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Tulsi cough and cold syrup is a herbal medicine from Himalaya Drug Company. It is available in the form of Syrup and tablets. This medicine is prepared from Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) leaves and useful in treating respiratory infections such as cold, cough. Tulsi leaves contain volatile oil which has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant properties.
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Tulasi is pungent, bitter, cardiac tonic and hot. It stimulates digestion, and cures obstinate skin diseases including leprosy, dysuria, vitiation of blood and pain in the sides of chest. It alleviates Kapha and Vata. It also cures poisoning, parasitic infection, vomiting, svasa (asthma), piles and pain in eyes.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.
- Manufacturer: Himalaya Drug Company
- Synonyms: Tulsi Syrup, Tulsi pure herb tablet
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Proprietary herbal Ayurvedic Medicine
- Main Indication: Cold-Cough
- Suitable for: Everyone
- Srotas / Channel: Respiratory, digestive, nervous, circulatory, urinary
- Dosha Effect: Reduces Vata and Kapha
- Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood, nerve, reproductive
- Himalaya Tulasi Syrup 200 ml @ 105.00
- Himalaya Tulasi 60 tablets @ 135.00
Ingredients of Himalaya Tulasi Syrup
- Each 5 ml contains 112 mg of Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum) Aerial part extract
- Each capsule contains Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum) leaf extract – 250 mg
Ayurvedic Action / Karma
Tulasi is bitter and pungent in taste (Rasa), pungent after digestion (Vipaka), and is hot in effect (Virya). It is an Ushna Virya herb. Ushna Virya or hot potency herb, subdues Vata (Wind) and Kapha (Mucus) and increases Pitta (Bile). It has the property of digestion, vomiting and purging, and gives a feeling of lightness. It is considered bad for sperms and fetus.
- Rasa (taste on the tongue): Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter)
- Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
- Virya (Action): Ushna (Heating)
- Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Katu (Pungent)
Tulsi is heating but it is given in the treatment of fever as it therapeutically clear heat and reduce fever through diaphoresis.
- Deepan: Enkindles the digestive fire
- Hridya: Beneficial for the heart and mind
- Jwarahara: Decreases vega of jwara and reduces the burning sensation.
- Kapha-Vata har: Remover of the Humor of Kapha-Vata.
- Kasahara: Removes cough.
- Pitta vardhak: Increases pitta.
- Shvasahara: Cures asthma.
- Swedana: Removes blockade and heaviness and coldness and causes perspiration.
- Adaptogenic: Stabilization of physiological processes and promotion of homeostasis.
- Analgesic: Pain relieving.
- Antibacterial: Active against bacteria.
- Anticancer: Useful in the prevention or treatment of cancer.
- Anticatarrhal: Remove excess mucous from the body.
- Antidiabetic: Controlling diabetes.
- Antihypertensive: Lower high blood pressure.
- Antimicrobial: Active against microbes.
- Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
- Antipyretic/antifebrile/febrifuge: Effective against fever.
- Anti-viral: Effective against viruses
- Cardioprotective: Prevent damae to heart.
- Hepatoprotective: Prevent damage to the liver.
- Immunomodulatory: Modifies the immune response or the functioning of the immune system.
Benefits of Himalaya Tulasi
- It has expectorant and heating action due to which it reduces cough and aids the mobilization of mucus.
- It has calming and dilating the lung’s airways, thus relieving chest congestion.
- It helps in alleviating allergic or infection induced airway inflammation.
- It has immunomodulatory effects and supports early recovery from respiratory illness.
- It increases agni and clears phlegm and asthma.
- It helps in fever of all types.
- It clears toxic Ama that can cause chest infections and fevers.
- It increases the appetite and is warming stimulant to the digestion.
- It reduces blood sugar and total cholesterol levels.
- It improves awareness and mental clarity.
- It increases circulation through the heart.
- It protects the liver.
- It boosts immunity to prevent recurrent infections.
- It is antioxidant and prevent free cell damage.
- It reduces Vata and Kapha but increases Pitta.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Himalaya Tulasi
- Chronic obstructive lung diseases, asthma and bronchitis (as a supportive therapy)
- Cold, Cough, Congestion
- Disorders of genito-urinary system
- Low immunity
- Recurrent respiratory infections
- Seasonal cold
The Dosage of Himalaya Tulasi
The recommended dosage of medicine for Children is 5 ml (1 teaspoonful) and for Adults is 10 ml (2 teaspoonful) twice daily.
The tablets are taken in a dose of 1-2 tablet, twice a day.
It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening. Children between 5 – 12 years can be given half of the adult dosage two times a day.
Or take as directed by a doctor.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Warnings
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
- Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give the same result in another person.
- The exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
- Tulsi should be used cautiously in people with High Pitta. It may cause a burning syndrome and aggravation of pitta. Pitta prakriti people can take Tulsi in combination with some cooling herb.
- For cold-cough, excess mucous take along with honey.
- No drug–herb interactions are known.
- Specific contraindications have not been identified.
- Please consult your physician if symptoms persist.
Please inform your physician before consuming in the following situations: