In this article: Collection of Ayurveda cure for whooping cough
In Ayurveda, whooping cough is known as DUSHTA KASA. Whooping cough occurs mainly in children and it is an infectious bacterial disease.
In the initial stages, whooping cough is characterized by sneezing, catarrh of the nose, irritation of the throat, watering of eyes, cough and fever. Later, the cough becomes more persistent.
The patient sometimes turns blue in the face because his lungs do not get sufficient air. Children are more prone to this disease than adults.
According to Ayurveda, disturbances of VATA DOSHA in the body results in whooping cough. The following preparations are generally prescribed in Ayurveda:
Dashamuli Ghrita: A medicated composition of ghee (clarified butter) used as an emollient and for external use. Dosage: as mentioned on the bottle. Not recommended for people with diabetes, high cholesterol or toxic condition.
Kantakaryavaleh: An ayurvedic composition made primarily from Kantakari (Solanum surattense), Bharrigi, Cavya , Citraka, Clarified butter, Dhanvayasaka, Essential Oils, Honey, Karkatasrrigi, Marica, Musta, Pippali, Rasna, Sathi, Sugar, Sunthi, Tvagaksiri and Guduci. Dosage: 6-12 gm
Talisadi Churna 5gms + Kapardika Bhasma 1gm can also be taken twice a day for 15 days.
Other ayurvedic remedies for whooping cough include Aparajita Leha and Panchmuli Kashaya
Dosage should be as prescribed by the physician or as indicated on the packing.
Diet and other regimen
The dietary regimen for whooping cough is also the same as prescribed for disorders of throat or for dry and hacking coughs.
The patient should be protected against exposure and sudden colds as they can make his condition worse and hamper from recovery. Also, castor oil should be occasionally given to the patient. This relieves his constipation. This also relieves him from pain he may feel in the abdomen because of paroxysms which make his abdominal muscle tender.
Terms: Ayurvedic cure for whooping cough, pertusis