In This Article
Warming Digestive Herbs
Trikatu is a classic Ayurvedic herbal blend of pippali, ginger, and black pepper. These herbs work in synergy to stimulate the digestive fire, or agni, allowing for more efficient digestion in the stomach while promoting proper bile flow, healthy detoxification and fat metabolism. The gentle heating action of this blend primes the digestive tract to digest food, absorb nutrients and efficiently remove waste.
Digestion is one of the first body functions to suffer in the case of stress and tumultuous emotions, as well as improper self-care, eating on the run, a lack of exercise, and inappropriate or imbalanced diet. You can probably imagine that compromised digestion is not a rare case in the modern world. In fact, according to Ayurveda, most imbalances in the body begin with boggy, sluggish, or otherwise inefficient digestion.
Trikatu is a wonderful tool for getting the digestion back on track, and in the context of a complete digestive reset like the Colorado Cleanse, it can play an instrumental role in stoking the digestive fire that is so needed for optimal health.
Taken 15 minutes before a meal, Trikatu is a wonderful formula to have on hand when eating out, especially for those rich or heavy meals.
It is also a rejuvenative for kapha, supporting healthy lungs and clear breathing.
Cautions: Exercise caution for high pitta, and not to be used by pregnant women.
Ayurvedic Properties & Energetics of Trikatu
Taste (Rasa): Pungent
Energy (Virya): Heating
Post-Digestive Effect (Vipaka): Pungent
Quality (Guna): Light, dry
Therapeutic Effect (Prabhava): Bio-enhancer, Digestive, (reduces ama toxins in the body)
- Have Dr. Douillard design an herbal program for you with a phone consultation.
- Get started healing with the 28-Day Ayurveda Challenge eCourse
- Shop by Health Topics in the LifeSpa Store
Ayurvedic Supplements with Trikatu
Warm Digest is the classical Ayurvedic formula known as Trikatu. Trikatu contains the herbs pippali, ginger, and black pepper. The powerful heating quality of this combination is traditionally used to support the digestive fire and a healthy detoxification and fat metabolism. It supports a stronger digestive fire, allowing for more efficient digestion in the stomach while supporting bile flow. It is also a rejuvenative for kapha, supporting healthy lungs and clear breathing.
Mucus Destroyer is a proprietary herbal formulation designed to thin the mucus of the respiratory tract and sinuses. Dry and irritated nasal passages, whether due to cold weather, pollutants, pollens, dry air, or allergens, tend to make excessive mucus, inviting foreign bodies including bacteria and other microbes. Mucus Destroyer is formulated to balance and address excess mucus before it becomes a problem while lubricating mucous membranes in the body, supporting their normal, healthy function. Mucus Destroyer combines Sitopladi churna with Turmeric and Trikatu to enhance the formulation and bolster immunity as a whole.*
The Colorado Cleanse: The Colorado Cleanse is an amazing way to give your digestion a complete restoration. This comprehensive Ayurvedic cleanse employs 7 herbal formulas, including one of the digestive formulas Warm or Cool Digest, a cleansing diet, and daily stress-relief practices to bring the digestion back into balance, thus having a ripple effect on all the body systems and extending to a clear mind and a more stable emotional experience. The Colorado Cleanse is a life-changing experience!
1 thought on “Trikatu: Health Benefits, Side Effects, Ayurvedic Uses”