Home remedies for Cough (Khansi)

Symptoms of cough

  • Running nose, Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Sometimes low-grade fever

Remedies for Cough

  1. Keep Glycyrriza piece (liquorice/Mulethi) in mouth in case of dry cough and sucking
  2. Make decoction of powder of leaves of Adhatoda vasica (Vasa/ adoosa) or fresh leaf juice of vasa mixed with pinch of long pepper (Pippali) and one tea spoon (5 ml.) honey, to be given two times a day.
  3. Powder of Black pepper ( Kali Mirch) with honey not only subside the attack of cough but it also reduces the congestion in chest if used repeatedly.
  4. Prepare a linctus from Harad, Lavang (cloves), Adraka (ginger), Nagar musta (nut grass)- all in powder form and mixed with honey and lick three to four times daily.
  5. Warm/hot water sips help to reduce dry cough.
  6. Honey is good for cough, and is used as a vehicle for medicines.

Some common Ayurvedic medicines

  1. One tea spoon (5 gms.) of Sitopaladi Churna mixed with honey may be given three times a day in productive cough.
  2. Lavangadi vati/ Khadiradi vati is also useful. 2 tabs three times a day.

Referral criteria: In case cough is present for more than 2-3 weeks; the patient should consult a doctor. The patient may be referred to a doctor if breathlessness or red discolouration of the phlegm is found while coughing.

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