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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment for Recurrent Cold and Flu

Common Cold & Flu

Recurrent common cold and flu are the results of viral infection that actually attacks the respiratory system. The system includes nose, lungs and throat. The infection can be well managed with the medicines and if left untreated, then it may cause serious complications. So the infection must be treated well before it poses a risk for other health problems as well.

What are the symptoms?

Common cold with a running nose is the primary symptom. Sneezing and sore throat develops slowly and then flu tends to come suddenly.

Other common symptoms are listed below:

  • Fever.
  • Sweats and chills.
  • Headache, fatigue, nasal congestion.
  • Dry and persistent cough.
  • Aching muscles.

What are the causes?

The infection can be spread via droplet in the air by sneezing or coughing by an infected person. Germs on any object may also cause this viral infection. Weak immune system is another main cause of this infection.

Who are at the risk?

  • Children under 5 years of age (especially under 2 years old) are at high risk of developing this infection.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Person with weak immunity.
  • Person suffering from chronic illness like diabetes, kidney disease, asthma etc.
  • Obese people are also at high risk.
  • People working in nursing homes or other health care centers.
  • People with 65 years old or above.

Ayurvedic treatment

No doubt, the modern treatment is available for this viral infection, but the main disadvantage of this treatment is that it causes side effects. And to manage the risk of side effects, Ayurvedic treatment is there. The treatment uses herbs to cure any disorder. The herbs are the natural gift that is provided to us by nature.

Ayurveda believes in the balancing of the three doshas in order to cure any disorder. The tridoshas are regarded as the life forces. And these must be in balanced state in order to stay away from any disease. For common cold and flu as well, Ayurveda offers a natural treatment and is safe for everyone. Planet Ayurveda is here to provide an effective natural treatment for the same.

What Planet Ayurveda has for this viral infection?

Planet Ayurveda has an effective treatment for the same. The house provides a combination of herbal medicines to cure the problem effectively. Planet Ayurveda, being a herbal company, uses the pure ingredients only in their formulation. The house offers only 100 percent pure and natural products and hence are free from side effects and are safe to use.

Planet Ayurveda has following herbal medicines for common cold and flu

Herbal Remedies for Common Cold and Flu

1. Giloy Capsules

Giloy Capsules are prepared from pure herbal extract obtained from Tinospora cordifolia. Giloy has become very popular because it can care swine flu. According to Ayurveda, it is described as 'amrita' because of its numerous medicinal properties. Giloy is anti-arthritic, anti-pyretic, digestive, anti-inflammatory, anticancerous and excellent blood purifier. It is also used in the treatment of chronic fever, gout, cardiac debility, skin problems, anemia, jaundice, leprosy and all type of cancers. Planet Ayurveda Giloy Capsules are 100% pure and natural. They are very effective, free from chemicals or any adverse side effects. There are more than 30-40 species of Giloy which are found throughout the world. Out of these species, 4 species found in India are very beneficial for the treatment of various ailments.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

2. Immune Magic

As the name suggests, the capsules are for immune boosting. The product is packed with pure and standardized extracts of herbs that are effective for common cold and flu like symptoms. The product is nutritional enough that will help in the removal of toxic wastes from the body and provides nutrients to make digestion healthy enough. Thereby, helps in making immune system healthy too.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

3. Kishore Guggul

The herbal tablets are made using a special combination of ten different herbs. The tablets contain the pure herbs in it and are made using without chemicals or additives.

Triphala (Terminelia chebula, Terminelia bellerica, Emblica officinalis) used in this formulation is the best one for the detoxification process. Giloy (Guduchi) herb is also known to be a good blood purifier. Trikatu (Black pepper, long pepper and ginger) is another main ingredient in this formulation that is helpful in removal of worms out of the body. These three ingredients are combined with the main ingredient- Guggul (Commiphora mukul).

Overall the product works very well in the elimination of toxins from the body and thereby boost the immune system and manages the infection.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

4. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin capsules are prepared using the frequently used herb in Ayurveda for a number of health purposes and that is curcumin (Curcuma longa).

Curcumin is known to have strong effects on our immune system. The compound has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It is useful in boosting the immunity. It helps in the removal of toxins from the body and hence a great way to manage this infection. The compound contains anti-oxidant property that helps in the scavenging of free radicals which in turn, enhances the immune system and enables the system to handle the infections in a better way.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

5. Aller - g care Capsules

As the name indicates, the product is the excellent one to manage any kind of allergy such as allergy related to respiratory system. These herbal capsules are made using the combination of pure and standardized extracts of useful herbs. The herbs include Haridra (Curcuma Longa), Shirish (Albezzia lebbock), Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) and Neem (Azadirachta Iindica).

Haridra is a strong anti-oxidant that helps in the removal of free radicals from the body. Neem is also known to have strong cleaning action on our body. It works very well in infections and allergies like common cold and flu. Neem is known to have anti-bacterial properties and hence a great way to manage viral and bacterial infections as well. Ashwagandha is known to have rejuvenating properties that will help the herb to act over allergies or viral infection. It is a good anti-oxidant and supports immunity as well. Shirish is known to be helpful in the removal of poisons and toxic wastes from the body.

Overall the product is the perfect one to manage the viral infection such as common cold and flu.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage for Kids

  • Giloy Capsules - 1 twice daily
  • Kishore Guggul - 1 twice daily
  • Immune Booster - 1 twice daily

Dosage for Adults

  • Giloy Capsules - 2 twice daily
  • Curcumin - 2 twice daily
  • Kishore Guggul - 2 twice daily
  • Immune Booster - 2 twice daily
  • Aller-G Care - 2 twice daily

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