Ayurveda refers to any type of coughing as Kasa and is a respiratory system disorder that occurs due to the obstruction of vata dosha. Prana vata is located in the respiratory system, and when it becomes obstructed the natural downward flow reverses forcefully upward causing the urge to cough. This is what Ayurveda refers to as Kasa.
Coughing is a natural urge that helps clear the respiratory system from irritants and mucus caused by respiratory infections, allergies, acid reflux and many other disorders. Coughs can become chronic even after a cold or flu has gone away.
Vataja Kasa is generally located in the upper respiratory tract, symptoms include dry cough with a deep hollow sound, hoarseness of voice, scanty phlegm, pain in the chest, flanks, and head. Symptoms are relieved with sour, salty, oily, warm cooked foods and aggravated by dry, cold astringent foods.
Pittaja Kasa is generally located in the lower respiratory bronchioles, symptoms include fever, inflammation, yellow phlegm, loss of voice, cough feels like the heat is expelling out, dizziness, bitter taste in the mouth, and increased thirst. Symptoms are relieved with light, moist, cooling foods and aggravated by dry, hot, spicy foods, as well as exposure to heat from the sun.
Kaphaja Kasa is also generally located in the lower respiratory bronchioles, symptoms include thick white sticky mucus, chronic cough with no pain, loss of appetite, nausea, sweet taste in the mouth, nasal discharge, and lethargy. Symptoms are relieved with light spicy warm foods and aggravated by cold, heavy, oily, sweet foods, as well as excessive sleep and inactivity.
Kshyaja Kasa is a chronic cough with emaciation, symptoms include greenish-red phlegm, fever, painful flanks, nasal congestion, and strained voice. This type is difficult to heal and is caused by improper lifestyle habits.
Kshataja Kasa is a chronic dry cough with blood-stained sputum, symptoms include pain in the throat, chest, and joints, labored breathing, thirst, and a strained voice. This type is difficult to heal and is caused by great stress put on the body.
Talisapathra (Abies spectabilis) is a well-known herb also known as Himalayan Silver Fir, a conifer tree from the Himalayan regions of India. This is one of the main ingredients used in Ayurvedic formulas for managing coughs and opening respiratory airways.
When a person has a prolonged cough, it can be a sign of low immunity. Ayurveda understands the importance of discovering the underlying root cause in order to support long lasting relief from chronic cough. Dasamula Arishtam is an effective, but gentle Ayurvedic herbal formula that helps relieve even the most stubborn chronic cough.
Dasamula Arishtam contains the well-known herbal formula Dasamula. Dasamula means ten (dasha) and mula (roots), and is a classical formula known to rejuvenate and improve bodily strength and immunity. The ten roots are the prime ingredients of Dasamula Arishtam, along with sugar. The sugar mildly ferments the herbs which helps the herbs to penetrate faster in the body. The herbal properties of Dasamula are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and immunomodulator.
According to the classical Ayurvedic texts, Dasamula balances both vata and kapha dosha and provides strength to the body. It helps clear the respiratory system and removes the accumulated mucus. It improves strength because its action enhances appetite and proper digestion.
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