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- Feb 09 2017
Ayurveda for Whooping Cough
A whooping cough is also called as Pertussis or a 100-day cough. It is a bacterial infection of lungs and is contagious in nature. It causes coughing with little or no fever and coughing may be so serious that it leads to vomiting and aspiration. It starts with a cold and mild cough and affects the respiratory tracts and the lungs.
It is caused by a bacterium known as Bordetella pertussis. It is very common in unimmunized infants under one-year age.
Usually, symptoms appear in 7-10 days of infection and last for 2 weeks. Some of the common symptoms are:
A runny nose
A mild cough
A sore throat
Loss of Appetite
A night cough
Remedies for a whooping cough
Aloe vera Juice: Mix equal parts of aloe vera juice and honey and take before you suspect an attack of a whooping cough.
Alfalfa leaves: It can prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol and help prevent strokes.
Comfrey: It is taken for dry persistent cough but should not be taken for long as it may cause liver damage.
Almond oil: Mix few drops of almond oil with ten drops of fresh white juice and ginger juice. Take this mixture three times a day.
Honey: Add one tablespoon of honey in boiling water and drink as needed. This will give a soothing effect to the throat and will help to cure whooping cough fast.
Castor oil: Mix Castor oil with cow’s milk and drink it. This will help you to treat whooping cough fast.
Cypress Essential Oil: It has the antispasmodic effect. Put 3 to 4 drops of this oil on a cloth or tissue and inhale its aroma.
Basil: Add basil leaves, a slice of ginger, one teaspoon honey in one cup of water and boil it. Make a decoction and drink it.
Thyme: Prepare tea from thyme. Drink it 3 to 4 times a day.
Garlic: Half teaspoon of garlic syrup a day is very effective in curing cough.
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