Trivrit is an important Ayurveda herb, which is being useful as a medicinal herb and also a very important herb used in Panchakarma treatment called as Virechana – Purgation treatment. It’s botanical name is Operculina turpethum which belongs to Convolvulaceae family. It is known as Nisoth in hindi and Indian jalap in English.
It is commonly found on the roadsides across India, upto 1000 square feet.
Chemical Constituents –
The root contains active constituent by name A-turpethin and B-turpethin. Considerable amount of lignin and ferrous oxide is also present in this herb.
• Anti rheumatic
Part Used –
Root bark and Leaves of Trivrit are used for medicinal purposes.
• Trivrit Powder in adults – 1-3 grams in divided dose per day.
• In children dosage – 125 – 250 mg in divided dose per day.
Among all the herbs useful in easy purgation, Operculina turpethum is the best.
• Abdominal Pain
Fine powder of Shweta trivrit, Triphala, Ajwayin and Rock salt can be used in abdominal pain, distension of abdomen and constipation.
Because of its strong, pungent and piercing nature, it helps in losing weight.
In hemorrhoid treatment, it should be taken along with Triphala Churna.
• Chronic ulcers & wounds
Fine paste made out of turmeric and trivrit is applied in chronic oozing skin diseases. This application is very useful in chronic ulcers and wounds.
Ayurvedic medicine uses Trivrit –
• Krimighatini Vati
• Chandraprabha Vati
• Kankayana Vati
Side Effects –
Operculina turpethum root, if used excessively, or if used in people with low strength, it causes burning sensation, dizziness, twitching pain of abdomen and sever purgation.
Hence, in most of Ayurveda formulations, its root bark only is used in place of root.
To avoid its side effect, it is usually used in combination with ginger, dill seeds, rock salt or sugar candy.
It is best avoided during pregnancy and lactation.
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