Herbal remedy to treat cough

Cough can be very irritating and tiring when not treated at the right time. Natural herbs are very effective in treating cough and it does not cough any side effects. Herbs treat cough and cold effectively and also boosts one’s immunity.

Licorice – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • English – Licorice
  • Hindi – Mulethi
  • Sanskrit – Madhurika
  • Malayalam – Iratti Madhuram
  • Bengali – Yashtimadhu
  • Tamil – Adhimadhuram
  • Kannada – Atimadhura
  • Telugu – Adhimadhuram


Haritaki – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Terminalia chebula
  • English – Ink Nut
  • Hindi – Harad
  • Sanskrit – Haritaki
  • Malayalam – Katukkai
  • Bengali – Horitaki
  • Tamil – Kadukkai
  • Kannada – Alalekaayi
  • Telugu – Karakkaya

Follow the simple steps in this DIY recipe to prepare the herbal mix.


Herbal remedy to treat cough – Recipe

  • 10 grams Licorice ((dry))
  • 10 grams Haritaki ((Kadukkai))
  • 10 grams Black pepper corns
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  1. To treat cough, you need Kadukkai (haritaki), licorice and black pepper corns.
  2. Place all herbs in a clean and dry mortar.
  3. Break it into small pieces, to make the blending process easy.
  4. Now, take a dry pan and add the broken herbs in it.
  5. Dry roast it for a minute or until you get the fragrance from it.
  6. Switch it off and cool it. Once cooled, add it to a blender and blend it.
  7. Blender powder can be fully smooth or coarse, based on your preference.
  8. Take one teaspoon or less of honey.
  9. Add one teaspoon herbal powder to it.
  10. Mix well and consume it.

This is a great remedy to treat cough caused due to excessive body heat. Eat this mix once everyday to treat cough.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.