miserable
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