In this fast-paced world, as the winds of change blow, so do our weather conditions. Pollution engulfs our natural surroundings, while our relentless lifestyles put our health on the back burner. It's no wonder that our immune systems are weakening, leaving us vulnerable to the common cold, cough, and viral fever.
For years now, Ayurvedic medicines and secrets have proven to be effective in treating various ailments and diseases. Even for cold and flu-like symptoms, Ayurveda has come forward to help us. Incorporating ayurvedic practices into daily life, such as immune-boosting herbs and spices into meals, practicing breathing exercises, and using natural remedies like ayurvedic solutions help alleviate cough and congestion.
If you are unwell and have any of the symptoms of a common cold, cough and viral fever, it is advisable to consult a doctor to get yourself thoroughly checked. But, in case you do not have the bandwidth to head out for a checkup, then there are many quick home remedies one can take to reduce your distress, until you visit a doctor. Some of the remedies are:
- Tulsi Khada: The Miracle Elixir - When it comes to rescuing you from a scratchy throat, Tulsi Kadha takes the stage. This delightful herbal tea concoction can be made at home by adding some tulsi leaves, lemongrass, ginger, and jaggery, to boiling water. Let the water steep for some time till the herbs release their juices, and drink this for instant relief. This works wonders to bring relief from cough & common cold. Did you know Tulsi, the super powerful herb, is used in many cough syrups like Coughkalp!
- Ginger tea: Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the throat and relieve cough and cold symptoms. Add a few slices of fresh ginger to boiling water and let it steep for a few minutes. You can also add honey and lemon for added benefits. Drink this for a quicker recovery from cough and cold.
- Mulethi water: Mulethi, also known as 'Sweet Wood,' holds the key to effective Ayurvedic healing for cough. This remarkable herb is your ally in managing sore throat, cough, and excessive mucus production in the airways. With its expectorant properties, Mulethi powder works wonders by thinning and loosening the stubborn mucus lodged inside your airways. It also used in cough syrups like Coughkalp, which are helpful in remedying cough. To enjoy the benefits of Mulethi water, simply add 1 teaspoon of Mulethi powder to a glass of warm water, and savor this brew twice a day.
- Turmeric milk: As we all know turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that help boost the immune system. Drinking a glass of warm milk with a teaspoon of turmeric before bedtime, is known to help relieve cold and flu symptoms, along with body ache.
- Ayurvedic Secrets in a bottle: Coughkalp is an Ayurvedic cough syrup that possesses the power of anti-inflammation herbs, expectorant relief, decongestion, mucolytic properties, and anti-allergens. Unlike other cough syrups, Coughkalp is 100% non-alcoholic, that means it will not make you drowsy.
During an interview, Professor (Dr) G. S. Tomar, MD (Ay), PhD, D. Yoga (BHU) and R&D Advisor at Pravek, said, “Coughkalp contains Shirish which is a known anti-allergic drug. Lisodha is cough suppressants and Vasa is mucolytic in properties. It also contains Tulsi, Pippali and Baheda which are known cough suppressing herbs. It has Vasa, which is a known source of Bromhexine which liquifies sticky sputum. Hence it is effective in all types of cough (dry and productive) including allergic bronchitis.”
Given it is a unique blend of modern technology meeting Ayurvedic herbs used for thousands of years, Arijeet Bhattacharjee, Marketing Manager at Pravek, said that Coughkalp is manufactured in-house under expert supervision. He said, "Coughkalp is made as per ayurvedic rituals in a modern technology in our specialised, GMP and ISO compliant manufacturing unit in Noida, Uttar Pradesh."
To learn more about Pravek’s range of Ayurvedic solutions for respiratory heath, click here.
First published on Navbharat Times here: https://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/lifestyle/health/5-ayurvedic-home-remedies-to-treat-symptoms-of-cough-and-cold/articleshow/100280562.cms