Aci Koff Cough Syrup is considered a superlative medicine in Ayurveda and is used to treat asthma, bronchitis, cough and cold. Tulsi or holy basil on the other hand is available in your home garden. The essential oils in Tulsi not only ease wet or productive cough and help in expectoration, but also soothe dry cough.
- Mulethi = Mulethi herb can treat asthma, cough, cold, sore throat and other respiratory ailments. Its antioxidant properties help to reduce inflammation specifically in the bronchial tubes. Mulethi thins and loosens the mucus inside the airways, this eases coughing and congestion.
- Banaphsha = It gives relief in congestion of lungs, cold, cough, difficult breathing, fever, bronchitis and other cough related respiratory ailment. Banaphsa contains different types of chemical constituents including flavonoid, glycosides, alkaloids, steroids, terpenes, saponins and tannins.
- Kantikari = Kantakari serves several purposes, including severe ones like snake bites, dropsy, and of course perturbs of respiration, abdomen, throat and gum. The root is one of the essential medicinal ingredients used by Ayurvedic physicians, who use it to treat numerous common ailments. The drug is sour to taste and a mild laxative.
- Talishpatra = The leaf powder / juice of Abies webbiana or Talispatra is indicated in Asthma, Bronchitis, Cough, Fever, Gas, Headache, Hemoptysis, Hoarseness, Neuralgia, Phthisis, and Splenosis . The decoction of Talispatra leaves relieves watery discharge, sneezing and nasal congestion. Due to antiviral properties, it helps eradicating common cold infections within 1 to 3 days. Talishpatra have mucolytic, antitussive and expectorant action, so they help relieving productive cough.
- Sunthi (ginger)= Ginger works as medicine due to presence of various phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are the various biologically active compounds found in plants. Gingerols and shogaols found in ginger have analgesic, antipyretic, ant prostaglandin, hepatoprotective, and hypotensive properties. The other constituents of Ginger include zingibain, bisabolenel, oleoresins, starch, essential oils (zingiberene, zingiberole, camphene, cineol, borneol), mucilage, and protein. Due to presence of such active compounds ginger stimulates digestion, assimilation, relieves gas, increases muscular activity in the digestive tract and gives relief in respiratory ailments.G
- Vasaka = The drug Vasaka comprises the fresh or dried leaves of the plant. Leaves contain an alkaloid vasicine, and an essential oil. The chief use of Vasaka is as an expectorant; it is given in the form of juice, syrup or decoction. It softens the thick sputum, facilitates its coming out and thus brings about quick relief in bronchitis. The expectorant activity is due to stimulation of bronchial glands. It is an effective herb in the management of respiratory congestions like cough, bronchitis, asthma, etc.
- Turmeric (HALDI)= Turmeric scientifically named as Curcuma longa is a rhizome belonging to zingiberaceae family. It is a yellow colored herb with medicinal properties. Curcuma longa is cultivated and used widely in India. Medicinal value of turmeric is due to the compound curcumin. These properties of turmeric aid in the treatment of bacterial and viral in the actions such as cough and cold. The anti-inflammatory action of curcumin aids in relieving the chest congestion that develops in people suffering with chronic cough.
- Honey = honey appeared to be as effective as a common cough suppressant ingredient, dextromethorphan, in typical over-the-counter doses. Since honey is low-cost and widely available, it might be worth a try.