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Ayurvedic / Herbal Advice For cough

Question: Namaste doctor mera 3sal ka beta hai use high fever me fits aate hai eeg reports normal hai wo mahine me har ek bar to bimar rehta hai use cough hota hai air immunity bhi kam hai

Answered by YogaGuru : There are several ayurvedic medicines for fevers and immunity in Ayurveda but due to small age of a child one should take caution while giving any ayurvedic medicines to child. General medicines for fever Divya Jwarnashak Kwath General herbs / medicines for immunity Giloya Ras Himalaya Septilin - available at chemists You are advised to visit nearest patanjali clinic of baba ramdev for the best treatment of your child.


Question: baba g sat sri akal i had been suffering from cough since last 2 month i went to doctor he took xray & ct scan. In ct scan problem is Eventration left dome of diaphragmwid mesentro axial volvous of stomach doctor told me to operate. pls baba g tell me can it be cured by yoga ..........

Answered by Dr.Vijay : Hello, As your compliant is related to surgical because your diaphragm is continuously being irritated and that is why you are getting cough reflux. Hence, it is better to go according to doctor’s advice if your case is indicated for surgery. Though you may follow certain methods to prevent cough and you can be on herbal remedies or home remedies and even with natural remedies like ayurveda which helps you a lot. In order to control from cough, you should avoid some triggering food items like spicy food, oily foods, deep oil fries etcetera. If you are smoking or having alcohol, it is better to avoid it completely. Following medicines are useful such as Divya Khadirardi Vati, Tulasi Powder are good medicines for your complaint. With regards, Dr. Vijay.


Question: Hello, My wife 59 yrs. was having high ESR ( 100-110), inpite of taking various medicines, continued shifting pain, fever, coughing .Lung,transbronchial biopsy suggested Fibrosis, interstitial, mild. Dr. diagnosed it as Sarcoidosis. Medrol starting from 24 mgs.was administered, gradually taperred to 4 mg in a period of 6 months.Although subsequent chest X-rays/Ct scan was clear , shifting pain, weakness, mild fever continued.Attending dr. restarted Medrol 16 mgs alongwith Methotraxrate 7.5 mg in a week with daily HCQ. Owing to heavy side- effects medrol was stopped after taperring it to 8 mg alternate days after 2 months.Metho/HCQ continuing,but severe pains in shoulder-joints/keens in addition to other parts of body/mild fever 99 t0 100 during different times during day continues .ESR has risen to 45. We wish to be sure whether diognosis/ treatment is on correct-lines ? Other regular medicines taken are Tenoclor-50/ Eltrocin /calicum/Rosuvos-5. Kindly guide us. pks

Answered by Dr.Vijay : Hello, The complaint given by you indicates that your wife is suffering from sarcoidosis and biopsy shows fibrosis. As her lungs are not functioning well and undergoing medications. With the help of alternative therapies like ayurveda, homeopathy, siddha medicines are helpful. In order to maintain proper immunity, she can consume some ayurvedic medicines which are helpful. These medicines will help up to boost her immunity and acts as prevents the aggravation of the disease. Her lung functioning will improve with the help of these medicines. However, proper allopath care also is needed whenever necessary. In order to get symptomatic relief, you can ask her to take help of ayurveda, if medicines are administered properly, there will be better results. Before consuming ayurvedic medicines, you can personally contact an ayurvedic physician for more details and clarification. With regards, Dr.Vijay.


Question: Hello Dr. My 2 and 1/2 year old son is suffering from cough and slight runny nose at times .. since past almost 2 months .. He got crouping cough on 4th Jan with high fever of 104 took antibiotic Augpen for 5days along with terfen.. ccrouping cough subsided but regulr cough still persists.. He suffered from fever 2wice more during this period.. has finished a whole bottle of ascoril syrup fr the course and tixylix fr 3 days.. singulair 4mg is been given since 3 weeks.. but the cough doesn't seem to go .. I'm worried he's lost almost a kg and now weighs only 9.8kgs height 82cms.. plz suggest medicines to cure cough.. and increase immunity and weight gain.. should I continue with allopathy?as its not showing results..What is the reason .. he gets cough every morning and sometimes while sleeping in afternoon n night..Awaiting your prompt reply

Answered by Dr.Ramani : Frequent cold and cough is a concern for parents but is commonly seen in kids. The infection causes an increase in the phlegm and if the phlegm is not eliminated completely there is a chance of recurrence. But Ayurvedic medicines help the child to outgrow the problem. It will also help to strengthen and improve the function of the lungs. Baidyanath Kasamrita Herbal Cough Syrup - 1tsp after food twice daily, Divya Sitopaladi churnam - 1/2tsp with warm milk can be given for 3months which will help to improve the immunity and also will help to gain weight. Give healthy cooked warm water. Try to include soups, rasam, kitchadi and also little pepper, ginger, garlic in cooking. Reduce cold refrigerated foods. Avoid exposure to prolonged cold breeze.


Question: Hi Sir, My 2yrs daughter, used to get congestion and fever, then she was fine for 5-6 months, now all of sudden from 1 month she is suffering from same. We have consulting docs, they are giving lots of medicines and nebulize, no release or just temprary. She looks like 1yr kid. Please suggest something good for her, so that she will grow well and get relief from congetion and this nebulization. Also she get fever now frequestly.

Answered by Dr.Ramani : Frequent cold and cough are very common kids below 7-8yrs. Fever is seen in kids most of the time when the cold is severe. So proper medicines help to reduce the phlegm completely and then it will reduce the frequency. Ayurvedic medicines like Dabur Honitus, Mahasudarshan tablet and Divya Sitopaladi churnam can be given for a month and then reviewed. It will help to reduce the phlegm. Divya Chyawanaprash with Saffron can be given for 3months which will help to improve the immunity and also will help to gain weight. Include honey, ginger, pepper, garlic, tulsi and turmeric in soups. Reduce excess fried foods, cold refrigerated foods, canned foods and sweets. Avoid cold water head bath and try to apply a pinch of Rasnadi churnam in the fore head after a head bath which will help to absorb the moisture.


Question: Age- 3 year old Gender-Boy Complaint- Frequent cough and cold with vomits and loss of appetite. Low immunity. Medication being given-Homeopathic Sleep-sometimes disturbed, speaks in sleep or cries for seconds in sleep often Bowel- Sticky at times Urine-Smelly Pls help- Curing cough and cold naturally plus help me with some medicinal herbs mixture along with their quantities and dosage to be given to my son for improving immunity to fight cough and cold.

Answered by Dr.Ramani : Frequent cold and cough is seen in those kids who have residual phlegm. So Ayurvedic medicines can be given to reduce the pahelgm along with medicine to imrpove the immunity. Medicines must be continued for 3-4months based on the necessity. Ayurvedic medicines like Vasa aristam+Amrta aristam - 10ml after food thrice daily, Mahasudarshan tablet, Jeera Goli and Divya Chyawanaprash with Saffron can be given for a month and then reviewed. Include turmeric, pepper, coriander, goose berry, orange and berries. Reduce excess fried foods, sweet, slat and canned foods. Playing outdoor will be beneficial to improve the metabolism and health.


Question: Hello, My 3 rd old daughter is suffering from wheezing, cough and cold over the last 5 months. She is currently on Budesinoid and Salbutomol inhaler sprays. Almost every month she has a bout of cold and cough. The doctors give her many cough syrups, etc. But I am seeing no lasting remedy. her appetite is also very poor. She weights only 11 kilos. Can you please advice on 1. Medicines to give in case of cold / cough 2. How to improve her immunity and resistance. 3. Anyway to help her appetite. Thank you in advance.

Answered by Dr.Sharma : Dear Mam You can give her drops of Giloya juice diluted in water, also give her Liv 52 drops for infants, both the above may improve appetite and liver function with immunity. Secondly ,you can give her Kasni or honitus in very little quantity, You also need to take some preps like Sonth and honey mixed ,lick it with Sitopladi churna. It seems that your feed may be too Kapha in nature and its possible that its causing Appetite lowering and build up in Chest region, if possible try to feed lesser than you normally do and see if the improvement is there. Also you can take Pushyanuga churna for few days. Keep writing,best of luck.


Question: 6 year old son - In a recent x-ray done, doctor mentioned that adrenal glands are swollen along with tonsils. So he finds sometimes difficulty in breathing when he is running. He also catches cold and cough very easily. Its not runny nose but moucous comes out of nose. Almost every year during change of season he gets cold which stays for a month despite giving allopathic medicines. I want to stop allopathic and dont want to give steriods for swollen adrenal glands. Kindly advice on how adrenal glands be treated and a remedy for seasonal change cold n cough (dry cough). Regards

Answered by Dr.Ramani : Adrenal glands are present on the top of the kidneys which produce harmones like corticosteroids. It is adenoids that also causes enlarged tonsils commonly due to an infection. It is a patch of tissue present in the back of the nasal cavity that helps to protect the kids from infections. When enlarged and infected it causes cold, cough, dyspnoea or snoring. It normally starts to shrink after 5yrs. You can give Ayurvedic medicines which will help to reduce the swelling. Ayurvedic medicines like Dabur Honitus and Talisapatradi churnam + Guggulu Panchapala churnam - 1tsp with honey thrice daily can be given for a month and then reviewed. Include pepper, tulsi, ginger, garlic and turmeric while cooking and also warm soups are good. Drinking warm water is beneficial. Avoid cold refrigerated and hard foods. Try to prevent prolonged exposure to cold breeze or pollens that may trigger an infection.


Question: 8month old baby,female, birth weight 2.800kg,present wt 6.300kg,cesarian,o positive blood group She suffering from cold and cough.I take gopichandanadi gulika.what is the dosage.she have cough and sneezing aloso.what is the remedy? She not gained weight.all test are normal.her activities are normal like other children.plz advise me doctor.

Answered by Dr.Ramani : You can take Gopichandanadi gutika - 1tablet twice daily for the required period. Please let me know more to guide you further. Frequent cold and cough affects the health of the child by reducing the appetite. Children have a Kapha predominance in them and when the kapha is vitiated, it reduces the metabolic rate. Hence Ayurvedic medicines can be given to increase the appetite and to reduce the phlegm. Ayurvedic medicines like Divya Arvindasava and kasturyadi gutika - 1/2pill with the tonic Aravindasavam can be given after food twice daily for a month and then review. Try to protect from cold breeze by using proper woolen clothings. Applying a pinch of Rasnadi churnam in the head will help to absorb the moisture after bath. Please consult with your paediatrician and check the growth percentile of your child during the net visit to know it.


Question: hy doctor..my brother age 25 years have a spot in lungs(white cirle) in x-ray..he coughs time to time..how can we remove the spot please guide us..

Answered by Dr.Ramani : White spot found in Xray is generally referred to a mass, lesion or nodules in the lungs. Sometimes it is found in a routine checkup also without any symptoms. It is commonly seen after infections, blood vessel abnormalities or noncancerous growths like lipoma, fibroma, hamartoma. The scars after infection will not go completely. It is the residual injury which is harmless. Medicines like Dasamoolakatutrayadi kasayam - 15ml with 60ml warm water before food twice daily, Dasamoola Rasayanam - 1tsp before food twice daily and Sitopaladi churnam - 1tsp thrice or four times daily with honey can be taken for a month and then reviewed. Eat warm cooked food. Include pepper, tulsi, coriander, garlic, dried ginger and turmeric. Avoid cold refrigerated food. Yogasanas like Padmasana, Matsyasana, Bhujangasana are also good. Pranayamam like Bhastrika, Bhrmari, Anuloma Viloma, Kapalabhati is very beneficial for the lungs. Avoid exposure to cold breeze or head bath in cold water and sleeping during the day. It is also better to have regular checkups to check if it is becoming bigger.