When some of you catch a cold and cough, a sudden thought alerts you to visit a doctor as you find it more convenient or a fast medium to heal. It’s not wrong to say that allopathic medication might give you instant relief, but it’s temporary.
It’s completely right to say grandmother’s remedies are far better than allopathic medications and the most effective ones. Even the researchers have mentioned that herbal remedies proved to be the panacea treatment to get rid of colds and coughs. Many people used herbal remedies even during COVID-19, which proved effective. Therefore, here in this blog, we introduce you to some of the best ayurvedic home remedies for colds and coughs inspired by your grandmother.
Ginger is the most effective medicinal herb with various active compounds, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. Even the studies stated the potential benefits for respiratory, coughing infections, phlegm, etc.
Prepare either Ginger Tea, which will help clear your phlegm and flu and relieve yours from pain.
Or Put 30gms of ginger powder or slices in a glass of warm and add honey (avoid if you have a high glucose level).
Tulsi (Holy Basil) scientific name: Ocimum sanctum Linn
If the matter is all about treating colds and coughs, then Tulsi would be on the top of the list. Every household contains this, especially Indian families prefer Tulsi, their go-to herb in treating colds and coughs. This is why it is called the “queen of all herbs.” Researchers say tulsi (holy basil) is the panacea to all the infections, allergies, asthma, lung disease, etc. Moreover, it helps in clearing the phlegms inside your throat.
Tulsi tea is often acknowledged as a home remedy for cough. Add 2-3 tulsi leaves to the tea and clear all your phlegm.
Following Tulsi and Ginger, Mulethi, which is known as licorice and sometimes Sweetwood, has incredible and potent benefits that assist in treating sore throat, cough, and excess formation of mucus in the airway. Licorice contains expectorant properties as it thins and loosens the phlegm inside the airways. This cures coughing and cuts down congestion.
Prepare Mulethi Tea by adding one small piece of mulethi root to boiling water. Along With mulethi, add a grated ginger tea bag.
Mulethi Kadha is the vernacular name for Liquorice Decocation. You can prepare it in boiling water by adding a pinch of black pepper powder, cinnamon powder, and a few tulsi leaves, and last but not least, add honey to it.
Giloy (Heart Leaved Moonseed)
Giloy is also known as Guduchi or Amrita in Hindi. It has heart-shaped leaves that are similar to beetle leaves. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce frequent coughing and a sore throat.
You can either take giloy juice with warm water on an empty stomach in the morning.
Or take giloy capsules or tablets with warm water in the morning on an empty stomach.
Cinnamon is a potent agent for healing cough and cold. This woody aromatic has various health benefits but is most effective home remedies for sore throats. It has antiviral properties that aid in treating colds and coughs.
Either you can take cinnamon tea
Or add a pinch of Cinnamon with honey in warm water.
Ayurveda’s role in treating Cold and Cough
Ayurveda says cold, and cough occurs due to imbalance in any of the doshas Pitta, Vata, Kapha. The nasal congestion or cough mainly arises due to an imbalance in Pitta and Kapha. Therefore to get completely healed, you can try Ayukarma’s Karma Rasayan Green Herbal Tea and get 100% instant and permanent relief. If you find symptoms of cold and cough, sore throat, and congestion increasing, you are advised to visit a general physician.