Turmeric with Trikatu
People like to be appreciated for what they are. In a world that is increasingly becoming human-centered; to be appreciated, it is paramount to establish one’s unique footprint. Yuval Noah Harari in his book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, says, the human ability can be categorized into two: physical and cognitive. People will be recognized and appreciated for their physical and cognitive abilities. Ayurveda, being the holistic science it is, prescribes lifestyle and dietary practices that seek to promote the wellbeing of both the physique and the mind: the abode of cognition.
If there is a drug that- consumed daily under the guidance of an expert physician- could enhance your physical and cognitive abilities by promoting your immunity, joint health, digestion, and healthy inflammatory response, it is Turmeric: commonly referred to as ‘Haridra’ in Ayurveda. Turmeric contains the active ingredient curcumin that is now widely recognized for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Turmeric in its natural form contains 3 percent curcumin, by weight. Turmeric fortified with Trikatu- a unique Ayurvedic combination enhances the bioavailability of curcumin and hence becomes the most desirable natural supplement to kick off a productive day.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the ginger family. It is native to the tropical, high rainfall regions of South Asia and cultivated predominantly in India. Indian turmeric is considered the best in the world for its inherent qualities and high bioavailability of curcumin.
The golden coloured turmeric powder is obtained by grinding the plant’s underground stem, also called rhizome. Use of turmeric as a culinary ingredient dates back to 2000 BCE Vedic India. Evidence of the drug’s medicinal property can be found in ‘Sushruta Samhita’: Ayurvedic text written in the 6th century BCE.
Trikatu is a classical Ayurveda combination containing the three spices: black pepper, long pepper and dry ginger. It is one of the most commonly used drug combinations in Ayurveda to promote optimal digestion. This drug combination contains the alkaloid active ingredient piperine. Evidence suggests that piperine enhances the bioavailability of curcumin. Turmeric – fortified with Trikatu enhances the healthy functions of joints and muscles. It supports cellular health, promotes circulation and immune activity around the joints, muscles and other soft tissues.
Kerala Ayurveda’s Organic Turmeric Capsules
Kerala Ayurveda brings to you the time tested combination of Turmeric fortified with Trikatu. This supplement is a carefully blended combination of Turmeric rhizome extract with Curcumin.
These herbal capsules are one of the best supplements available in the market that promotes immunity, joint health, digestion, and healthy inflammatory response. Kerala Ayurveda’s Turmeric fortified with Trikatu herbal capsules are laboratory-verified for its purity and potency. It is certified by USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project verified and 100% vegan. The product does not contain Gluten, Wheat, Egg, Dairy and Soy.
Haridra (Curcuma longa) or turmeric is referred to as the Indian saffron and the golden spice. The benefits of Haridra have been extensively discussed in classical Ayurveda texts. The fact that haridra has 80 synonyms is a testament to its utilitarian benefits identified thousands of years ago. This vibrant yellow spice enjoys an auspicious status in Hinduism and has been a part of Indian tradition since the Vedic era. From dyeing clothes to adorning idols of Lord Ganesha and applying on wounds to speed up healing, the multitudinous uses of Turmeric have earned it the status of the golden superfood in the modern era. The drug has predominantly Tikta (bitter) flavor and is Laghu(light). It has a special affinity towards Rasa (lymph) and Rakta dhatu (blood), and it cleanses the body channels and optimizes the flow of Prana (vital energy) through the Chakras.
Maricha (Piper nigrum) or black pepper is used widely in Ayurvedic formulations for its carminative function. It has Katu (pungent) flavor and Ushna (hot) potency. It is Teekshna (penetrating), that helps it to penetrate deep into the tissues and cleanse natural toxins from the body and joints.
Pippali (Piper longum) or long pepper has Katu (pungent) taste and Madhura (sweet) vipaka (post-digestive taste). The drug is known to pacify vitiated Vata and Kapha dosha. According to Ayurveda acharyas, pippali has Rasayana (rejuvenating) properties. It is a unique drug that stimulates digestion without aggravating Pitta dosha. In Hindu mythology, pippali is said to have originated with Amrit- the divine elixir during Samudra manthan (churning of the ocean of milk).
Sunthi (Zingiber officinale) or dry ginger is referred to as the Mahoushadha (great medicine) and Vishva bheshaja (universal medicine) in Ayurveda. Dry ginger is Katu (pungent) in taste, Madhura (sweet) in Vipaka (post digestive taste), and hot in potency. It pacifies Vata and Kapha doshas.
Benefits of Turmeric
Daily joint support
Vata and Kapha dosha play an important role in maintaining the mobility of the joints while protecting their structural integrity. Vitiation of these dosha will impair the functions of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. Turmeric, inherently Vata-kapha pacifying in nature with its soothing effect, acts on the locomotor system and redresses the doshic vitiation thereby re-establishing the joint health. Ayurveda Acharya Vagbhata included turmeric in the Haridradi group indicated for curing rheumatism. Contemporary studies have confirmed that curcumin, the key ingredient of turmeric, has a protective action on soft tissues including cartilage. In addition, the anti-inflammatory action of Trikatu will assist the body in promoting a normal inflammatory response.
Assists optimum digestion
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property of turmeric supports healthy digestion and soothes stomach lining thereby assisting in normal digestive processes. The Katu (pungent) taste escalates the Agni (digestive power) and facilitates the secretion of digestive juice. Trikatu pacifies the Kapha dosha and regulates the passage of Vata dosha. Turmeric fortified with Trikatu supports normal digestion.
Enhance body’s ability to rejuvenate naturally
Rasayana (Rejuvenation) is the Ayurvedic therapeutic measure aimed at promoting longevity, Bala (strength) of body and the mind and slowing down the process of aging. The word Rasayana refers to nourishment of dhatus (7 major body tissues). It is one of the major Rasayana drugs mentioned in Ayurveda alongside Guduchi (Giloy) and Amalaki (Indian gooseberry). Its major ingredient, curcuminoids are known to be potent immuno-modulators.
Aids healthy inflammatory response
Inflammation is the body’s self-protection mechanism to purge the body of harmful stimuli, foreign bodies and irritants. It is the body’s inherent mechanism for fighting an infection or for healing a wound. A healthy inflammatory response always helps the body to heal and go back to its normalcy. Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric fortified with Trikatu, supports the body’s innate inflammatory response.
Ayurveda, the science of healing, considers life as an unending pursuit to achieve harmony between the three doshas: Vata, pitta, and Kapha. Thus drugs with the potency to pacify all three doshas (tridosha samana) are considered the best. Turmeric is an important Tridosha shamana drug in Ayurveda. The Ushna (hot) potency of turmeric helps to balance Vata Kapha dosha and the Tikta (bitter) taste helps to balance the Pitta dosha. Tridosha shamana property of turmeric coupled with the carminative action of Trikatu without vitiating the Pitta dosha gives the best result.
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Pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and those who take medication to lower blood sugar level should consult their healthcare practitioner before consuming this supplement.
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How to use it?
An adult can consume 2 capsules per day after food or as recommended by their health care practitioner. Turmeric fortified with Trikatu can be consumed orally with warm water.
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Menstrual bleeding is understood as Rajah Pravarthanam in Ayurveda and considered as the byproduct of Rasa Dhatu- that provides nourishment to the whole body and carries hormones. Rasa Dhatu forms blood tissue or Rakta and in this transformation a part of rasa turns into menstrual blood .
Role of Vata in Menstrual cycle
The bleeding or menstruation phase of the cycle is controlled by Apana vata in the body and has a span of 2-7 days, varies from woman to woman. When Vata dosha is aggravated it results in abdominal discomfort associated with pricking pain, anxiety, varied or prolonged menstrual pattern and even amenorrhea.
The presence of Chitraka, Pippali and Draksha in this formulation supports to alleviate Vata dosha and thereby supports in painful menstruation and helps to maintain an optimal uterine health.
Role of Pitta in Menstrual cycle
Pitta dosha has close association with blood.. Aggravated Pitta dosha that accumulates during the ovulatory phase of menstruation has a cumulative effect on the bleeding scheme and can result in burning sensation during menstruation and mood fluctuations like anger and irritability. Pitta dosha has an immense role in moulding a female to menarche and further through menopausal variations.
The occupancy of Asoka bark, Shatavari and Punarnava and other healing herbs for women’s health in Menocare herbal tablets helps to optimise the levels of Pitta in the body and supports to relieve Menopausal anxiety along with offering support to normal uterine health.
Role of Kapha in Menstruation
Kapha dosha has unseen effects in regulation of proper menstrual mechanisms. It assists in optimal uterine proliferation and maintains the overall hormonal balance of the body. In conditions of aggravated Kapha dosha the menstrual blood may be associated with heavy clots and bloating.
The use of Lodhra, Pippali and Chitraka in this formulation helps to balance the levels of Kapha and supports healthy menstruation. Female body and the natural mechanisms in it, are absolutely unique and alluring. If we align it to it’s natural cycle through wholesome diet, lifestyle and healthy supplements we will be able to alleviate the wayward anomalies.
Ayurveda does not only provide alternative solutions but also works from root level.
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