Monsoons are a time of rejuvenation and freshness, but they also bring along their fair share of health challenges. One of the most common health issues that many of us face during monsoon season is cold and cough. The sudden change in weather, increased humidity, and the presence of various viruses and bacteria in the air make us more susceptible to respiratory problems.
If you find yourself battling a stubborn cold or a nagging cough, it’s time to take charge of your health and seek the right treatment. Ayushakti Ayurved, with its holistic approach and time-tested remedies, can provide you with the relief you seek. Infections, sinusitis, bronchitis, and exposure to dust can cause a cough and cold. Ayurveda suggests relying on medications for treating a cough and cold and incorporating certain dietary and lifestyle changes for complete relief.
Coughing is the body’s way of expelling foreign bodies from the respiratory airways. However, prolonged coughing can result in dizziness, hoarseness of voice, and wheezing. Chronic coughing can also lead to fatigue and joint pain.
What is Common Cold?
The common cold is a relatively harmless condition that can occur any time of the year, although it is most common during monsoons. It is particularly prevalent among children.
While the common cold may seem minor, it can be a gateway to various respiratory problems. It earns its name because individuals with this ailment often experience a sensation of being colder than when they have other types of illnesses. Despite its seemingly benign nature, the common cold should not be overlooked.
Ayurveda Perspective on Common Cold:
Aggravated Doshas like Kapha, Pitta and Aam are developed easily due to improper diet and lifestyle. Vitiated Kapha and Pitta settle in the respiratory channel. It causes inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes, eustachian tubes, middle ear, sinuses, and pharynx. As a defence mechanism, the immunity releases mediators like histamine and prostaglandins against external allergens. This causes symptoms like sneezing, runny nose etc. This is known as the common cold.
Symptoms of Common Cold:
Some common symptoms of the common cold include:
- Running or blocked nose
- Sore or scratchy throat
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
- Mild fever accompanied by chills
The common cold is caused by over 200 various viruses, with rhinovirus being responsible for around 30% – 40% of adult cold cases.
Ayurvedic Solution to Get Relief from Cough and Cold
In Ayurveda, a cold is referred to as Vata-Kaphaja Pratishaya. According to Ayurveda, allergic reactions, including colds, can be caused by Virudh ahar (improper food combinations), Ama (toxins), and Asatmya (changes in the environment). Toxins can accumulate in the body due to impaired metabolism and digestion, while intolerance to certain foods can result in allergies.
Ayushakti’s Fundamental Procedure to Combat Cough, Cold and Allergies:
- Kapha pacification (Reduce nasal blockage, heaviness & congestion)
- Regulate Vata movement (Rectify Vata movement)
- Increase immunity (Balance Doshas and metabolic fire)
Ayushakti Ayurved Approach to get you relief from Colds, Coughs and Allergies:
Dr Smita Naram and her team have spent decades researching, with the goal of developing new treatments and eventually finding a better cure. We have special therapies and Marma points which help to remove blockages and improve health.
Ayushakti Ayurved natural solution for a chronic cough and cold may involve Vamana Panchakarma (detox therapy), followed by Virechana, to restore the balance between the three doshas and eliminate toxins.
In some cases, nasal drops therapy or Nasya treatment may be used to clear congestion. This involves pouring herbal oils into the nostrils. Ayurvedic medications can also be prescribed to strengthen the immune system and respiratory tract to treat chronic cough.
Ayushakti’s detoxification Panchkarma treatments are highly focused on relieving the root cause of any chronic problem by cleansing, repairing and rejuvenating the deeper tissues and cells in your body. Click here to check out our Panchkarma Detoxification Plan
Ayushakti Ayurved’s Herbal Products to fight down cold, cough, Allergies and many other Respiratory Ailments:
Ayushakti’s medicines are herbal-based, extract formulas which are developed and tested by our expert researchers. Your ayurvedic experts at Ayushakti will prescribe you medicines according to your personal situation.
Ayushakti’s Swasavin Kaphano Syrup
The anti-histamine herbal extracts such as Solanum (Kantakari), Basil (Tulsi), Clerodendron serratum (Bharangi), Cinnamon (Dalchini), snuhimashi, Basil (Tulsi), etc., relieves inflammations, improve immunity thus helps prevent frequent allergies, clearing congestion, allergic coughing, cold and the sinuses. Regular intake of Kaphano syrup prevents frequent coughs & colds in children.
Ayushakti’s Swasavin D-Vyro Tablets
It contains scientifically proven herbal extracts such as Pomegranate peel (dadim peel), Tinospora (Guduchi), and Andrographis paniculatus) Karmen, Hollerhena (Kuta) & powder of Liquorice (yashtimadhu) & dry ginger (shunt) improves immunity and resistance power and protects from frequent allergies and viral infections remarkably.
Ayushakti’s Swasavin D-Vyro Syrup
Ayurvedic anti-viral formula syrup is made with natural ingredients. It has been tested and proven highly effective, works quickly to relieve symptoms, and is a natural immune supporter.
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Ayurvedic Dietary and Lifestyle Precautions — When You are Down with Cough and Cold:
- In order to treat common colds and coughs, it is recommended to incorporate fresh pulses with grains into your diet. This combination allows you to benefit from the nutrients and easy digestion of the pulses.
- Cooked vegetables such as pumpkin, squash, onions, and carrots can be consumed.
- Rice, oats, and millet are also good grain choices.
- It is advised to avoid wheat and processed flour and instead opt for beneficial foods like almonds, apricots, figs, dates, and hazelnuts.
- Lastly, limit your intake of fish, chicken, and meat, and replace dairy milk with soy milk or oat milk.
At Ayushakti Ayurved, our team of experienced Ayurvedic experts is dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans for each individual. During your visit, our experts will carefully assess your symptoms and identify trigger factors to effectively control them. Also, they will guide you on how to enhance your condition through lifestyle modifications and dietary changes. By following their expert advice, you can improve your overall well-being and manage your symptoms of cough and cold more effectively.
Disclaimer: This blog is for educational purposes only. Please consult an Ayurvedic practitioner before trying or consuming any medicines, home remedies or treatments mentioned in this blog. The information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseas
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Blog Author: Dr Mayuri Surve
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd