Ayurvedic Treatment Cough

Ayurvedic Treatment Cough

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Cough, Cough
Cough is not a disease is actually a symptom of some kind of obstruction in the respiratory tract. Coughs can originate in the pharynx, bronchi, trachea and the pleura lining of the lungs.

In Ayurveda, the cough is known as Kaasa roga. It is primarily a result of corruption of the Vata dosha. However, the pitta and kapha doshas can also cause coughing. Based on the causal factor, there are five types of cough - wattage, pittaja, kaphaja, and kshayaja kshataja.

Wattage cough is dry and rough in nature. There is little phlegm observed. Secondary symptoms are headache and chest pain. In pittaja cough, there is yellow sputum which may sometimes have traces of blood in it. Other symptoms such as fever, excessive thirst and burning sensation in the mouth and pharynx are also felt. In kaphaja cough, there is a thick mucus that is sticky and white. This cough makes the body feel heavy.