Common Name: Indian Jalap, False Jalap, Terpeth Root, Nisoth, Turpeth, Kumbha, Kala, Shyama, Triputa
Botanical Name: Ipomoea turpethum / Operculina turpethum
Active Agents: A and B-Turpethins, Scopoletin, Turpethinic acids A, Turpethin, Scopoletin, coumarin
Uses of Trivrit
Hemorrhoids: Trivrit powder should be mixed with triphala churna and taken in doses of 1-3 gms.
Indigestion: Mix together 50 gm nisoth powder, 10 gm pepper and 25 gm rock sugar (mishri). Take a teaspoon of this powder with some honey to make a relieve indigestion.
Strong Purgative: This root is very effective in cases of habitual constipation, colic and piles. It purges Pitta and Kapha. A maximum of 10-12 gm of the herb is taken with fermented rice water or milk in the morning on an empty stomach. This should only be done under a physician’s guidance.
High Cholesterol and Obesity: Turpeth root used with guggulu, ginger and turmeric are extremely effective for high cholesterol and obesity.
Skin Disorders: It is combined with manjishtha, kutki, punarnava and neem for inflammatory skin conditions that occur due to watery accumulations from blood and fat.