As we move from the cooling winter season to hot summer season, the transit between the two seasons brings about many seasonal allergies and infections leading to cough, cold, sore throat and maybe even fever. According to Ayurveda this transition between Winter and Summer is Called Vasant Ritu.
Ayurveda is based on three physiological entities in body namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Kapha is responsible for respiratory tract and lung diseases like cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat etc. According to Ayurveda cold temperature in winter leads to accumulation of Kapha. But when season suddenly changes to hot summer, this Kapha gets aggravated by heat which leads to runny nose, cough etc.
According to modern science, sore throat and cough problem are triggered by common cold and flu infections, allergens, atmospheric pollutants, smoking, or acid reflux condition irritating the oral tissues. Although a self-limiting condition, it causes uncomfortable symptoms like pain and itch in the throat, hoarseness, difficulty to swallow, drink or even talk with added nuisance with sleepless nights because of coughing.
Most common contemporary therapy of cough, runny nose and sore throat are antibiotics. But excess use of antibiotic for the wrong reasons and wrong conditions has become a worldwide problem posing a health threat and development of drug resistance. Antibiotics don’t work on viral infections but risk us with adverse drug reactions, allergies, secondary fungal and bacterial infections with no benefit. It is justified to use antibiotic to treat a throat inflammation caused by streptococcus bacteria. In 90% of sore throat, runny nose and cough cases virus is the cause and therefore antibiotics are useless. The logical option is to strengthen the defence mechanism of the body.
Immune system is our body’s armour against the disease and infection. A breach in this amour opens the gateway passage for the virus and bacteria attack. Supporting and boosting the immune system is the best primary care in dealing with your sore throat and dry cough problem. Mother Nature provides us medicinal herbs with a potential to strengthen our immunity and correct the disturbed immune balance. These herbs not only relieve respiratory diseases but also prevents their recurrence. Herbs like Tulsi, Shunthi, Yashtimadhu are traditionally used for centuries for cold, cough, runny nose and sore throat. Now there are many modern ways of using these herbs as medicine more effectively. Many Ayurvedic Pharmacies are bringing their unique products with benefit of these herbs.
Charak Pharma also brings Kofol a herbal cough syrup is enriched with Ayurvedic herbs like Shunthi, Tulsi, Yashtimadhu, Vasa and Bibhitaki which have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. This combination of effective Ayurvedic herbs makes this herbal cough syrup not only a good Ayurvedic cough syrup but also has immuno-modulator properties which restores respiratory health even after the symptoms of dry cough subside. The specialty of this herbal cough syrup is that it’s an effective cough suppressant and does not cause drowsiness and cane be given safely to young and old both.
A mix of herbs like Tulsi, Shunthi, Pudina, Yashtimadhu and Bhibitaki is a great combination in healing sore throat. KOFOL gargle for sore throat formulated by Charak Pharma is a unique non-alcoholic, chemical free, herbal combination that provides fast and complete relief from sore throat. Shunthi in KOFOL gargle for sore throat exerts analgesic action. It soothes the throat, aids to loosen up the thick mucus and clearing it out.
Natural is always the best when it comes to the first step of care in cold and cough. If the symptoms fail to improve in 3 days it’s advisable to visit your healthcare person for comprehensive care.