An Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine in powder form, Trikatu is looked upon as “winter mother”, for it takes care of one’s health like how a mother does.
Made of three easily available ingredients: namely, sukku (Zingiber Officinale), milagu (Piper Nigrum), and thippili (Piper Longum), It protects us from the attacks of “rainy day” diseases such as fever, cough, and cold, among others. Trikatu Churna also epitomizes the philosophy and treatment approach of Indian traditional medicines.
The three ingredients relate to three “doshas”: vata, pitta, and kapha that Ayurveda and Siddha are based on. The concept of disease, according to our traditional medicines, is that the imbalance of universal elements of air, fire, and water in one’s body is the root cause of all diseases. Among other things, environment of the outer world, can directly influence the composition of the three elements in our body.
Usually, these three elements are mixed in equal portions in branded Trikatu Churna, available off-the-shelf in all traditional medicine stores in India. It is also affordable. However, the churna can be easily made by ourselves. In fact, we can make it in a customized way. For instance, if we know the air aspect of vata is in excess in our body, we can always increase the amount of the corresponding ingredient, in this case, sukku, in the mix, so that the vata gets balanced.
Buy Trikatu Churna, not necessarily from Aravind Herbal :-), or prepare it yourself. Regular intake of it just for a week, will be enough for you to know the difference. Drop a line, if you need more help. Let us all be blessed with disease free winter.