Ayurvedic Treatment For Upper Respiratory Tract Infection In Nagpur

About Upper Respiratory Tract Infection:

Upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is a nonspecific term used to describe acute infections involving the nose, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and bronchi. The prototype is the illness known as the common cold, which is discussed here, in addition to pharyngitis, sinusitis, and tracheobronchitis. Influenza is a systemic illness that involves the upper respiratory tract and should be differentiated from other URIs.

Common Upper Respiratory Tract Infection is defined:

  • Rhinitis – Inflammation of the nasal mucosa
  • Rhinosinusitis or sinusitis – Inflammation of the nares and paranasal sinuses, including frontal, ethmoid, maxillary, and sphenoid
  • Pharyngitis – Inflammation of the pharynx, hypopharynx, uvula, and tonsils
  • Epiglottitis – Inflammation  of the pharynx, hypopharynx, uvula, and tonsils
  • Laryngitis – Inflammation of the larynx
  • Laryngotrachetitis – Inflammation of the larynx, trachea, and subglottic area
  • Tracheitis – Inflammation of the trachea and subglottic area.

Signs and Symptoms: 

Significant overlap exists in the clinical manifestations of the different forms of URIs. The onset of symptoms occurs 1 to 3 days after exposure to the infectious agent. Nasal congestion, sneezing, and sore throat is the hallmarks of the common cold. A predictive index score for the diagnosis of picornavirus infections has been developed but is not of practical use. Conjunctivitis is characteristically seen with adenovirus infections. Sudden onset of a sore throat, fever, absence of a cough, and exposure to a person with known streptococcal pharyngitis in the preceding 2 weeks suggest the diagnosis of GABHS-related pharyngitis. Patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis experience symptoms for more than 1 to 2 weeks after a common cold, including unilateral facial pain, maxillary toothache, headache, and excessive purulent nasal discharge. Acute tracheobronchitis is an illness characterized by a cough, with or without sputum production, or wheezing, lasting 1 to 3 weeks. Pertussis in adults occurring with waning immunity from previous childhood pertussis illness or immunization may not manifest with typical whooping cough seen in children with primary infection. Influenza is a sudden illness characterized by high fever, severe headache, myalgia, and dry cough, followed by significant fatigue and malaise. The constellation of these symptoms during influenza epidemics is 70% to 80% predictive of the diagnosis. Older patients with influenza may also present with confusion and somnolence. The presence of sneezing among adults older than 60 years reduces the likelihood of influenza.

On physical examination, patients with common colds may have a low-grade fever, nasal vocal tone, macerated skin over the nostrils, and inflamed nasal mucosa. Patients with GABHS-related pharyngitis may have pharyngeal erythema and exudate, palatal petechiae (doughnut lesions), tender anterior cervical lymphadenopathy, and occasionally a scarlatiniform rash.Pharyngeal or palatal vesicles and ulcers (herpangina) suggest enteroviral or herpetic pharyngitis. Pharyngeal exudates occur most commonly with GABHS-related pharyngitis, but can also be seen with infectious mononucleosis caused by Epstein-Barr virus, acute retroviral syndrome, candidal infections, and diphtheria. Swelling, redness, and tenderness overlying the affected sinuses and abnormal transillumination are specific for, but not commonly seen, in patients with acute sinusitis. Generalized lymphadenopathy associated with a sore throat, fever, and rash should raise the possibility of a systemic viral infection, such as Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, or human immunodeficiency virus. Patients with acute tracheobronchitis may also have audible respiratory wheezes. Patients with influenza appear toxic and may have pulmonary rhonchi and diffuse muscle tenderness.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Upper Respiratory Tract Infection In Nagpur

  • Kapha Vata Hara Treatment
  • Vata nulomanam

Ayurvedic Medicines For Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

  • Dashamoola Katutraya Kashayam

Dashamoola Katutraya Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is widely used in the treatment of respiratory conditions. This medicine is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda practice.

Dasamoola Katutraya Kashayam benefits: 
It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of Asthma, bronchitis, Cough and related chest pain. It has an anti-inflammatory and bronchodilatory effect.

Dasamoola Katutraya Kashayam Ingredients: 
Dashamoola – group of ten herbs. –
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prishnaparni – Uraria picta
Katutraya – refers to Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
Vrisha – Adhatoda vasica

It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part, filtered.

Sahasrayoga Kashayaprakarana 107

Dosage: 60 ml two times a day before 

  • Talisapatradi Vatakam

Talisapatradi Vatakam is an effective Ayurvedic medicine for vomiting, indigestion, dyspepsia and such other digestive diseases and respiratory diseases. It is in tablet or granules form. It is also known as Thaleesapathradi Vatakam.

Talisapatradi Vatakam Benefits: 

  • Useful in Ayurvedic Treatment of Digestive diseases like vomiting, sprue, abdominal pain, gastritis,  bloating.
  • It is effective in all types of a cough and asthma.
  • It is used to treat fever, inflammation, anemia.
  • Bloating, ascites, fistula, digestive problems, and anemia.
  • It is used to manage complications of excessive alcohol drinking.
  • It is used to treat piles.

Talisapatradi Vatakam Ingredients: 

48 grams of each of

  • Thaleesapatra – Abies webbiana
  • Chavika – Piper chaba
  • Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum

96 grams of

Krushna – Long pepper – Piper longum

Anantamoola – Hemidesmus indicus

144 grams of

Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis

12 grams of each of

Chaturjata – Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Patra (Cinnamomum tamala), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea)

Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides

The fine powder of above herbs is mixed with three times of jaggery, and rolled into tablet form.

 Reference: Ashtangahrudayam Grahani Chikitsa 10/16-21

Dosage: 1 teaspoon twice daily 

  • Dasamoola Rasayanam

Dasamoola Rasayanam is an effective Ayurvedic medicine for many acute and chronic respiratory diseases. It is in herbal jam form. It is also known as Dashamoola rasayanam. This medicine is based on Kerala Ayurveda principle.

Dasamoola Rasayanam Benefits: 

  • It is used in the treatment of Chronic respiratory conditions like bronchitis, asthma,
  • It is effective against chronic fever flatulence, bloating and hiccups.
  • It has potent anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, and antitussive effects.

Dasamoola Rasayanam Ingredients: 
Dasamoola –
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prinshnaparni – Urarica picta
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum

Vrisha – Adhatoda vasica
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Jiraka – Cumin seed –  Cuminum cyminum
Dhanyaka – Coriander – Coraindrum sativum
Daru – Cedrus deodara
Bhadra – Aerua lanata
Fine Powders of
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
Jati – Nutmeg – Myristica fragrans fruit and flower
Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Kumkuma – Saffron – Crocus sativus
Jiraka – Cuminum cyminum
Krishnajiraka – Nigella sativa
Pushkaramoola – Inula racemosa
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum

 Reference: Sahasrayogam

Dosage: 1 teaspoon bd A/F 

  • Siddha Makardhwaj

Siddha Makardhwaj is an Ayurvedic medicine, with herbal and mineral ingredients, in tablet form. It is used for rejuvenation, convalescent and aphrodisiac therapy. This medicine is used more in North Indian Ayurvedic treatment method and should only be taken strictly under medical supervision.

Siddha Makardhwaj Benefits:

  • It is used for rejuvenation and anti-aging treatment
  • It is used in aphrodisiac therapy.
  • It is also used in convalescent therapy.

Siddha Makardhwaj ingredients:

Gandhaka – Purified and processed Sulphur – 160 grams
Parada – Purified and processed Mercury   – 80 grams
Swarna Bhasma – Gold Bhasma – 40 grams

The above combination of minerals are subjected to a process called as Kupipakva method to obtain Siddha Makaradhwaja.

Reference: Rasa Tarangini

Dosage: 1 Tablet once in a day after food


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