Benefits & Medicinal Uses of Agastya Haritaki
Agastya Haritaki is useful in chronic respiratory problems. It eases in breathing, reduces chest congestion, reduces attacks of asthma, improves digestion, sharpens immune response in the body against microbes. It also acts as respiratory tonic and provides strength to the lungs.
Agastya Haritaki has several ingredients, which are well-known for their anti-inflammatory action. In bronchitis, it helps reducing inflammation of lining of bronchial tubes and exerting soothing effects. It also reduces fatigue, slight fever and shortness of breath and chest discomfort associated with bronchitis. It also has mucolytic action, which helps making the mucus less thick. Thickened mucus is the main symptom, which can be reduced taking this medicine.
Agastya Haritaki is used as a common medicine for cough of various underling causes, but characterizing by thick mucus, which is difficult to cough up. It also helps in dry persistent or chronic cough, but it should be taken with warm milk in such cases. It reduces inflammation, irritation and gives relief from the cough.
Asthma & Breathing Difficulty
Agastya Haritaki is a respiratory tonic for asthma patients. It reduces frequency of asthma attacks. A well-prepared Agasthya Haritaki provides life-long benefits to patients who are suffering with asthma and allergies. It provides strength to the lungs and makes them capable for tolerating irritants without triggering asthma attacks. So, it prevents frequent asthma attacks.
When patient has frequent breathing troubles, it can also be used for reducing symptoms and their intensity. It dilates the airways, reduces mucus production, and helps in easier breathing
Many people have breathing troubles or cough at night, which troubles in sleeping. Other symptoms are wheezing, shortness of breath and persistent cough attacks. In such cases, Agasthya Rasayanam is also beneficial. In these conditions, it should be taken in evening after sunset and the second dosage should be repeated at late night.
Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
Along with Turmeric (Haldi) and Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) or Haridra Khand, Agastya Haritaki helps reducing sneezing, runny nose, congestion, sinus pressure and postnasal drip in allergic rhinitis. It also itself has anti-allergic action, which also helps reducing symptoms of hay fever, but the results are more promising when it is used along with Turmeric or its preparations.
Dosage & Administration of Agastya Haritaki
- Infants(Age Up To 12 Months)-500 mg to 1 gram
- Toddler (Age: 1 – 3 yrs)-1 to 3 grams
- Preschooler (3 – 5 yrs)-3 to 5 grams
- Grade-schooler (5 – 12 yrs)-5 to 7.5 grams
- Teenager (13 -19 yrs)-7.5 to 15 grams
- Adults (19 to 60 yrs)-10 to 20 grams
- Geriatric (above 60 yrs)-10 grams
- Pregnancy-5 to 10 grams
- Lactation-10 grams
- Maximum Possible Dosage-60 grams Per Day (in divided doses)
- Twice a day with warm water