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.
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.
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.