3 Ayurvedic Ways To Fight Seasonal Cough And Cold
By: Kratika Thu, 14 July 2022 10:19:12
Cough and cold are common respiratory illnesses which are seen all round the year. But if you have been suffering from frequent bouts of cough and cold, it can be quite challenging, especially during the change of seasons, to deal with it. A simple way to tackle these ailments at the comfort of your place is to boost your immunity with Ayurvedic herbs.
Ayurveda recommends a variety of herbs known as rasayan as well as formulations like Chyawanprash that help improve immunity. Ayurvedic herbs like shunthi, guduchi, ashwagandha, yashtimadhu, and pippali are well-known immune boosters. These herbs form an integral part of every Indian kitchen, the so-called dadi-ke-nuske, to combat seasonal health complaints.
Other common Ayurvedic herbs such as haridra, shunthi, yashtimadhu, and pippali exhibit anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and antiviral properties which help relieve cough and cold effectively. These herbs can be used in different forms like tea, kadhas, tablets, etc to get effective results.
Gargling is the best way to soothe the inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. A glass of warm water with turmeric, salt or a decoction of herbs like yashtimadhu, pippali, and haridra helps to heal the associated symptoms like sore throat, cough reflex, and hoarse voice.
# Herbal tea or kadha
Teas or kadhas (known as decoction) of common Ayurveda herbs such as cloves, dalchini, tulsi, ginger and turmeric are highly recommended by Ayurveda doctors for cough and cold. These teas help improve your immunity and also provide a soothing and healing effect when sipped intermittently.
# Turmeric latte or haldi ka dudh
The age-old remedy that always works wonders when it comes to boosting your immunity, providing relief from seasonal illness like cough & cold and soothing your gut is turmeric milk. Packed with the wellness of turmeric, black pepper & honey, which are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, it acts as a magical potion for everyone right from kids to older individuals.