With the inevitable change in weather, pollution and the recent pandemic, our health is constantly being challenged. As a result, cough and throat infections are very common. While there are many chemical and allopathic cough syrups in the market, they may have some short-term as well as long-term side effects. Ayurveda comes as a boon in this scenario with its goodness of natural ingredients and absolutely zero side-effects.
Here’s a list of Top 9 Ayurvedic cough syrups that will provide relief to you and your family:
Made with the goodness of herbal ingredients like cardamom, piperaceae, long pepper pipli, ginger root, this cough syrup provides instant relief from cough and cold, respiratory disorders, breathlessness, bronchitis, sneezing, allergies, running nose and rhinitis. The perfect sugar-less composition is ideal for diabetic patients too. This cough syrup has no side-effects.
Dosage: Children- Mix 2.5 ml syrup with 2.5 ml water, once daily.
Adults- 5-10 ml, twice a day, with/without water.
A blessing for the treatment of dry and wet cough, Sapat Adulsa is blended with natural ingredients like adulsa, tulsi, kantakari, haldi and yashtimadhu. It is boosted with the unique triple action formula that not only cures your cough but also provides relief from bronchitis and throat problems. The completely natural composition helps to improve body’s natural immunity. The non-alcoholic and non-drowsy formula makes it safe for use for children.
Dosage: Children- 1 tablespoon/5ml, 2-4 times a day.
Adults- 1-2 tablespoon/ 5-10 ml, 2-4 times a day.
Made with numerous effective herbs like yashtimadhu, vasaka, shunti, lavang, kantakari, etc., this cough syrup treats bronchial asthma, cough, wheezing, tightness of chest and breathlessness. It functions by thinning the mucous, reducing allergies, dilating bronchial passages as well as prevent inflammation and swelling of the bronchial passages. It also adds to the immunity and improves health.
Dosage: Children- Mix 5ml of syrup with 5 ml of water, 2-3 times a day, 3 months.
Adults- Mix 10-15 ml of syrup and 10-15 ml water, 2-3 times a day, 3 months
If you are suffering from cold, allergies, bronchitis that is leading to painful coughs, sneezing, blocked nose or runny nose, then Swasamrutham is the perfect remedy. With its unique composition of saffron, cloves, haritaki, pepper, gooseberry, this syrup is also beneficial for eosinophilia and sinusitis. For best results, avoid fish, guava, curd, brinjal, chicken and Thatta Payiru during the course of this medication.
Dosage: Children- 3 to 6 ml, before or after a meal, once or twice a day.
Adults- 10 to 15 ml, before or after a meal, once or twice a day.
After taking this syrup, do not take water or food for 10 minutes.
Kasni cough syrup gives instant relief from chronic cough, cold and cough, tonsillitis, sore throat and bronchial allergy. Blended with the properties of tulsi, mulethi, dalchini, nagarmotha, sonth, kapoor, it gives relief from cough instantly without any side-effects. Along with treating cough, this syrup improves the respiratory system as well. A product from the Maharishi Ayurveda, Kasni syrup has anti-alcohol/ anti-codeine formula that is safe for all age groups.
Dosage: Children -5 to 10 ml, 2-3 times a day.
Adults- 5 to 10 ml, 2-3 times a day.
Broncof is a powerful, safe and anti-steroidal cough syrup that helps in treating cough by improving the body’s immunity and restoring the health of respiratory organs. It is highly effective in treating bronchial infections, allergy, dry and wet cough, tonsillitis, common cold, rhinitis and hoarseness. The ingredients include vasaka, talisapatra, amalaki, bharangi, haritaki and maricha.
With its powerful mucolytic and muco-kinetic properties, the syrup is highly recommended by physicians. The anti-histaminic properties give relief from allergies. It also proves to be beneficial for bleeding associated with pulmonary tuberculosis.
Dosage: Children- 2 Tablespoons, three times a day.
Adults- 2 Tablespoons, three-four times a day.
Crux Syrup is rich in herbal ingredients like nilgiri oil, adusi, yashtimadhu, piparminta sat, which cools the irritation in the throat, soothes it and provides relief. It is effective for cold, all types of cough, throat disorders as well as choked voice. Seasonal cough, allergic cough and dry coughs have also been cured with this syrup. With its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, Crux syrup is highly recommended.
Dosage: Children- ½ to 1 teaspoon, three times a day.
Adults- 2 teaspoon, three times a day.
Charak Kofol comes in a combination of three products – a gargle, cough syrup and chewable tablets. The unique Kofol throat care syrup contains Bibhitaki that reduces cough and congestion of the throat, Yashtimadhu that soothes throat irritations, Vasa that clears throat and enhances the voice and Sunthi that fights infection and is highly effective in reducing inflammations. This set of products is highly beneficial for all throat problems, infections and cough.
The Kofol regime starts with the gargle. You can take 10-15 ml of the solution and gargle for 30 seconds. Then take one or two Kofol tablets and slowly chew, 5 or 6 times a day. Finish the regime with the highly effective Kofol syrup. With absolutely no side effects and pure blend of herbs, these products are safe to use.
A premium syrup from the trusted brand name Himalayas, the Himalaya Koflet contains basil that has anti-histamine properties and is effective for allergies, cold and pollen-induced bronchitis, honey that is used for centuries to treat cough and soothe the trachea and throat and licorice that has immunity-boosting properties.
It is highly beneficial for dry and wet cough due to its cough suppressant properties. Along with it, this syrup has antimicrobial, anti-allergic and demulcent properties that give relief from respiratory infections and irritations.
Dosage: Children- 5ml/1 tablespoon, 3 to 4 times a day.
Adults: 5ml-10ml/1 to 2 tablespoon, 3 to 4 times a day.
While cough syrups give relief from painful coughs, sometimes they might have drowsing effects, if taken more than the recommended amount. Though Ayurvedic cough syrups mostly have no side-effects, consult your physician before consuming.