Scientific Name: Operculina turpethum

Family: Convolvulaceae


Trivrit is a perennial climbing plant with large, fleshy roots. The plant can grow up to 3 meters in height and has heart-shaped leaves. Its flowers are typically pale yellow. The roots of Trivrit are the most commonly used part for medicinal purposes in Ayurveda.
Chemical Constituents:

Trivrit contains several chemical constituents, including resin, tannins, glycosides, and turpethin, which is the primary active compound responsible for its therapeutic effects.
Ayurvedic Properties: In Ayurveda, Trivrit is classified as follows:
Rasa (Taste): Tikta (Bitter)
Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light), Tikshna (Sharp)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot)
Vipaka (Post-digestive Taste): Katu (Pungent)
Dosha: It primarily balances Kapha and Vata doshas and can aggravate Pitta dosha if used excessively.
Benefits :
Trivrit has several traditional Ayurvedic uses and benefits, including:
Laxative: Trivrit is a potent laxative and is commonly used to treat constipation. It helps promote bowel movements and relieves symptoms of constipation.
Detoxification: It is used in Ayurveda to remove accumulated toxins from the body, especially in cases of ama (undigested food material) and diseases related to excessive Kapha dosha.
Weight Management: Due to its purgative properties, Trivrit can be used in weight management programs to eliminate excess waste and water from the body.
Respiratory Disorders: Trivrit is sometimes used to treat respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis. It can help reduce excessive mucus and congestion in the respiratory tract.
Skin Conditions: It may be used topically in the form of pastes or ointments to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.