This is a simple and easy to prepare Ayurvedic home remedy for cough due to Pitta imbalance.
Home remedy video
For this we need –
Tribulus – Gokshura – fine powder – 10 grams
Long Pepper – Pippali – fine powder – 10 grams
Dates – 10 grams
Raisins – 10 grams.
Honey – 10 grams
Ghee (clarified Butter) – 5 grams
Method of preparation
How to make?
First take seedless dates and raisins and make them into paste.
Add Tribulus, Long pepper powders to this paste, mix well.
Add honey and ghee and mix well.
As per traditional Ayurveda, it is indicated in cough of Pitta origin. The symptoms of cough of Pitta origin include –
Cough with yellow coloured sputum
Bitterness in the mouth
Feeling of fumes inside
Excessive thirst and burning sensation
Anorexia – lack of interest in food
5 grams once or twice a day, 5 minutes before food along with honey or water.
How long to take?
For 2 – 4 weeks.
Mode of action
How does it work?
Long pepper is a known anti-tussive herb. It is one of the ingredients of Trikatu Churna, which is commonly used in cough, cold, etc.
Tribulus is a common herb used in the treatment of cough.
Ghee, Dates and Raisins have soothing action and they balance Pitta.
Honey is very well known for its action against cough and sore throat.
For children and during pregnancy
Safe for kids?
Yes, it is safe for kids above 2 years age. For them, the dose would be just a gram two times a day.
Safe for pregnant mothers?
It is better to avoid all Ayurvedic products, including this one during pregnancy.
It is safe to take this during lactation period.
Any side effects?
Nothing. Just a slight burning sensation in stomach for people with sensitive stomach / gastritis.
Since it contains honey, people with high blood sugar levels should seek medical advice before taking this.
It is advisable to take up this (or any other home remedy) with professional advice only. Self medication is best avoided.
Why ghee is less than the other ingredients?
We have learnt in wrong food combinations session that honey and ghee should not be taken in equal quantities. Hence, honey is taken a bit more and ghee a bit less in this remedy.