Ayurvedic treatment for Common cold

Common cold

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Common cold


The ayurvedic management of common cold comprises of balancing the vitiated dosha through the right aahar and vihar and some ayurvedic herbs to strengthen the immune system.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Eat a well-balanced nutritious diet and get enough rest.
  • Avoid dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cottage cheese etc.
  • Avoid cold drinks.
  • Consume foods rich in vitamin C
  • Have plenty of hot beverages. These substances open congested nasal passages and let you breathe more easily.
  • Drinking hot water several times a day is an effective way to remove toxins from the system and hasten cold recovery.
  • Black pepper and long pepper, taken along with dried ginger, helps with chronic inflammation of the mucous membrane, such as those lining the throat, sinuses, and lungs
  • Hot water mixed with the juice of two lemons and sugar at bedtime gives relief from nasal catarrh.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Keep away from sources of infection.
  • Wash your hands often. You may get infected with a cold by touching a door knob or picking up a telephone recently touched by someone with a cold, particularly if you rub your eyes or nose afterwards. The eyes and nose, rather than the mouth, are the most frequent routes for infection.
  • Inhale steam to relieve a stuffed nose
  • Get some fresh air—take a gentle walk.
  • Do not overheat the room. Let the body lose heat naturally.
  • Perform breathing exercises
  • Putting liquefied ghee (3-5 drops) in each nostril will help lubricate nasal passages and relieve irritation and sneezing from cold.

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