4 Effective Ayurvedic OTC medicines for Cough

Cough is an effort of the body to get rid of phlegm or foreign irritants sticking to the internal parts of throat.

Sometimes cough persists for a long time even after the fever or primary infection subsides. Normally it is dry cough that is the most irritating.

If you do not want to use alcohol based cough syrups because of religious preferences or if you don’t want to feel sleepy in office after using them then –

4 OTC Ayurvedic medicines for Cough

Here are 4 Ayurvedic combinations which are more effective than normal home remedies. These medicines are herb based and therefore safe to use. They can also be combined with allopathic medicines for fever or cough for holistic treatment.

All the 4 medicines discussed here are classical Ayurvedic medicine and are available over the counter (OTC) with the same name.

Eladi Vati

This medicine is esp. good for dry cough.

Apart from cough, it is extensively used in treatment of tuberculosis induced cough, hemorrhage, haemoptysis (coughing up blood), fever, vomiting, fainting, hoarseness.

Dosage: 2-3 tabs at one time; 2-3 times in a day, to be sucked or taken with warm milk / water.

Best suited for pitta prakrati people.

Kapuradi Vati

This is mainly used for wet cough.

Best suited for pitta and Kapha Prakrati.

The main ingredient Kapur or camphor is very beneficial for pitta and kapha.

Dosage : same as Eladi vati

Lavangadi Vati

This medicine is effective for both wet and dry cough. Very effective for vata, Kapha.

It is very helpful to stop a cough attack.

It losses the sticky phlegm in case of cough which continues for long time and ejects small pieces of yellow of phlegm.

It relieves cough induced chest pain and head ache.

Dosage: same as Eladi vati

Dadimadi vati

This medicine has very good results in chronic cough. The main ingredient is Dadim/ Anar/ pomegranate.

Other ingredients are






Apart from cough, this medicine is also helpful in following disorders.

  • Anorexia
  • Indigestion
  • Hoarseness
  • Chronic cold
  • Asthma
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach ache

Dosage : Same as Eladi Vati

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