Home Remedy For Flu, Cold, Indigestion [Video]

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. 
What you need:

home remedy for flu and cold
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 mix with honey or luke warm water is taken.

Very useful to relieve flu symptoms, relieves cough, cold, indigestion and anorexia.
It is also good to use during eye infection.

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 upto a two weeks, based on your doctor’s advice.

Is it safe during pregnancy and lactation?
Nope. Avoid it.

Any side effects?
Overdose may cause burning sensation in stomach and mild diarrhoea.

Where to buy these herbs?
Buy Chitraka here

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  1. Jyothir says:

    Will you be able tell us how many times a day we need to take this?

  2. Rukshana Bhandari says:

    HI can i give it to my 3 years old daughter? She keeps on getting sick, specially cough, I would say about every couple of weeks. Please advice some for me.
    Thank you.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, there are very effective ayurvedic medicines which prevent frequent attacks of cold and fever in children. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly. Her immunity needs a boost. Do not try this remedy on her.

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