Gastric Support, Flatulence, Loss of appetite, Indigestion
Digestive par excellence
Trikatu (Indian Long Pepper, Black Pepper and Ginger/Piper longum, Piper
nigrum and Zingiber officinale) is a polyherbal compound that provides a
natural and safe support system for gaseous distension associated with
impaired gastric function.
Scientists at the Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine,
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii call the Ginger in
Trikatu a herb that supports normal digestion and circulation, integrating
East with West and old with new, prompting its ‘universal remedy’
reputation (Hawaii Medical Journal. December 2007, 66(12):326-7).
Trikatu also supports the normal assimilation of other nutrients. Researchers
at the Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu, India, found that the
combination of peppers in Trikatu possess ‘diverse biological activities’
that support the normal bioavailability of other nutrients (Journal of
Ethnopharmacology. September 1992, 37(2):85-91).
The active herbs in Trikatu, Indian Long Pepper, Black Pepper and Ginger,
are cultivated all over India.
The main compound found in Black Pepper, one of the herbal ingredients
in Trikatu, is the chemical substance called piperine. This compound
influences metabolic activity in the human body. Studies have demonstrated
that piperine is thermogenic, increases the bioavailability of nutrients and
medications administered along with it, enhances metabolism and reduces
mucus. Gingerol and shogaol, the active constituents in Ginger, suppress
gastric contractions. Both the fresh and dried rhizomes of Ginger suppress
gastric secretions and reduce vomiting.
Gastrointestinal health: Trikatu contains three herbs that are beneficial
for digestive ailments. The piperine in Long Pepper and Black Pepper helps
digest fatty foods, and break down proteins. Black Pepper also reduces
abdominal spasms and increases the absorption of nutrients. Ginger reduces
the symptoms of functional dyspepsia such as abdominal pain and discomfort.
Loss of appetite
One capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician
Each capsule contains 125mg extract of Trikatu
Note: Since Himalaya’s Pure Herbs are in capsule form, some children below
14 years may find it difficult to swallow them. For this reason, Pure Herbs are
recommended for children ages 14 and above.
The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional
medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat your problem
without consulting your doctor.
Last Updated @ 3/14/2018 5:40:05 PM