Today let us learn a simple and easy to prepare home remedy for flu and cold. It is also useful to relieve excess phlegm and cough. It is good for eyes as well. It has only four ingredients.
Long pepper powder (Pippali) – 10 grams
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – 10 grams
Amla (Indian Gooseberry, Amalaki) – dry fruit powder – 10 grams
Chitraka (Lead wort – Plumbago zeylanica) – 10 grams.
How to make?
Take 10 grams of fine power of all these and mix it.
How to use?
1 – 3 grams of this powder mixed with honey or lukewarm water is taken.
Very useful to relieve flu symptoms, relieves cough, cold, indigestion and anorexia.
It is also good to use in case of eye infections.
How it works?
Chitraka (lead wort) is a very powerful antipyretic (anti-fever) herb.
Amla brings down temperature, being a coolant.
Amla and Haritaki are part of Triphala. They improve eye power and also fight infection.
Pippali is again a powerful anti inflammatory and anit-viral spice.
How long to take?
It can be taken up to two weeks, based on your doctor’s advice.
Any side effects?
Overdose may cause burning sensation in stomach and mild diarrhoea.
Is it safe during pregnancy and lactation?
Nope. Avoid it.