Trikatu is a very famous Ayurvedic combination of three spices, used extensively in numerous home remedies. It is a simple combination of three spices – black pepper, long pepper and ginger. Let us learn a home remedy for cough using this simple spice blend.
What you need?
Shunti Churna – Dry Ginger powder – 10 grams
Maricha Churna – Black Pepper powder – 10 grams
Pippali Chruna – Long pepper powder – 10 grams
Cow ghee (clarified butter) – 5 grams
Jaggery – 5 grams
How to make?
Mix ginger, black pepper and long pepper powders thoroughly. This combination is called as Trikatu in Ayurveda. Make sure to use fine powders of these three. You can also get ready-made Trikatu powder in market. But if you can make on your own, better. You can use a small mortar and pestle to powder it. Or you can use a mixer.
Keep jaggery and ghee ready.
How to use?
Half a teaspoon of each of Trikatu powder, jaggery and ghee – take them and mix together.
This is taken twice a day after food for 15 days to one month to relieve cough.
To whom it doesn’t suit?
It does not suit to people with gastritis and diabetes.
How does it work?
Jaggery and ghee relieve throat irritation.
All ingredients of Trikatu are powerful anti inflammatory spices.
Long pepper is a powerful antitussive (useful in cough) and expectorant (expels phlem out of lungs).
Aside from cough, this also helps to improve digestion strength.
This remedy is also very good for chronic respiratory disorders (people with long term lung problems).
Caution: Consult your doctor before taking up this (or any other) home remedy.
Read more about Trikatu Churna
- Once you prepare Trikatu Churna, it can be stored for upto 3 – 6 months, if you keep it closed air tight, without allowing moisture contact or direct sunlight.
- Once you prepare Trikatu, Jaggery and ghee mix, you can store it moisture-free for upto a couple of weeks.
- There are Trikatu capsules and tablets in the market. But better to use Trikatu churna (powder) only for this home remedy.