Why do you get chronic cough & cold when seasons change?
A couple of weeks ago, Chennai saw a drop in the temperature, thanks to the rains. A month earlier, it was at one of its highest points. With the rainy season setting in, the city’s doctors saw a rapid rise in the number of visitors. Also, we recently celebrated Diwali. It was a season of shopping and also air pollution. Many areas in Delhi recorded an AQI of 999. This is neither rare nor surprising an event. Change in seasons and smog brings with it a parade of illnesses, chronic cough, pollution led cough and cold being the more prominent ones.
Two questions can be asked.
- Why do you get chronic cough and cold during smog or when seasons change?
- What can be done about it?
Why do you get chronic cough and cold when seasons change? Seasonal allergies are the first symptoms to take place, thus increasing a person’s vulnerability to infections. The nasal inflammation brought on by seasonal allergies allows viruses to set up camp in your nose. Illness-causing intruders are not stopped by the otherwise occupied immune system and hence the rise in chronic cough and cold. Even without allergies in the picture, seasonal swings in temperature, barometric pressure and the wind can irritate the airways and nasal passages, thus compromising the immune system’s attack vector against the common cough and cold.
The Yale School of Medicine has discovered that when the temperature reduces from 37 to 33 degrees celsius, the change can dampen immune response thereby allowing the viruses to replicate more.
With the change of seasons, people tend to develop mucus. But, when smog(intense air pollution) is inhaled, the toxins settle in the lungs, which results in chronic cough, sore throat, wheezing and irritation in eyes and nose.
What is cold?
While the cold weather does not cause the common cold, it promotes the same nevertheless. The common cold can be described as an upper respiratory tract infection caused by different types of viruses. It is transmitted by virus-infected airborne droplets.
What is a cough?
A cough is a perfectly phenomenon that helps keep the throat clear from irritants such as phlegm. It is the sustained cough that could be a symptom of other conditions such as an infection or an allergy.
The different types of cough can be quite mind-boggling.
- Pollution cough
- Allergy cough
- Sore throat
- Smoker’s cough
The difference between all of them is what triggers them. The irony is that they all cannot be avoided. Pollution is in the air. So are the allergens. Sore throat from bacteria and virus comes and goes, bringing excessing mucus along with it.
The subsequent question that comes about is, what can you do about it?
- Keep your nose area warm
- Destress regularly
- Good hygiene
- Healthy diet
- Stay away from people with the virus
- Drink hot water
There is another solution to stay healthy and free from germs. Home remedy has been an ancient practice adopted by our forefathers and passed down generations. These remedies are time tested and easily available. Most prefer natural remedies to over-the-counter chemicals that could bring side effects with them.
- Tulsi: This is an important remedy for cold and cough. It helps mobilise the mucus bronchitis and asthma. Chewing tulsi leaves relieves cold and flu. Chewing tulsi leaves relieves cold and flu.
- Cinnamon: It is antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, and anti-inflammatory. Create a cinnamon tea by pouring boiling water over the herb into a cup.
- Dry ginger: Its anti-inflammatory properties help relax membranes in the airways, thus effective against chronic cough. Brew up a soothing ginger tea by adding 20–40 grams (g) of fresh ginger slices to a cup of hot water
- Mulethi: It is a herb quite useful in curing the cough in a natural way. Mix 1/4 teaspoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon mulethi powder and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon with water and drink this syrup twice daily
- Adusa: It is used as a remedy for cold, chronic cough, bronchitis and asthma.
- Honey:Honey has antimicrobial properties, which may allow it to fight some bacteria and viruses and is effective in relieving the chronic cough
Most of these ingredients are available in your kitchen and provide a solution to your chronic cough and cold instantly.
Many people won't try a natural alternative to their medical problems, reasons being that they have been conditioned to believe they don't work. It's not about belief, but about function. If it works, we use it. The natural cure has worked for centuries and they will continue to do so.
We, at Maharishi, bring you a cure for your chronic cough and cold that has its roots in these very home remedies. Kasni is the best cough syrup that we recommend for all types of cough. Made out of natural ingredients, it can cure asthma, bronchial allergies and varied types of cough caused by pollution, smoking and even a chronic one.
These natural remedies do not bring side effects that regular cough syrups do. The lack of chemicals in Kasni ensure that you do not get drowsy or addicted to the product. It is safe for all ages and brings soothing relief to your ailment naturally.
The blend of home remedies with science
The key ingredients of kasni are tulsi, dry ginger, cinnamon and adusa. They are all home remedies for cough which are used regularly. Kasni creates a unique blend of these natural ingredients to cure your common cough and cold.
Most over-the-counter cough syrups would work, except that they come at a fairly heavy price. Chemicals bring with it various side effects that almost make the cough less painful. This is where Maharishi’s Kasni comes in.
Not only is Kasni completely natural, but the cure is also painless. Being paraben free with not a drop of alcohol in it, Kasni causes no drowsiness and constipation. The taste is pleasant, thanks to ayurvedic ingredients.
Kasni’s unique highlight is the fact that the cure is backed up by science. This is the only brand in the market that provides relief for all types of cough and cold. It is an all-inclusive health remedy for your cough and cold that is not only completely natural and holistic, but it is recommended by doctors as well. It is free from all chemicals such as paraben and alcohol. Clinically tested and proven ingredients, Kasni is an ayurvedic cough syrup that causes no side effects. The icing on the cake is that it tastes better than other syrups. Also, it is Paraben Free, Non-Drowsy and Non-Alcoholic.
The trick is to not look for a short-term remedy but a wholesome solution. Your health is in your hands. Get rid of drugs and bring wellness naturally. Maharishi Ayurveda comes from Advaita Vedanta – a school of philosophy of Hinduism, which represents the comprehensiveness of the traditional healing methods of Ayurveda. Don’t just cure yourselves, but stay healthy.