Ginger, Amla, Raisin And Honey Home Remedy For Asthma And Cough

Ginger and honey are quite commonly used together in digestion and respiratory tract disorders. This combination along with amla fruit and raisins is processed together to form an effective Ayurvedic home remedy for asthma, cough and chronic respiratory diseases.

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What you need?
Raisins – 10 g
Amla fruit (Indian gooseberry / Amalaki) – 3 number
Ginger – 10 grams
Honey – 2 teaspoonful (around 10 ml)

Method of preparation

How to make?
Take whole amla fruits in a clean vessel.
Add sufficient quantity of water to it so that all the amla fruits can be immersed in it.
Start boiling amla fruits, till the fruit pulp softens and splits to three pieces. This may take 10 – 15 minutes for 3 amla fruits.
Stop heating and remove the seeds and take the Amla pulp into a mortar and pestle.
Grind it to make paste.
Add raisins to it and grind it to make a uniform mixture with amla.
Add ginger powder and honey to it mix it will to make a homogeneous mass.


How to take?
This remedy in a dose of 3 – 5 grams, twice a day, before or after food is administered in respiratory conditions.
After taking this, if one feels thirsty, then warm water can be consumed.


What are benefits?
Useful in asthma, chronic cough, chronic bronchitis and in all long standing respiratory disorders.
Amla, raisins and honey make this a rejuvenating and nourishing recipe.
Because of amla and raisins, the spiciness of ginger gets controlled. Hence, this remedy is well tolerated even in people with sensitive stomach.

Mode of action

How it works?
As per Ayurveda, most of the chronic respiratory conditions are due to Kapha and Vata imbalance. All the ingredients are quite efficient in balancing these two Doshas.
Usually patient with long standing lung disease like asthma / tuberculosis needs rejuvenation treatment. Raisin and amla provide the same.
Ginger is an excellent anti inflammatory herb, useful to relieve excess sputum.

How long to take?
It can be taken for a period of 2 weeks to 3 months, based on doctor’s advice.
Once prepared, how long can it be stored?
It can be stored for a maximum of 3 – 5 days only. Because of moisture in amla pulp, it cannot be stored for a long period of time.
Can Amla powder be used in place of Amla pulp?
Yes. But traditionally amla pulp is told in the remedy. Hence, effectiveness may be slightly lower.


Safe for kids?
It is safe to use this for kids above 5 years of age, for a short period of 1 – 2 weeks, under medical supervision.

During pregnancy and lactation?
Better to avoid during pregnancy.
Fine to take it during lactation period.

Side effects

Any side effects?
Not suitable for people with diabetes.
It is even well tolerated with people with sensitive stomach or gastritis, who do not tolerate spices. However, in such people, a test dose of 1 – 2 grams can be tried before administering in full dose.

21 comments on “Ginger, Amla, Raisin And Honey Home Remedy For Asthma And Cough

  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    12/05/2014 - 11:05 am


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  • Lucy

    12/05/2014 - 11:19 am

    Thanks for the information given Dr Hebbar

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  • Bharat

    12/05/2014 - 2:47 pm

    Does it have to be ground in a mortar and pestle, or is it also ok to use a grinder?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      13/05/2014 - 8:02 am

      Hi using grinder is fine.

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  • bhisham

    12/05/2014 - 5:43 pm

    Good informanation .

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  • Aravinda Koithyar

    12/05/2014 - 6:47 pm

    Great information, and all of your articles are well planned, and well written. Great work 🙂

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      13/05/2014 - 8:01 am

      Thank you very much 🙂

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  • S.Sridharan

    13/05/2014 - 6:43 am

    good information .I take daily one amla boiled in morning after breakfast

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  • K N Gandhi

    20/05/2014 - 12:50 pm

    Respected doctor,

    Many thanks for spending your valuable time to share such useful information.The current marketing trends being as such, most people have formed a habit of looking for quick remedies – and hence they gulp down tablets and syrups for day to day problems which keep on recurring…in that perspective , the home remedies that you suggest are extremely useful and a better cure for long
    term illnesses.

    Your work and commitment in this direction are indeed incredible sir.

    best regards and Koti Koti Dhanyavaad,

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      20/05/2014 - 11:23 pm

      Dear Mr Gandhi,
      Many thanks for your kind and encouraging words.
      Wish you good health,
      Dr Hebbar

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  • Kunwar Singh

    07/09/2014 - 2:32 am

    You are doing a tremendous job in sharing your knowledge about simple home remedies from time to time. How about adding little jaggery in the above home remedy Dr Hebbar?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      07/09/2014 - 11:52 am

      I would not recommend jaggery. It will increase phlegm.

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  • Nannu Singh Phalaswal

    05/05/2015 - 1:04 pm

    Nannu Singh Phalaswal, a Senior Citizen.
    Dear Sir,
    Very many thanks for sparing your valuable time for the tremendous job of sharing such useful informations in shape of the home remedy. Thanks once again.

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  • asha

    13/11/2015 - 10:58 pm

    can you suggest some home remedies for white marks due to eczema(white pigmentation) behind knee and foot.

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    • Dr Malini Bhat

      14/11/2015 - 11:32 am

      Dear Madam,

      Any remedies suggested here must be tried on small patches to test for possible skin allergies and infection. A full-fledged application must only be tried after you have tested these against your skin allergies and reactions.

      > Remove the outer skin of Aloe vera leaves extract the gel of it and apply it to the affected part. Leave it for 30 minutes. Do this 2 times a day.
      > apply Bakuchi oil on the affected skin areas and expose to sunlight for about 15 minutes (start with a short duration of sun exposure to check if the response is favorable).
      > Coconut oil soothes the skin and heals chronic inflammation.
      > Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Use this mixture to wash the affected skin twice a day. Do this daily for about a month. The white spots will start changing color and the problem will disappear soon.
      > Mix five teaspoons of turmeric powder with 250 milliliters or about one cup of mustard oil. Apply this mixture to discolored areas of your skin. Follow this remedy twice daily for about a year for the most effective outcome.
      > Mix some crushed neem leaves and enough buttermilk to make a paste. Apply it on your white patches and leave it on until it dries completely. Finally, wash it off. Do this daily at least for a few weeks.

      In addition to these remedies, pay attention to your diet. As vitiligo is often associated with vitamin B12 deficiency, you can include cabbage, spinach, dried beans, dried figs, walnuts, chickpeas, and other foods rich in vitamin B12, folic acid, and zinc. However, avoid non-vegetarian foods, especially seafood.

      Note: As we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually formulated. For specific treatment, always consult with a qualified Ayurvedic physician

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  • Ritu

    06/04/2016 - 8:36 pm

    Dear doc
    So grateful for all the helpful natural remedies
    Have always trusted nature more
    Keep looking up various sites but now have found a one stop shop with u
    Particularly appreciate your Vedic notes on each remedy
    Bless u and thank u again

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    • Dr Malini Bhat

      07/04/2016 - 12:36 pm

      Hello madam, Thank you for your blessings.

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  • Sethu

    30/01/2017 - 7:29 pm

    Hello Dr.
    Thanks a lot for sharing these wonderful remedies. For any questions that I have ayurvedic medicines, I keep referring your website and your postings – trust me they are really helpful and full of information.

    Can we add Ashwagandha powder to this mix of Amla, Raisin, Ginger and Honey.

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  • Sethu

    01/02/2017 - 11:07 pm

    Thank you Dr for all your wonderful postings on home remedies, these are really helpful. I have been referring your website for any questions that I have relating to ayurvedic medicine.

    In this case, can we add Ashwagandha powder along with the mix of Amla, Ginger, Raisin and Honey?

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  • Nk

    13/11/2017 - 3:50 am

    Hi dr.I have chronic asthma and bronchitis.It is since my several years.I gad tb in my childhood which has highly impacted my lungs and dr.says a good part of my lungs in damaged coz of that..I use supplement oygen at home and cpap is also used.I need home remedy to strengthen my lungs and help me stay away from and stoma attacks. Also does this meanit will shorten my lifespan.please help

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