Ayurveda has many powerful herbs with antipyretic (relieving fever) benefits. Here is a simple Kashayam home remedy for fever and cold using four choicest of anti-fever Ayurveda herbs.
Home remedy video
6 grams of each of
Amla – Indian gooseberry – Natural coolant, anti oxidant.
Guduchi – Indian Tinospora – Potent antipyretic, anti viral and anti bacterial herb. Most widely used herb in many Ayurvedic medicines for fever.
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – Anti pyretic herb.
Pippali – Long pepper – Piper longum – Good for fever, indigestion and cold.
Method of preparation
6 grams of each of these herbs – total 24 grams is added with 200 ml of water
Take it in wide mouthed vessel, boil it in mild fire. Stir continuously.
Boil and reduce it to 50 ml.
This is a kashayam (water decoction prepration).
Reads related – Method of Kashaya preparation, rules to follow
- 10 – 15 ml of this Kashayam 2 times a day before food is helpful to improve digestion, relieve fever and cold.
- In Ayurveda term, this remedy is told to help in fever occurring due to Kapha imbalance.
- Once prepared Kashayam can be kept only for a period of 12 – 15 hours.
- Re-heating of this kashayam is not advised.
Diet for fever with cold
By Ms Sharmistha Majumdar
The below diet is useful for fever with cold. In Ayurvedic terms, it is explained as Vata-Kaphaja Jwara
Breakfast: Barley Gruel with Ginger, Rock Salt and Pepper; Kanji
(Rice cooked with 16 parts water and ginger paste); Saboodana Kitchri
(if phlegm is not there); Watery Vegetable Stew, Arrowroot Soup
Fruit: Grapes, Pomegranate, Sweet Lemon
Beverage: Cumin Coriander Fennel Ginger Tea with tiny amount of
Jaggery; Warm Water
Lunch: Basmati Rice/ Roti; Watery portion of Moong Dhal; Bitter Gourd
Stir-fry with onions;
Leafy Greens cooked with garlic like Fenugreek/Spinach/ Lettuce;
Boiled Veggies including potato, spinach, asparagus, carrots, peas, beans, papaya
Light Chicken Stew / Fresh water Fish Fillet in ginger
cumin gravy – Served with a drizzling of lemon juice.
Dinner: Rice/ Chapati; Vegetable Stew
Don’ts: No sour, greasy, heavy, deep fried, cold foods; No raw salads;
No alcohol drinks;
No Roasted Foods such as Kebabs etc.