In Ayurveda, both vata and kapha dosha cause colds and flu and when they are out of balance it weakens our immunity. Excess kapha dosha has the qualities of coolness, heaviness, and moistness. When these qualities are in excess it causes a runny nose, sneezing and congested cough with a lot of phlegm. Excess vata dosha has the opposite qualities of dryness, lightness and moves fast which causes sudden colds or flu with chills, fever and dry cough.
Ayurveda recommends the following diet and lifestyle changes to help bring the aggravated vata and kapha doshas back into balance.
Dasamulakatutrayadi Kwatham balances both vata and kapha dosha. The main herb dasamula supports respiratory health, helps reduce excess mucus from the chest and eases breathlessness.
Talisapatradi Vatakam supports and balances kapha dosha. The main ingredient is Talisapatra (Abies spectabilis) which helps reduce ama and mucus from the stomach and chest area, eases breathlessness and hoarseness.
Vyoshadi Vatakam The main herb trikatu balances both kapha and vata dosha, helps expel kapha mucus from the chest area, soothes sore throat, and supports respiratory health.
Vasakot Syrup balances kapha dosha and helps calm inflammation, eases breathlessness, and helps decrease congestion from the chest area.
Vidaryadi Kwatham balances both vata and kapha dosha. The main herb is vidari kanda which helps support and nourish the respiratory system and supports healthy weight gain.
Shadangam Kwatha Churnam The main herb is chandan which has cooling qualities that balance pitta and is also helpful for kapha dosha. Chandan helps support fevers, excessive thirst, boosts appetite and digestion
Sitajvarari Kwatham balances pitta dosha. The two herbs tulsi and black pepper help lower body temperature, ease colds and flus and increase appetite.
Agastya Rasayanam balances kapha dosha. The main herb haritaki helps support healthy respiratory system, heart health, helps remove excess mucus and eases breathlessness.
Chyavanaprasam balances all three doshas, especially kapha dosha, the main herb amalaki rejuvenates all seven dhatus (body tissues), supports coughs and lung health, helps to increase weight, and promotes healthy skin and hair.
C-Health Granule granules balance all three doshas, supports immunity, strengthens overall body, especially muscle, bone, and nerve health.
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