Whooping Cough: Causes and Ayurvedic Natural Remedies

Whooping cough is a (bacterial) infectious respiratory disease caused due to and affecting mainly children. The parents of children affected with whooping cough have a tough time dealing with the disease.

Causes of Whooping Cough

Bacterial infection is the reason for whooping cough. Inflammations make the wind pipe narrower, which causes a loud cough.

Symptoms of Whooping Cough

Gradually increasing cold, running nose, sneezing, fever, sore throat, loss of appetite and cough are the main symptoms of whooping cough. The coughs become louder (whooping) after a week of infection.

Since the disease is highly contagious, don’t allow other children come near the infected ones.

Sometimes the infected children may also show vomiting. The symptoms are milder in adults. Whooping cough affects adults in rare cases only.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Whooping Cough

Garlic is a remedy for whooping cough. Crush the cloves of garlic and extract the juice. Take 1 tsp of the juice twice a day.

Add a tsp of honey to a glass of boiled water. Drink this preparation three or four times a day.

Ginger, Fenugreek & Honey
Boil one tsp fenugreek seeds in a glass of water for about five minutes. Add one tsp of ginger juice and one tsp honey. Take this mixture two times a day.

Licorice and Honey
Take licorice root powder with honey three times a day. Not indicated for high blood pressure patients.

Calamus and Honey
Take a pinch of calamus powder with a teaspoon of honey.

Children require only small dose of medication than adults require.