prevent common cold kadukkai

Haritaki (Known as Kadukkai in Tamil) is one of the wonderful herbs used in ayurveda, which cures various diseases and can help prevent common cold in children. It contains enormous ayurvedic properties, and is  hence known as king of medicines in ayurveda.

Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) is rich in vitamins, minerals and protein. It contains vitamin C, selenium, manganese, potassium, copper and iron. Hartaki also contains healing properties like anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidants in it.

Haritaki is a good home remedy to treat cough and cold both in children and adult. Haritaki powder boiled in water treats cough very effectively. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in haritaki treats sore throat, dry cough, and discharge mucus.

Haritaki has many more health benefits.

A mixture of haritaki powder and coconut oil applied on hair prevents lice infection and dandruff. This oil helps stop hair loss too. Haritaki can be ground along with curry leaves, amla to make powder and mix this powder with yogurt to form a paste. Apply this paste on the hair to promote hair growth.

Many of them suffer from constipation and they may take medicines regularly. Continuous intake of medicine may have side effects. Haritaki is one natural remedy for constipation problem and it is harmless. Haritaki keeps our bowels in good health and quite effective against constipation.

Haritaki powder is good for eczema, acne, pimples and other skin diseases. It contains anti-bacterial properties which is very effective in treating skin diseases. Paste made with haritaki can be applied on eczema and acne cures very quickly and prevents scars formation.

Haritaki powder mixed in hot water cures acidity and all the other stomach related problems.

Haritaki decreases insulin sensitivity and regulate the blood sugar levels in the body.

Haritaki boosts energy level, improves memory, protects from oxidative stress, improves metabolism, aids good digestion, mouth wash preparation made with haritaki cures mouth ulcer, and help prevent cavities.

Follow the simple DIY in this recipe and know how to prevent common cold in children with haritaki.

How to prevent common cold in children with haritaki – DIY

  • 3 pieces Haritaki
  • 50 ml Water
  1. To make this drink, use haritaki and water.
  2. Break 2 to 3 haritaki into small pieces.
  3. Add the broken haritaki to blender.
  4. Blend well into a fine powder.
  5. Add 50 ml water to pan.
  6. Add 1/4 teaspoon of Haritaki powder to water.
  7. Boil for a few minutes.
  8. Strain the water.
  9. Haritaki herbal drink is done.

Give this drink to children every alternate day or thrice in a week to prevent common cold and build their immunity.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.