Ardra-Kasa(Cough with expectoration)

Cough with expectoration may be called as Ardra kasa.

Regional Name

Asam.         :        Phutaa, Kaha,     Beng.          :        Ardra Kāsi                         Dogr.           :        Kaphvali Khanga    Hind.           :        Gīlī Khansi    Kan.            :         Kaphada Kemmu        Maly.          :          Kapham Thuppunna Choma

Mra.           :           Kapha Khokala,    Ori.             :          Gnadgnadia Khasa,    Panj.           :          Gilī Khang             Tam.           :        Thondaikkaṭṭu Irumal, Kapa Irumal                                   Tel.             :         Kaphamu Daggu

Eng.          :         Cough with expectoration

Signs and Symptoms

Expectoration of thick phlegm in large quantity in each paroxysm. Mouth remains almost coated with phlegm and feeling of  lethargyness, headache, loss of appetite and heaviness in the body.

Remedies from kitchen & surroundings

1.      Svarasa (juice) of Ardraka (ginger) -14 ml is to be taken with equal quantity of honey twice a day.

2.      Svarasa (juice) of fresh leaf of Vasa – 7 to 14 ml is to be taken with equal quantity of honey, twice a day.

3.      Powdered seed of Kamala (lotus) is to be taken in 1 to 3 g. dose with honey in sufficient quantity to make a paste, twice a day.

4.      Warm water – 3 parts mixed with honey-1 part is to be taken in 100 ml. dose twice a day

Simple Preparations

1.      Trikaṭu(sonth,papal,Maricha in equal quantity powdered well) Churna – 1 g. is to be taken with equal part of Sharkara (raw sugar), twice a day.

2.      Decoction prepared from the whole plant of Kaṇṭakari(chhoti kateri) (yellow berried nighshade) – 14 to 28 ml. is to be taken with 1 g. powdered fruit of Pippalī (long pepper), twice a day.

3.      Decoction prepared from the equal parts of roots of Atibala (country mallow), Kaṇṭakari and Brihati (two varieties of yellow berried night shade), leaf of Vasa and Draksha (raisin) – 14 to 28 ml. is to be taken with 5 g. sharkara (raw sugar), twice a day.

4.      Powder prepared from the equal part of Draksha(raisin), root of Madhuyashti (Muleythi)(glycyrrhiza) and fruits of Kharjura (date) and Maricha (black pepper) is to be taken in 1 to 3 g. dose with 4 to 6 g. honey, twice a day.

Formulations

1.      Sitopaladi Churna: 1 to 3 g. is to be taken with 4 to 6 g. honey twice a day.

2.      Talisadi Churna: 1 to 3 g. is to be taken with 4 to 6 g. honey twice a day.

3.      Vyosadi vati: 1 Vaṭi(Pill) is to be sucked 4 to 6 times a day.

4.      Khadiradi Vati: 1 Vati is to be sucked 4 to 6 times a day.

5.      Eladi Vatī: 1 Vaṭī is to be sucked 4 to 6 times a day.

6.      Mayurapiccha Bhasma: 120 to 250 mg. is to be taken with 4 to 6 g. honey twice a day.

7.      Amritaprash Avaleha: 12 to 24 g. is to be taken twice a day.

8.      Draksharishta: 14 to 28 ml. is to be taken with equal quantity of water after meal two times a day.

9.      Chyavanaprasha: 12 to 24 g. is to be taken twice a day.

10 Vasakasava/vasarishta: 20-30 ml twice daily after food

Reference: HAND BOOK OF DOMESTIC MEDICINE AND COMMON AYURVEDIC REMEDIES, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi 2005

  • PUBLISHED DATE : Jun 24, 2016
  • PUBLISHED BY : Zahid
  • CREATED / VALIDATED BY : Janardan Panday
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Jun 24, 2016

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