Is Siddha medicine good for cough?

The seasons are also changing. Seasonal changes caused most common colds and coughs. From children to adults, they are affected.

 As the immune system is reduced, they are easily susceptible to infectious diseases. A typical cough usually lasts up to two weeks.  If the cough is severe, it should be treated immediately.

What is the cough?

Coughing is a common problem in our life. cough mainly comes from cold. A cough is a way to keep the throat and airway clear. It can be acute subacute chronic coughs. Acute cough lasts less than 2 weeks. Sub acute  lasts 7 weeks. Chronic cough more than 8 weeks.

Causes of cough

  • Eating very cold and hot food
  • Loud talking and singing
  • Dust enter the nose
  • In addition, there is cough due to obstructions in the way of breathing in and out.
  • Decreased immunity in the body, lack of vitamins and minerals, anemia, 
  • Increased eosinophil cells in the blood,
  • Allergies, Viral bacterial infections caused by cough.
  • Unsanitary water and food often cause colds, coughs, and fevers.
  • Drinking cold water and eating very cold things.This disease is also born from those actions

The most common causes of cough include:

  • Common cold.
  • Acute sinusitis.
  • Allergic rhinitis.
  • Non-allergic rhinitis.

symptoms of cough

12 types of cough in siddha most common symptoms are

  • Sore throat
  • Thorn in the throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Runny nose
  • Flushing, chest pain, fondness for warm objects
  • Colds, wheezing, allergies, lung related disorders.

Cough can also be caused by throat irritation and respiratory tract infection.  Most coughs are caused by viral infections. There are over 200 viruses. Actually, coughing is a healthy reflex that helps clear the airways in the throat and chest.

They usually clear up on their own, and antibiotics are usually of no use. The main reason most people choose home remedies for colds and coughs is that they have no side effects compared to the use of antibiotics.

what is chronic cough

If the cough is repeated, it becomes a chronic cough;  Then the mouth will not rest and the cough will come out.

 The custard will harden and come out foamy, dizziness, facial expression, lip bluishness etc are seen.

 The disease is very violent and festering like phlegm exposed with odor.  The middle of the chest is cottony and the tip is flat Shorten. Shortness of breath. Day by day  kill it.

Types of cough

The most common types of coughs are:

  • Barky cough(swelling in the upper airway. Most of the time, a barky cough comes from croup.)
  • Whooping cough(is caused due to bacterial infection or through transmission from the infected person.)
  • Wheezing cough(characterized by tightness of chest, difficulty in breathing.)
  • Nighttime cough (It has many causes Listening to the sound of the cough and looking for other symptoms can help underlying medicine. During sleep at night, phlegm(mucus) moves from the back of the nose into the throat. This causes continuous coughing throughout the night. So elevating the head with pillows can prevent mucus from reaching the throat.


The Siddha diagnostic tool for Irumal cough diseases

Irumal (COUGH)disease is mainly due to aggravation of Kabam and Vatham along with Pitham 

Sadhaga Naadi book says

Pangana vadhathir sethumanaadi pariseethal theengana irimaludan…

Gunavagada naadi book says

Selaetuema naadithane thelivodu nirkireetham selaetuma manthampatchil sernthidum kozhaiyamae(mucus)…

In this cough diseases, one of the constituents of Vatham namely Uthana vaayu (Responsible for all kinds of upward motion such as nausea, vomiting, etc…) was increased from its normal state along with the deranged Kabam humor.

Secretion of lubricating material, cold and fatigue are some of the properties of Kabam humor. When the kabam humor is vitiated, mucosa of the respiratory passage is affected and

Itcauses the inflammation of the throat, nose, lungs, etc. Slowly the inflammation is increased and produces a lot of mucosal secretion which leads to difficulty in breathing and coughing

Complications from cough and cold

  • Excessive mucus can cause respiratory problems)
  • Shortness of breath (asthma)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchiolitis.
  •  Tuberculosis 
  •  Tonsillitis
  •  Sore throat 
  •  Infection of the larynx (laryngitis).
  •  In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  •  Upper Respiratory Tract Infections 
  •  Lower respiratory tract  infection.

Home Remedies for Cough & Cold

  • Manjal (Turmeric) and Chukku (dried Ginger) taken in equal amounts and prepared decoction.
  • A piece of Arattai( Alpinia galanga) is chewed to get cured from coughing.
  • Leaf juice of Adathodai( Adhatoda justica) is taken in 10- 20 drops, mixed with honey and given.or Adathodai leaves are crushed and decoction is prepared, honey is mixed and given.
  • A piece of Athimathuram(Glycyrrhiza glabra) is chewed to get cured from cough. Best medicine of cough dry cough.
  • Kollu rasam and pepper rasam should be kept frequently.
  • Two days a week to catch the spirit.  At least 5 minutes should be enough. Relieves mucus phlegm-related problems due to retention of spirit.

Siddha Treatments of cough

  • This is done to pacify the deranged humor. Initially a purgative,emetic medicines. Normalize the deranged kapham and vatham.
  • For colds and coughs, Thaleesadi chooranam mixed with honey gives immediate benefits. It is used as an expectorant. A lot of people have a sort of gurgling in the throat due to kapha.  It gives them good relief.
  • For colds, coughs, Thaleesadi  1 gm, Kasturi black 100 mg, Pavaal parpam 100 mg. Take a quantity and mix it with honey and eat twice. 
  • If you buy a neerkovai tablet used in siddha medicine, grind it into a paste and apply it on the ridges on the two sides of the nose and on the forehead, it will be cured sinus pain.

If children have a cold, cough, runny nose, constipation, given

  •  korosanai tablet 
  •  Shantha Chandradaya pill
  •  kasthuri mathirai
  •  Mahavasantakusumakara tablet. Any of these can be given in honey or breast milk. 

How to prevent cough

  • Must avoid smoking.
  • Clean eating habits.
  • Avoid breathing polluted air, yogasana, pranayama etc.
  • Regular exercise is also a way to prevent cough.


According to the climate, there are variations in the condition of Vada, Pitta and Kapha. Among respiratory tract disorders cold and cough are common symptoms having a variety of reasons behind them. It can lead to serious disease if not treated in time. Proper diagnoses can cure this problem.

If you know how to deal with them at that time, health will continue to be stable.

Note:Do Not Try all the Home Remedies for Cough and Cold long days. These medicines are information only, each person is unique and different, so the remedy which may suit one person may be allergic to others. So be very cautious while trying out these methods. Kindly see the consultation of Siddha Physician for proper treatment.