6 Ayurvedic Ways To Treat Cold And Cough
By: Kratika Tue, 18 Jan 2022 6:49 PM
Common cold problem is not something that you should be worries above unless this symptom is happening due to COVID-19. The common cold is more prevalent amongst children compared to adults because children immune systems are not completely developed.
It is important to go for effective and safe Ayurvedic medicines for cold and cough instead of giving medicines that may lead to side-effects or too hard for children.
There are a lot of people who directly go to a pharmaceutical store to buy medicines which can be risky in case you miss some of the symptoms, age of the patient or the worse scenario, the pharmacist is not experienced.
Things can also become risky if you read something on Google and you bought medicines from any random guy who was available at the medical store.
There is nothing wrong in using Ayurvedic medicines for cold and cough because Ayurvedic treatment for cold and cough have saved people and children from ancient times when these chemical-based drugs were not even discovered.
Therefore, today we have come up with some of of the best Ayurvedic treatments for cold and cough for babies or say, children. You do not have to add chemical in your children bodies if there are Ayurvedic cure to this problem.
# Mulethi and Dalchini Kwath
The meaning of Kwath in Ayurveda is referred to as a decoction extract with multiple herbs or single herbs to treat cold and cough or ingestion. Kwath is also called Kadha in some of the parts of India.
Add half an inch of long mulethi and then boil mulethi in a cup of water, and boil it until the water is reduced to half. Remember to not throw the piece of mulethi, you will need it later.
Now strain the mulethi water and add two pinch of dalchini powder, wait until the decoction cools down to room temperature. Pour this Kwath into a small spoon and give to your children twice in a day.
# Giloy and Amla
Both Amla and Giloy are amazing to boost your immunity and when you consume something which helps to enhance your immunity anything thing that is bothering you will be cured. Giloy and amla also help to treat bronchioles infection. To treat cold and cough, you can directly buy Alma and Giloy juices from the market and give to your children.
# Ginger and Tulsi Decoction
Firstly, pluck some Tulsi leaves and then crush them well in a mortar and pestle. Then, add two cup water in a pan and put the crushed Tulsi Leaves in the pan. Boil this until the water comes to its half quantity and then add two pinches of ginger powder to it.
Rest this mixture until it comes to the room temperature and then gives this mixture to your child for three to four times a day. Tulsi leaves are extremely beneficial to balance the Kapha Dosha.
# Ajwain and Garlic
First of all you need to do the roasting of 2 to 3 garlic cloves along with one teaspoon of ajwain (carom seeds) without oil. Also, remember to hold the garlic cloves between your thumbs and press them gently to release the juices before you do the roasting.
After this, place it in a soft muslin cloth and then make a poultice. Before giving this potali to inhale, check the warmth of the potali place it on the backside of your hand and then give it to your baby and let your child inhale this potali. This Ayurvedic treatment for cold and cough is even better in winter because of the extra warmth it provides.
# Garlic oil for massage
Get four to five cloves of garlic and put in a half cup of sesame oil and then heat it in a pan until the garlic cloves are deep-fried.
Before the oil cools down, you need to strain this oil and use this oil to massage the back of the child who is suffering from cold and cough, you can also massage the scalp and soles of the child.
Add water in a container and boil it, once the water is streaming hot add two to three drops of peppermint in it.
Place this container safely and make your child inhale this steam, this will help to open up the nasal congestion and also relieve any type of stress between the brows.