In the times of a sore throat ,taking a ginger root is a helpful Ayurvedic remedy due to the presence of anti-inflammatory gingerols and shaogals.These anti -inflammatory compounds can relax membranes in the airways, which could reduce coughing.The ginger root also helps in avoiding cold as it kills rhinoviruses which may lead to cold and cough.Ginger is really helpful in fighting a cold be it due to some allergic reaction or due to the cold weather.
One can also make some Honey Lemon Ginger tea for quick relief.
- Just cut a piece of ginger (about an inch long).
- Then grate it.
- Put grated ginger in strainer, and put that strainer into a cup
- Pour boiling water into the cup with the strainer.
- Let your ginger tea sit for two to five minutes
- Add some honey according to your taste and pour some squeezed lemon water in it
- Serve hot.
Tip- You can add a dash of nutmeg, cardamom or cinnamon for a warm and spice flavour.
Another excellent Ayurvedic remedy to fight cough and cold is Licorice or Mulethi which is native to the Mediterranean, central and southern Russia, and Asia Minor to Iran. If you mix a spoon of Mulethi powder with a spoon of honey and have it, it is very beneficial to cure cough. It is most popularly used ayurvedic solution for kids.The nutrients in it’s root have the ability to soothe sore throats, heartburn, Irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, stress etc.
1.Chewing a twig of Mulethi is a potent and succesful remedy forsore throat and hoarseness of voice.
2. Kadha, prepared by boiling a few sticks of Mulethi in water can be used to cure cough.
Curcumin, a compound which is present in Turmeric has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. It may also be beneficial for various conditions, including a dry cough.
When taken with black pepper, Curcumin is best absorbed into the blood stream. Add some Turmeric and some ground black pepper into A glass of Fresh Boiling water and Gargle. Turmeric increases mucus production, which flushes out the microbes that clog your respiratory tract and provides relief and thus is and optimum Ayurvedic remedy to fight cough and cold.
Upper respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis are treated with the help of Turmeric in Ayurvedic medicines for centuries.
We can get turmeric in its organic (preferred),spice-form, as well as in the form of a capsule.
While discussing about Ayurvedic remedies to fight cold and flu, talking about Tulsi is a must.From fighting viral infections to increasing immunity to acting as an aid in recovering from infections, Tulsi is indeed a really helpful Ayurvedic herb.This is due to the presence of vitamin C, antioxidants, antiseptic and antiviral properties Chewing on one fresh well washed medicinal tulsi leaf is highly recommended by Ayurvedic Doctors to fight through Viral infections. Metabolic stress may also be countered through Tulsi as it helps in the normalization of blood glucose, lipid levels and blood pressure,and psychological stress through positive effects on memory and cognitive functions with the help of its anxiolytic and anti-depressant properties. Tulsi is thus also called the herb for all reasons.
A tulsi Ginger tea can also be prepared to give the best results-
- Take some leaves of holy basil (Tulsi) plant
- Make some dried ginger powder
- Mix both of them in the same proportion
- This will form a perfect substitute for tea during flu and cold.
- Take this by adding milk and sugar and experience the great results
The use of tulsi in daily rituals is a proof of Ayurvedic wisdom and provides us with an example of traditional knowledge offering solutions to our daily, modern problems.
Eucalyptus essential oil
When your nose is all plugged up and you are congested, Eucalyptus essential oil can be a really effective Ayurvedic remedy to fight cough and cold.Many Vapors and Chest rubs which are marketed to suppress coughs ususlly contain Eucalyptus oil. A study suggests that Eucalyptus Essenttial oil has an anitimicrobial effect and thus may help to fight off illness causing bacteria. Inhaling the steam formed by diluting eucalyptus oil in boiling water can be really helpful in providing you with quick relief and helps you get better sleep at night. Respiratory problems like sinusitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis may also be solved by taking proper dosage of Eucalyptus essential oil.
Eucalyptus essential oil can be used in calming a cough or a flue in various ways. A person may want to try adding 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil to some carrier oil and rubbing the mixture onto the throat, neck and chest.