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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 13, Issue 3 (2024)

Phyto-pharmacological review on bioavailability enhancer [Trikatu]

Author(s):

Shubham Joshi, Anjali Rai and Ramesh Kr. Gupta

Abstract:

Trikatu is a blend of Ayurvedic herbs, including dried fruits of Piper nigrum (Maricha), Piper longum (Peepli), and dried rhizomes of Zingiber officinale (Sunthi). Trikatu balances the three doshas—vata, pitta, and kapha—calming Vata and Kapha while raising Pitta. Its spicy taste, hot potency, and digestive effects enhance the bioavailability of phytoconstituents and drugs. This concept originates in Ayurveda and has been used in the medical system for millennia. When Trikatu is provided in small dosages with the main medicine as bio-enhancers it increases the bioavailability or biological activity of the drug. Modern studies confirm immunomodulatory, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, making it valuable in medicinal formulations. Information from authentic Ayurvedic texts and related research articles ensures the authenticity of Trikatu.

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How to cite this article:
Shubham Joshi, Anjali Rai and Ramesh Kr. Gupta. Phyto-pharmacological review on bioavailability enhancer [Trikatu]. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2024;13(3):298-307. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2024.v13.i3d.14971

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