The cold, cough and sore throat are a very common illness. While it may not be fatal enough to affect daily life or is life-threatening, it can make you very uncomfortable, decreasing your body functions. Especially now where common cold is not so common anymore. One light cough or sneeze may startle people around you as they step away. If you learn its causes, you can easily avoid getting a cold. If you know what herbs to take to cure flu or herbs to cure cough and sore throat, it will keep you further away from sickness.
Cause of flu, cough and sore throat.
The common cold is caused by a viral infection and leads to inflammatory cells in the body. This tends to happen frequently during the rainy and winter season or during seasons change. With a cold, you get stuffy nose, runny nose, sore throat, cough or sneeze, with or without a fever.
Therefore, with the help of anti-inflammatory for cells in the body to alleviate the symptoms when you have a cold, you will be able to live better, free from disease without relying on drugs. People around you will not have to back away in fear either.
5 Herbal remedy for cold, herbal remedy for cough and sore throat according to the herbal doctor’s prescription, to do it yourself at home.
That supplement help is Thai herbs. There are various herbal remedies for colds and coughs that help to alleviate and treat common cold symptoms, whether it’s Cape Gooseberry, Schefflera leucantha (Hanuman Prasan kai), Senna tora, Andrographis paniculata, Solanum indicum or Solanum trilobatum. These can be taken for medicinal purposes by yourself as follows:
Cape Gooseberry Herbs can help relieve a sore throat. Pound the whole plant to dissolve it with liquor. Then moisten the solution with a cotton ball and place it inside your cheek to swallow the solution little at a time. For non-alcohol person, use vinegar to dissolve it instead.
Schefflera leucantha (Hanuman Prasan kai)
Schefflera leucantha is an effective herbal remedy for coughing. Boil about 9 fresh leaves of Schefflera leucantha and drink only its water. Or pound fresh leaves thoroughly and squeeze out the juice to mix with liquor for drinking.
Senna tora is a herb to help fight a cold. Use the whole plant or 15-30 grams of it to boil in water for drinking.
Andrographis paniculata properties use to treat fever, boil 1-3 handfuls of fresh leaves for 10-15 minutes. Drink 3 times a day before meals or when symptoms occur.
Solanum indicum and Solanum trilobatum
Cough herbal remedy is used to treat cough and expectorant by pounding 5-10 fresh fruit, squeeze out the juice and add salt. Take frequent sips or chew on fresh fruit and swallow the whole thing. Take as often as needed until symptoms improve.
It is clearly seen that in addition to cooking, drink or grow for aesthetic purpose in the house, Thai herbs can help us recover from illness. Herbs for cough, cold, and sore throat are also very easy to prepare. You do not want to spend money on expensive western medicines. Unlike herbs consumption, western medicines stop the symptoms without an actual treatment and it comes with side effects.
Article by Thai Traditional Medicine Doctor Tayida Thaithaworn
Director of Thai Traditional Medicine Clinic at Wat Tinakorn Nimit