How to use adhatodai leaves to treat fever due to common cold

Adhatoda leaves, called as Malabar nut in English, is a herb that has many health benefits, which is used in Ayurveda and other natural medicines. This herb is a part of many natural medicines since 2000 years. Adhatoda leaves are rich in alkaloids, flavonoids, hydrocarbons, fatty acids, essential oil, triterpenes and phytosterols. Kashayam made from adhatoda leaves can cure cough, cold and fever effectively. The anti-bacterial property of adhatoda leaves helps fight infections and treats various diseases.

The medicinal properties of the leaves are used to treat the following ailments.

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Anthrax
  • Jaundice
  • Scabies
  • Pneumonia
  • Anthrax
  • Throat infection
  • Haematuria
  • Abscesses

To prepare kashayam to treat fever, you need to mix honey along with the adhatoda leaf extract. Let us look into the medicinal properties of honey.

Benefits of honey: Honey is one of the most naturally available ingredient with many medicinal properties in it. The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal property in honey helps to treat many ailments naturally. Honey helps to cure sore throat, cough and cold. It can reduce ulcers, wounds in intestines and other gastrointestinal issues. Honey when combined with the right ingredients can work as an effective immunity booster. Honey when applied externally, can heal burns and wounds. Since it is a natural sweetener, it can be used as a healthy alternate for sugar. Organic honey causes no harm and provides many health benefits. Honey also helps to regulate blood sugar effectively. Honey is also used as one of the ingredients in many face packs and hair packs, that improve the skin and hair texture.

This naturally made kashayam effectively treats fever that is caused due to common cold. This treats fever and common cold simultaneously. This kashayam is safe for children too. You can add more honey if your child prefers more sweetness in the kashayam.


How to use Adhatoda leaves (malabar nut kashayam) to treat fever due to common cold – DIY

  • 3 or 4 Adhatoda leaves ((Malabar nut))
  • 50 ml Water
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  1. To prepare this kashayam, you need adhatoda leaves, honey and water.
  2. Clean and chop adhatoda leaves.
  3. Add water to pan.
  4. Add chopped adhatoda leaves to pan.
  5. Boil it for 5 minutes.
  6. Strain it and cool it down to room temperature.
  7. Add honey to the extract.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Kashayam is ready to drink.

Instructions to use:

Consume this Kashayam once or twice a day to treat fever that is caused due to common cold.

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.