Trikatu churna is a popular Ayurvedic formulation used in Ayurvedic medicine. As the name suggests, trikatu is a combination of three (tri) spices or herbs that are hot (katu). It is a blend of equal parts of Pippali or long pepper (Piper Longum L), black pepper (Piper nigrum L) and dry ginger or saunthi (rhizomes of Zingiber officinalis).

All the three herbs work together to stimulate agni or digestive fire. This allows proper digestion of food in the stomach, promotes bile flow and helps in liver detoxification.


Health Benefits Of Trikatugu

The health benefits of trikatu are attributed to the presence of the active ingredient ‘alkaloid piperine’ in it. Trikatu churna plays a vital role in the treatment of various diseases and ailments associated with the digestive and respiratory health. It is prescribed for the treatment of throat infections, skin diseases, sinusitis, bloating or gas formation and asthma.

This age old Ayurvedic remedy heals an array of ailments and disorders. Let’s have a look at how this amazing combination works:

Enhances Liver Health

  • Active compound, ‘alkaloid piperine’ present in trikatu possesses liver-protective activity.
  • It helps in detoxifying toxin overload and enhances overall liver health.
  • Toxins from chemicals, drugs and alcohol that affect the liver, alter its structure and the way it functions.
  • Consumption of trikatu helps in regeneration of liver cells that are otherwise affected by toxins.
  • It further restores liver function and helps in bringing back liver enzymes that are high during liver disease or infection within normal range.

Protects Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritisis an inflammatory disorder that affects the joints of the hands and feet.
  • Trikatu is a strong anti-inflammatory agent that suppresses inflammation and production of inflammatory compounds.
  • Such an action of trikatu alleviates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis such as joint pain, swelling, redness and stiffness of the joints.

Antimicrobial Activity

  • Each component present in trikatu possesses antimicrobial activity.
  • Bioactive ingredients such as tannins, phenols, flavonoids, steroids, alkaloids and lignin present in trikatu kill harmful bacteria and protect the body against its harmful action.

Anti-Hermitic Role

  • Helminthiasis, also known as worm infection, causes abdominal pain, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting and fever.
  • Trikatu inhibits the action of the worms and their multiplication. Compounds present in trikatu such as phenols, flavonoids and alkaloids induce paralysis and death of worms and thus protect the body against infection.
  • treatment with trikatu enhances the immune system and helps in the removal of parasitic worms.

Boosts Digestion

  • improves digestion of food as well as enhances absorption of nutrients.
  • Piperine and gingerols, two active compounds present in trikatu, stimulate the activity of digestive enzymes and thus aid healthy digestion.
  • improves digestion and absorption of fat by stimulating the liver which secretes bile, a digestive fluid important for the proper digestion of fat.
  • healthy compounds present in trikatu enhance the bioavailability of nutrients from the food.
  • boosts overall digestive health, stimulates appetite andrelieves bloating, gas formation in the stomach, and belching.

Anti-Cancer Potential

  • trikatu suppresses the formation of tumor. It inhibits the growth and multiplication of cancer cells and prevents its spread to other parts of the body.
  • helps in lowering the side-effects associated with drugs used for the treatment of cancer.
  • Chronic inflammation can damage the DNA and cause cancer.
  • Bioactive ingredients present in trikatu inhibit the production of inflammatory compounds and lower the level of inflammation which is otherwise high during cancer.

Helps to Lower Cholesterol Levels

  • This miraculous blend of herbs has the ability to lower the level of LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • It also increases the level of HDL (good) cholesterol which is heart healthy.
  • Cholesterolis utilized for the production of bile, a fluid which is important for the digestion and absorption of fat. This lowers excess cholesterol level in the blood.
  • helps in the management of lipid profile as well as improves heart health.

Helps Treat Gout

  • Goutis an inflammatory condition caused due to the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. It is characterized by severe pain, swelling and redness in the joints.
  • trikatu is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. It suppresses the production of inflammatory compounds, lowers their circulation in the body, and reduces the level of inflammation.
  • t further possesses analgesic effect that relieves joint pain, a characteristic feature of gout. It also reduces stiffness of joints, tenderness and fatigue.

Improves Heart Health

  • trikatu lowers cholesterol in the blood and thus reduces the risk of heart diseases.
  • Oxidative stress and free radical load increases the risk of damage to the heart.
  • Bioactive ingredients present in trikatu possess strong antioxidant property. Antioxidants present in trikatu fight oxidative stress and help in the removal of free radicals from the body. Thus, it protects the heart and improves overall heart health.


  • 125 milligrams to 500 milligrams of trikatu churna can be consumed twice a day. If high dose of trikatu is consumed (more than 1 gram per day) it may lead to acidity or heartburn.
  • In case of hyperacidity, stop trikatu consumption and treat hyperacidity first.

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Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 cm


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