Causes & Nature Cure of Cough
If coughing is marked with expulsion of cough or sputum then it is called wet cough. Coughing without expulsion of cough is called dry cough. Its main symptoms are as follows:
- Producing rattling sound
- Feeling of pain in chest during extensive coughing
- Feeling of tiredness and weakness
Causes of Cough:
Due to infection of cold in chest or accumulation of excessive cough the respiratory tract shrinks. The morbid matter accumulated in the form of cough produces interference in the exhalation of breath. The resulting pressure produces a rattling sound in the respiratory tract that is termed as cough.
Treatment of Cough:
On noticing symptoms of cough all efforts should be made to avoid extensive cold. To liberate the respiratory tract from the cough like morbid matter is the only treatment of cough. First of all bowels may be cleansed by taking warm water enema for 2-3 days. For Nature Cure treatments, Hot foot bath and Chest pack are beneficial. Heavy and cough producing diet like milk and milk products and sweets should be avoided and light Sattvic diet may be taken. Taking boiled water for drinking is also very effective in overcoming Cough. Ginger juice mixed with honey is beneficial and may be taken several times a day.
For dry cough, Chest pack and use of honey are beneficial. In dry cough, half cup green bottle water duly charged with sun rays empty stomach and half cup yellow bottle water after taking food daily morning and evening is beneficial. For overcoming cough with sputum half cup yellow bottle water duly charged with sun rays must be taken immediately after food.
In all cough conditions, Kunjala may be performed regularly in the morning for few days. Thereafter Vastra Dhauti and Jal Neti should be practiced so that the phlegm accumulated in respiratory tract could be eliminated. The practice of first to fifth kriyas described in Sukshma Vyayama and Udar Shakti Vikasaka exercises improve this disease condition, Surya Namaskara, Tadasana, Kati Chakrasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Ushtrasana, Gomukhasana and Matsyasna are useful inn this disease. The practice of Bhastrika, Kapalbhati and Ujjai Pranayama is advantegeous in wet cough and shitali nd sitkari Pranayamas are specially useful in dry cough. The practic of Ghrit Neti before Pranayama gives definite benefit.