As mercury dips down, cases of common cold rises up. Upper respiratory tract infection affects nose & throat- can be caused by more than 100 viruses.

In Ayurveda, it is known as Pratishaya mainly due to vitiation of Kapha Dosha. But other doshas can also be involved in it:

Vata dosha: Dry cough, little mucus discharge, hoarse voice, headache and a runny nose
Pitta dosha: Fever, sore throat, yellowish nasal discharge and continuous blockage of the nose
Kapha dosha: Thick mucus discharges with dull headaches and heaviness of the head

According to Ayurveda - The dampening of the digestive fire or Agni is the only cause. As mercury dips down, diminished fires fail to burn the body’s toxins (Ama). These toxins then start to accumulate in the microchannels of the body and soon clog the bronchial tubes. The Kapha on the body combines with toxins or ama to make mucus.
The reason for higher incidence of cough and cold during winter is the increased intake of catarrh-forming foods such as white bread, meat, sugar, porridge, puddings and pies. Flu, sinusitis etc. are the associated causes of this disease.

Common cold- we come across many time in our lives

Caused by- Viral infections, bacterial infections, allergic responses

Characterized by- Sore throat, headache, head and nasal congestion, coughing, watering eyes, nasal discharge and sneezing

Ayurvedic Treatment of Cold and Cough

There are precious classical Ayurvedic preparations mentioned in Ayurveda along with numerous herbs to be used in these conditions. Aimil serving the mankind since decades understood the need of the hour putting his efforts to solve the condition with no or minimal use of antibiotics. Aimil formulated a polyherbal mineral formulation “FIFATROL” a natural, effective remedy for cold and flu-like conditions. Fifatrol provides anti-infective, anti-pyretic and anti-allergic phytoconstituents. Thus, helps to fight viral infections by naturally increasing the production of interferon and it acts as decongestant with potential anti-histaminic activity.

Else the medication Ayurveda also pays attention towards lifestyle, diet, and exercise or yog assanas to cure or arrest the progression of diseases.

Here are some of helpful tips:


  • Mix a pinch of salt with a few drops of mustard oil. Blend well and dab onto the face, neck and chest. This might tingle but it offers quick relief.
  • Taking steam for 5-10 minutes is also a wonderful way to ease decongestion. Add a pinch or two of camphor or a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Cover your head with a warm towel to get all the goodness of the vapours.
  • Sweating is very helpful during a cold. Cover up and let the body sweat it out.
  • Keep your head and feet warm and pamper your feet with a warm sesame oil massage.


  • In case of severe cold and cough and when fever is present the patient should abstain from all solid foods and only drink food and vegetable juices diluted with water.
  • After this the patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for two to three days. Taking three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits such as apple, pears, grapes, oranges, pineapples, peaches and melons. For drinks, unsweetened lemon water, or cold or hot plain water may be given.
  • After the all-fruit diet, the patient can gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet, with emphasis on whole grain cereals, raw or lightly cooked vegetables and fresh fruits.
  • Avoid cooling foods that slow down the digestive fire.
  • Drink a lot of fluids like warm water to flush out toxins.
  • Do not engage in fasting during winter. Fasting lowers the body’s defences and one becomes more susceptible to diseases.


  • Locust Pose (Salabhasana)
  • Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
  • Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
  • Forward Bend Pose (Hastapadasana)
  • Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)
  • Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)


 FIFATROL power of 5 polyphytomineral active compounds as mentioned in our ancient text & 8 herbal extracts used from ancient times and justified by modern science fixes its usage in required frame of modern times.

Make your winters more enjoyable with lesser number of common cold breaks!

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