Ayurvedic Treatment Of Cough
What Is Cough?
It is a reflex action to any foreign body that may get into the airways and irritate it. The foreign body could be anything from dust to smoke to food particles etc.
Dry Cough V/S Productive Cough
Dry cough is characterized by severe coughing with little amounts of mucous formation. The patient coughs for a long time after which small amounts of mucous comes out from the throat after which the patient gets relieved.
Productive cough is characterized by secretion of large amounts of sputum along with coughing. It may be sterile or purulent depending upon the type of infection affecting the patient.
The color of the sputum varies from white to yellow to greenish in color and indicates the level of infection present in the lungs and the entire respiratory tract.
Common Causes Of Cough
- Upper respiratory tract infections like – flu, cold, influenza, whooping cough etc.
- Lower respiratory tract infections like – Bronchitis or pneumonia.
- Allergic problems like allergic rhinitis and hay fever etc.
- Chronic respiratory problems like COPD, Asthma and Bronchitis.
- Chronic cough may sometimes be a symptom of severe diseases like cancer, heart problems, tuberculosis and pulmonary embolism.
Cough In Children
In children, cough and cold are very common in occurrence. Their immune system is not very strong and is still in the developing phase making them more prone to develop recurrent respiratory problems.
Pertussis, a deadly cough, severely affects children and though it can occur at any age, it may have grave consequences in young children less than a year old.
When To See A Doctor?
Cough is one of the most common infections that we all come across especially with seasonal changes.
A cough usually subsides within a week or two with minor dietary modifications and general precautions like avoiding the allergens and cold things like ice creams, cold water and other drinks.
It's when the cough is persistent and not getting controlled by regular medicines that proper medical advice should be taken to know if there is any serious underlying disease which may be affecting the person.
Ayurvedic Point Of View
Ayurveda is the ancient medical literature which has details of the human body and its connection with the entire universe. It has no date as the text which is explained as part of the Atharva veda was conceived by Lord Brahma, the creator of Universe according to Hindu mythology.
Cough is known as "Kaas" in Ayurveda. It is defined as a condition in which the voice of the patient resembles the sound that comes from a broken metallic pot.
Various stages of Ayurveda have differently explained the types of kaas or cough in the form of their individual interpretation. A balance of the three body energies namely vata, pitta and kapha help to restore health in such conditions.
Herbal Remedies For Cough
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Eosinophilia Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of cough. We provides 100 percent pure and natural products. All of them are free from side effects and are safe to use. And they are formulated by MD Ayurveda doctors. All of the medicines from the house are made without the addition of chemicals or additives or preservatives in it.
- Tulsi Capsules - 2 cap twice daily with plain water after meals
- Pranrakshak Churna - 1 tsp. Twice daily after meals with plain water.
- Immune Booster - 2 cap twice daily with plain water after meals.
- Aller-G Care Capsules - 2 cap twice daily with plain water after meals.
1. Tulsi Capsules
Tulsi is known as holy basil and have a significant religious value. It is among the oldest herbs used therapeutically in various diseases. The ursolic acid in Tulsi acts as anti allergic. Tulsi capsule manages immune related disorders very well. Tulsi capsule are an effective remedy for cough, cold, viral flu, influenza, allergies, asthma and respiratory tract infections. Regular use of Tulsi capsule builds strong immune system and helps body to fight various infections in an effective manner.
2. Pranrakshak Churna
Praanrakshak Churna is a herbal powdered formulation, which is effective in various allergic conditions. This formulation contains Shirish, Bharangi, Kantkari, Anantmool and Madhuyashti. These herbs act in a synergistic way and are very effective in chronic allergies, upper respiratory tract infections, respiratory tract infections, chronic bronchitis and asthma. Bharangi, Kantkari and Shirish are the herbs, which act as natural antihistaminics and are beneficial in acute and chronic asthma. Vasa and Madhuyashti breaks the mucous plug and are useful in cough, bleeding while coughing and repairs the respiratory tract. Anatamool or Typlophora asthmatica as the name signifies is another herb beneficial in asthma.
3. Immune Booster
As the name indicates, Immune Booster capsule boosts immunity very fast. It protects from the free radicals produced due to oxidative stress, aging, chemicals and infections. Capsule Immune Booster have components, which are being used traditionally since ages to increase the immunity. Grape seed extract, Cow Colostrums, Phyllanthus niruri, amla are the ingredients of Immune Booster. Cow colostrums help in building a strong immune system. Phyllanthus niruri helps liver to remove toxins from the body. Phyllanthus niruri, Grape Seed extract and Green tea together builds a cellular defense mechanism to combat chronic ailments.
4. Aller-G Care
Aller G care is a unique combination of herbs, which are natural anti allergic and anti inflammatory. The herbs Haridra, Neem, Shirish and Ashwagandha makes this formulation very effective remedy for treating asthma, sinusitis , sneezing, rhinitis, dust and pollen allergy. Aller-G care capsules helps in removing toxins from the system as Haridra (Curcuma longa) is a well known natural anti biotic and anti inflammatory, Neem (Azadirachta indica) is natural blood purifier and anti inflammatory, Shirish (Albezzia lebback) is said to have anti poisonous, anti histaminic properties and mast cell stabilizing effect and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an immune boosting herb.
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