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Anonymous asked 3 years ago

My son (12 yr). having cough very frequently. Everytime I have to give him antibiotic to cure it as prescribed by the doctor. I feel if there can be any ayurvedic medicine to increase his immunity to stop this frequent cough.

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admin Staff answered 3 years ago

Cough, though not very serious in most case, causes lot of discomfort. On one side it can be case of simple soar throat and on other it can be serious infection like Tuberculosis. In any case its treatment on priority is must. Administering antibiotic every time is neither a permanent solution nor a healthy one. 
Cough can be caused by Infection, pollution, congestion etc. In Ayurveda lot of home remedies are available for the treatment of cough. Lot of herbs and substances commonly found in kitchen can be very effective in its treatment. 

  1. Gargles by warm salt water is the easiest treatment of soar throat and cough. it reduces the inflammation in throat and also treat mild infections 
  2. Ginger and honey, both are known to give relief in cough. Honey soothes the lining of soar throat and reduces cough. Ginger aides in salivation and mucus secretion for treating soar throat.
  3. Chewing a small portion of stem of Mulethi, keeps throat clear and helps in controlling cough.
  4. Sputum buildup can lead to congestion of chest and entire respiratory tract. Decongestion of chest gives big relief in cough.

Lot of Ayurvedic medicines are available for treatment of cough and building immunity. Chyawanprash is the oldest and one of the most effective Ayurvedic remedy for improving immunity and fighting daily infections causing cough and cold on regular bases. Take 1 teaspoon of Chyawanprash daily with warm milk and within a month you will notice visible change in your son’s health condition.