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.
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.
How to do?
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). Follow all the rules to prepare Kashayam.
- 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 occuring 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.
Where to buy -
All the above herbs can be found in any herb store in India. From outside India, these herbs can be purchased from the following links.
Buy – Chitraka from outside India
Buy Pippali – Long pepper