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Ayurvedic Treatment for Cold and cough

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Cold and cough

COLD AND COUGH Ayurvedic Treatment

There are no magic cures for cough and cold. Typically, symptoms are worse in the first 2-3 days and then as the immunity fights off the virus the symptoms recede. An irritating cough may persist for up to 2-4 weeks after other symptoms have gone. Antibiotics do not kill viruses, so are of no use for common coughs and colds.

Ayurveda suggests that firstly, child should be given adequate rest. Plenty of warm liquid next will help improve/support the agni and eliminate ama from body. Right kind of food and herbs can help relieve the symptom. Herbs such as ginger, honey, tulsi are good for cough.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Diet is a major part of building up immunity. Good immunity can be built up according to Ayurveda by several means –

  • Give light, nutritious food
  • Give rejuvenating tonics such as chyavanprash, Ashvagandha avaleham, etc. Which can help build immunity.
  • Give adequate amounts of water to your child. It is recommended that at least 1.5 litres of water is to be taken daily.
  • Taking water on an empty stomach in the morning also helps build immunity.
  • Include herbs such as betel leaf, honey, pepper corns, tulsi, ginger, gur or jaggery, cloves etc. in your child’s diet.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Help you child learn breathing exercises. It helps the respiratory system and protects it from infections and diseases
  • Regular yoga also helps in several ways to build immunity and keep one healthy
  • Smoking in an atmosphere where a child lives makes it prone to colds. This should be completely avoided.

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