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Trikatu

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Serves:

About the Recipe

Trikatu is a simple blend of powdered ginger, black pepper, and pippali (a long pepper). Taking this combination before meals stimulates hunger and taking it after meals works as a digestive.

Ingredients

Preparation

Mix the three powdered herbs and store them in an airtight glass jar or metal container.


Take 1/4 teaspoon before meals to stimulate hunger or take 1/2 teaspoon after meals as a digestive.


Take with warm water for kapha dosha.

Mix in ghee for vata and pitta dosha, then follow with warm water. A "pill" can be made by rolling the trikatu in solid ghee in your palm just before consuming. The ghee will buffer the intensity of these herbs for vata and pitta.


If these ingredients are in a whole, dried form, grind them before measuring to get equal quantities.

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