Cold – Cough and Viral infections - An Ayurvedic Guideline

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In the season of heavy rains and frequent downpour, people come across a variety of troubles. The most common amongst these troubles is the common cold/cough or viral infections that affect a significant number of the population.

Following are some guidelines on how to manage cold and cough or viral infections with the help of Ayurveda: General Symptoms of Cough and Cold

  • Runny Nose
  • Coughing
  • Fever/Chills
  • Continuous sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain/fatigue
  • Body Pain
  • Breathing difficulty

One of many of the above symptoms is experienced from an individual suffering from cold.
Causes of Cough and Cold

  • A continuous change of surroundings/constant exposure to cold and chilly winds can be contributors
  • A primary cause is a digestive fire (Agni) being affected with cold or moist conditions
  • A reduced agni can affect the body’s overall immunity
  • Lowered immunity leads to an increase in the toxin production
  • These amas can go and clog the micro-channels in the body leading to the formation of phlegm or mucus
  • It is this phlegm/mucus blocks the respiratory channel functions. Finally, you experience soar throat, allergic cough, sneezing, blocked nose, breathing difficulty etc.


Along with the above-mentioned causes, there can be other factors as well that lead to cold and cough in individuals. For example, an allergy to one’s surroundings can also be the cause of a cold. Eating or drinking food that is too cold or hot can also cause cold and cough in the individual. Habits and lifestyle choices such as sleeping in the afternoon after a heavy meal or staying up late at night can also contribute to developing a cold. There goes a quote which says that “Your biography is your biology” and the Ayurvedic philosophy stands by it.
In the end, what we eat and do throughout the day has a larger impact on our health.

Treating Cold, Cough and Viral infection - Ayurveda way

  • Keep body (throat, feet, chest, head) warm
  • Gargle with warm salty & turmeric water for a sore throat
  • Avoid milk, milk products and fruits till the symptoms completely go away
  • Eat light foods like soups, boiled or steamed vegetables, dal khichadi (rice and mung dal) etc
  • Drink spiced/Herbal Teas
  • Improve your immune power to fight viral infections


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How to make herbal tea to improve your immune system and prevent viral fever?

Fresh Basil leaves 20
Cinnamon stick – 1 inch long
Black peppercorns crushed – 3
Fresh ginger crushed – 2 inches long
Jaggery (optional) - as a sweetener
Water 4 cups
Boil the ingredients in water and make it 2 cups. Filter and drink warm 3-4 times a day.

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Stay safe this monsoon with the power of Ayurveda!

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Author of the Blog: Dr. Hemang Parekh

Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram

Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd

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