Decoding Trikatu Churan | Trikatu Churan Benefits | Trikatu Churan For Health

Dear Sātmya family, 

With the sun shining so bright, we want to bing  the warmth of nature’s wellness to you with our Trikatu Churan

 What is Trikatu Churan?

Sātmya homemade and handmade Trikatu, in Sanskrit translates to "3 Spices" and is a powerful blend of three potent spices revered in Ayurveda for their numerous health benefits. It has been traditionally used since generations for their respiratory and digestive support. 

Trikatu Churan (or 3 spices) is made up of Dry ginger, Long pepper (pippali) and Black pepper.

Benefits of  Trikatu Churan

  • Trikatu is a balancing rasayana for respiratory ailments. It helps in maintaining clear airways and supports overall lung health.
  • It acts as an expectorant so especially helps with Asthma and sinusitis. 
  • It also help in promoting digestion and alleviates common digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and indigestion.
  • It also helps to increase the bio availability of nutrients and with blood sugar. 
  • Trikatu Churan acts as a natural analgesic, providing relief from various aches and pains. 

 Decoding the 3 spices of the Trikatu Churan

1️⃣ Indian long pepper, pippali is hot in potency. It helps to provide relief from cough, congestion and also remove phlegm deposits. It is used to improve appetite and digestion, as well as treat stomachache, heartburn. Similar to black pepper in taste palate but with spicier undertones.

Contraindications: people with excessive heat in their body, piles, hyperacidity etc should avoid consuming.

2️⃣ Dry ginger, saunth is effective for curing cold, cough, indigestion.

Contraindications: avoid using if you have a hypersensitivity and gall bladder disease

3️⃣ Black pepper, one of the most commonly used spices it helps reduce pain, inflammation and improve breathing.

What Mini Shastri has to say about Trikatu Churan?

 What Dr. Shyam has to say about Trikatu Churan?

In a recent insta - live with Dr. Shyam we talked about herbs/home remedies for kids/adults for Trikatu he emphasized that when one has nasal congestion and is sick, they can use trikatu. To thi, add a pinch of turmeric and consume with honey. Being hot in potency it is especially good for the respiratory system and helps reduce Kapha and should be taken in the cold weather.

Watch the entire session here:

 How to consume Trikatu Churan?

  • As per our Ayurvedic doctor consultants, take 1/3rd tsp twice a day with honey or water post meals till symptoms persist or for 15 days. Can be safely taken 2-3 times a week for a longer time.
  • For kids can reduce dose and give with honey or even sprinkle on their fruits. Can also be taken with 1/4th tsp of ghee. 
  • To mask the bitter taste, it can be taken with honey.
  • You can also add it to your herbal teas. 
Caution: Do not take if you have hyperacidity or excess heat in the body.  

Note:  Like with all supplemental herbs, if you have existing health conditions, please ask your doctor before taking them!

Questions answered about Trikatu Churan

Q. How can the Trikatu Churan be taken for the post covid lingering cough. Can it also be given to kids?

A. Take 1/3rd tspn twice a day with honey post meals till symptoms persist or 15 days. Can be safely taken 2-3 times a week for a longer time. Can also be taken with 1/4th tspn of ghee. Do not take if you have hyperacidity or excess heat in the body.

Q. Are there any side effects of Trikatu Churan?

A. Since Trikatu Churan is hot in potency, it is important that you keep a check on how much you are consuming in a day. It is also beneficial if you have this during the winter or when the temperature is not very high.

Q. Can Trikatu Churan help with sinus?

A. Yes. It is great for any respiratory issues or sinus. The expectorant nature helps flush out mucus and clear out the respiratory passage.

Q. Does Trikatu Churan help with immunity building?

A. Yes. Trikatu Churan can be used for building immunity and can be added to your daily routine (with precaution). It is great during seasonal changes and protects from common illness and flu. 

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