From the Kitchen to Medicine Cabinet: Ayurvedic Secrets for a Cough-free Winter

Non drowsy cough syrup

Cough is categorised as one of the most common medical conditions accounting for millions of clinical visits per year. As per Ayurveda, cough is categorized as a separate disease by the name of Kasa Roga by various Acharyas. There is a detailed description of cough available in the textbooks of Ayurveda which guide us about various etiological factors that cause imbalance amongst the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) of the body, hence leading to Kasa Roga or cough. 


So, if you are suffering from a cough, need not worry because here we have a non-drowsy cough syrup by the name of Coughkalp which can be easily bought online, by one of the most trusted brands i.e. Pravek Kalp. Coughkalp is a cough syrup that helps alleviate cough and provides relief sooner than other remedies. Since it is a non-drowsy syrup and as its slogan itself says “Khansi ko Sulaye Apko Nahi”, it very effectively works upon retaining your energy level while helping you get rid of your cough.    

5 Ayurvedic Home Remedies to Combat Cough and Cold

If your cough is not that bad, you can even go for some quick home remedies described below and get rid of it:


Ginger Honey Tea

Ginger and honey is one of the best combinations to get rid of any type of cough as ginger is Shothhar (anti-inflammatory) and honey is Snigdha (helps in soothing) in nature. This means that ginger helps relieve inflammation during a cough and honey soothes your respiratory tract to give you a healthy and happy feeling. 


One can prepare this tea very easily in the following steps:

  • Take 100 ml of water. 
  • Boil it.
  • Add a small amount of ginger to the boiling water.
  • Boil it on a medium flame for around 3-4 minutes. 
  • Strain the tea and add 1 tsp honey in the mug.
  • Sip & say goodbye to your cough!  

Turmeric Milk

Turmeric is another very effective herb used for alleviating cough. Turmeric has antibacterial, antiviral and Rasayan (rejuvenator) properties which help subside the symptoms hence providing relief. You can easily prepare turmeric milk in the following way and enjoy its deliciousness with multiple health benefits:

  • Take 1 glass of milk. 
  • Heat it till it becomes lukewarm.
  • Strain and add ½ tsp of turmeric.
  • Stir well and drink it to say goodbye to your cough!

Holy Basil (Tulsi) Infusion 

Holy Basil or Tulsi, is not just a holy plant but it is very effective for a healthy respiratory tract. It helps alleviate all respiratory tract disorders like cough because of its Rasayana (rejuvenation) property, hence providing relief. 

One can easily prepare this infusion and maintain a healthy respiratory tract.

  • Take 100 ml of water. 
  • Boil it. 
  • Add 5-7 tulsi leaves to the boiling water. 
  • After 1 boil, put the flame to medium and heat it for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Strain and enjoy a healthy drink and get rid of your cough and cold. 
  • You can even add honey to enhance the taste.   

Steam Inhalation

Steam inhalation is another way to expel excessive mucus in case of cough. Taking steam twice or thrice a day helps alleviate the symptoms of cough and cold quickly. You can add Vics vaporub, Ajwain, or a few drops of eucalyptus oil in the steamer or boiled water before taking steam. 

These add-ons help provide relief sooner and sometimes immediately.  

Saltwater Gargle

Gargling with lukewarm water, to get rid of a cough, is a practice that has been followed since ancient times. To enhance the effectiveness of gargling, you can add salt or a little turmeric in lukewarm water and see quick improvements in your cough. Salt and turmeric both help reduce inflammation and provide relief from cough and throat infections or irritation. 

The Healing Power of Ayurveda 

Since cough is a very common symptom of multiple diseases, it is classified into two types – dry cough and congested cough. Both these conditions become intolerable after a set time. But now no need to worry anymore because we have a wonderful product with us which can help to fight against cough and provide relief at the earliest. This magical product is Pravek Coughkalp. This is one of the best herbal cough syrups which helps fight against cough and provide relief as soon as possible, depending upon the chronicity of cough.  


As per Ayurveda, depending upon the actions of three Doshas of the body: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, cough is also defined to be of five types namely: Vataj, Pittaj, Kaphaj, Kshataj and Kshayaj. The root cause of cough can be an imbalanced Vata and Kapha Doshas


So, to get rid of cough it is very important to keep all three Doshas well balanced by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Still if one sees the symptoms of cough and cold, one should start practicing healthy remedies.


Ingredients in Ayurvedic Cough Syrups

Cough syrups are the best substitutes that always help in throat irritation, infection, cough and even sometimes cold. Cough syrups help in managing cough and its related symptoms because these are formulated in such a way that they alleviate different types of cough which can be broadly categorized as dry cough and productive cough. 


It is well known that if we have either a dry or congested cough, most people prefer taking syrups in place of tablets. When it comes to cough syrups, then it is worldwide known that only Ayurvedic cough syrups or Herbal cough syrups have given wonderful results. Being non-drowsy cough syrups, these Ayurvedic or Herbal cough syrups have always been the first choice of almost every health professional. 


Ayurvedic cough syrups are generally preferred because being non-drowsy cough syrups, they never give you any side effects like excessive sleepiness or sluggishness all over the day. Besides these herbal cough syrups are more energetic, good in taste and even preferred for children. 


Pravek Coughkalp: Benefits of Syrup

Pravek Coughkalp Syrup is one such wonderful and energetic cough syrup that can be consumed for any kind of cough. With the goodness of Mulethi, Tulsi, Sonth, Pippali and other such effective ingredients, our Pravek Coughkalp Syrup has given wonderful results in both dry and congested cough. For dry cough it helps provide a soothing effect to the respiratory tract and for congested cough, it first promotes the secretion of sputum from the respiratory tract and then helps to expel it out of the body, hence providing relief. 


Prevek Coughkalp Syrup is a non-drowsy cough syrup that comes in the category of Ayurvedic or Herbal cough syrups which is beneficial for both adults and children. For adults, it can be consumed up to 15-20 ml per day as or as directed by an Ayurveda expert who can decide the dosage as per the chronicity of the cough. Similarly, for children, Pravek Coughkalp Syrup can be given 5-10 ml per day or as directed by a physician.


While some conventional cough syrups might give you certain side effects like drowsiness, sleepiness and lack of energy, Pravek Coughkalp is a good and effective choice that can help you get rid of your cough at the earliest without any side-effects because it is a completely non-drowsy cough syrup.   



Pravek Coughkalp Syrup should be taken under medical supervision only for pregnant or lactating women and infants. 



Cough is always irritating whether it is a symptom or a separate disease. So, one should always take care of certain precautions or home remedies like avoiding consuming food items that might increase your cough, drinking lukewarm water, consume energetic herbal tea or drinks. 

Besides this, if you have a chronic cough you should also consume some herbal or Ayurvedic syrups along with home remedies to get rid of your cough sooner. Pravek Coughkalp is one of the best cough syrups that can give you better results if consumed regularly. One can get to know it better on Pravek Kalp's website and utilize the best out of it. 


Being a non-drowsy cough syrup, Pravek Coughkalp helps you maintain your energy levels without any drowsiness or sleepiness because Coughkalp: Khaansi ko Sulaaye, Aapko Nahi!



Authored by:
Dr. Nikita Chaudhary
BAMS, MD (Ayu)

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