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Salbid 2 Mg/8 Mg Expectorant

Manufacturer: Micro Labs Ltd
Medicine composition: Salbutamol, Bromhexine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Salbid 2 Mg/8 Mg Expectorant a member of the group of drugs called short-acting beta-2 agonists. This medicine is used for the relief of asthma symptoms, but it can also be used to delay delivery in women undergoing premature labour. It is very useful for preventing asthma symptoms due to exercise and other conditions too.

Some of its side effects include feeling a bit shaky, headache, uneven heart beat, flushing, muscle cramps, irritation or dryness of the mouth and throat, low blood potassium levels, weakness, restlessness, dizziness, bronchospasm and lactic acidosis.

Salbid 2 Mg/8 Mg Expectorant should be used with caution in those with severe asthma, heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, an overactive thyroid gland, infection of the lungs, arrhythmias, those who have intolerance to some sugars or those with low levels of potassium in their blood.

Salbid 2 Mg/8 Mg Expectorant is usually used with a nebuliser or inhaler but is also available as an intravenous solution and a pill. Dosage is based on your age, gender, response to therapy, medical condition, and use of certain interacting medicines.

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allergic disorders
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In addition to its intended effect, Salbid 2 Mg/8 Mg Expectorant may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Electrolyte imbalance
Redistribution/accumulation of body fat
Bone degradation
Increased risk of infection
Muscle disorders
Increased blood pressure
Skin scar
Altered bone growth
Behavioural changes
Increased glucose level in blood
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Salbair b forte 400mcg/200mcg transcaps may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Salbid 2 Mg/8 Mg Expectorant, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Mapra Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Litaka Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have got throat infection 4 days back my tone is lost for 3 days tone is get back normal but one thing cough is doing sleepless during night time continues with expectorants I'm not taken any medicine till now I'm eating spices like garlic ,ginger, pepper but not controlling please suggest medication.

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Mumbai
I have got throat infection 4 days back my tone is lost for 3 days tone is get back normal but one thing cough is doi...
It is viral upper respiratory tract infection. It will take at least 1 week. So you should take all precautions and routine warm water gargles. Plus you need to take cough suppressent like Alex, benedryl, grillinctus, any of these for 1 week. It will be cleared in 1 week. Don't worry.

Please suggest Is dry anjeer good for men strength and health suggest me some best foods and dry fruits to get some strength and stamina.

MBBS, MD, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Indore
Anjeer (figs) have purgative (laxative) and anti-pyretic (reduces fever or lowers high body temperature) properties. It is reported that figs include hypoglycemic, antibacterial, antiviral, hypotriglyceridemic and cancer suppressive effect. Fig fruit juice when combined with honey is used as an effective remedy for hemorrhagia. In addition to this, figs are also used as a diuretic and expectorant. DIET TO INCREASE STAMINA- Peanut butter is also excellent for building stamina. It is high in calories and digests slowly. Consume peanut butter in combination with complex carbs. Lean meat, fish, chicken and eggs (IF YOU ARE NON- VEGETARIAN" Rich in protein, these foods are important for growth and development, muscle building and repair. -Be sure to eat breakfast -Eating fruits can provide you with immediate energy.-Avoid simple, processed sugars.-Incorporate foods that are rich in omega-3 into your diet. -Mineral dense foods can increase stamina - take green tea TO BOOST ENERGY - 1. Lemon water. The simplest way to get a boost ever 2. Fresh fruit. The natural sugar in fruit provides a quick pick-me-up when you're dragging and helps keep blood sugar levels steady because it's packed with fiber 3. Nuts 4. Dark chocolate 5. Whole-grain toast 6. Cardamom 7. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. 8. Spicy herbs can increase metabolism. 9. Greek yogurt has tons of protein. 10. Popcorn is a good source of carbs. 11. Leafy greens are full of iron that improves concentration levels. These above ways will help you boost stamina. I hope this will help you. For more queries contact.

Sir, I have voice problem. Can you solve it Sir. I feel that in my throat so much cough and some things blocked. What should I do please advise me Sir.

MBBS
Pulmonologist,
Get an expectorant syrup. Do warm water gargle and if there is throat pain and fever get a good antibiotic. Lastly,don't panic too much as these throat problems are very common in winter season.

If we get cough or cold what we should do. If we get headache what we should do can we take medical tablets.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Yes you can take medicines. Medicine as follows. Pcm (500) - twice a day, morning and at night after meals for 5 days. Secondly Cetrizine (10) - once at night for 3 days,(only for dry cough) Thirdly,Syrup Alcoff - 2 tbsp ,twice a day for 5 days (only for cough with expectorant) Gargle with saline water.

I'm having dry cough for last one week and today after running I was feeling really out of breath and I started coughing again.

MBBS
General Physician, Greater Noida
Hi, for cold, cough and fever 1. Try to keep body warm 2. Do not eat and drink cold food items 3. Try to avoid persons affected with cold and cough because it spreads through droplet mode by coughing and sneezing 4. Take a tablet of levocetrizine and a basic antibiotic with an expectorant cough syrup for 4 days 5. Consult through audio video for details.

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Nagging Cough - 6 Quick Ways You Can Manage It!

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Nagging Cough - 6 Quick Ways You Can Manage It!

A cough is a sign that there is something wrong with the throat. Be it an infection or a sore throat or food stuck in the windpipe, a cough can start. While it may sometimes disappear, sometimes, it may just refuse to go. This not just is bothersome to you to allow to continue work, it also irritates the others in the surrounding and attracts attention. Everybody looks at you annoyed and gives a look which says “why don’t you do something about it?” Well, they mean well, and there are definitely things that can help manage a nagging cough. Find out for yourself!

  1. Salt water gargling: Mix about a teaspoon of water in a glass of warm water and gargle your mouth for about 1 minute. It helps soothe the throat and reduce the cough. It can also clear the bacteria along the throat, providing relief from the cough. If there is phlegm lodged in the throat, it gets easily expelled too.
  2. Honey: This viscous liquid coats the inflamed and irritated mucous membranes along the throat and provides instant relief. It is also known for its antibacterial nature and has good enzymes from the bees, which are known for providing instant relief to both children and adults. The sweet taste makes it further appealing. Adding ground black pepper powder to it further improves the effect, as it clears congestion.
  3. Steam: Cough is often the result of an irritated and inflamed throat mucosa. Inhaling steam is one of the best ways to soothe this mucosa and provide relief. It reduces mucosal inflammation and removes phlegm. Adding a few drops of essential oils like eucalyptus or tea tree oil further improves the effect. These have antibacterial and antiviral properties and so enhance the relief. With boiled water in a vessel, bend over it and cover your head to ensure the steam is inhaled. Be careful to avoid burns, as steam can burn. This can be repeated 4 to 5 times daily until you get sufficient relief.
  4. Ginger and Mint: Another wonder substance is the ginger. To a cup of warm water, add honey, few slices of ginger, and some dried peppermint. This helps by acting as an expectorant and reduces irritation in the throat, which produces cough.
  5. Cough drops or lozenges: If you are in a public space and cannot do the above, try cough drops. Sucking on them can soothe the throat and the constant swallowing of saliva helps relieve the irritation in the throat.
  6. Nasal irrigation: This helps relieve the postnasal congestion and dripping, which often leads to nagging coughs.

These are some simple, effective ways to reduce constant coughing.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Sandalwood (Chandan) - Know The Amazing Health Benefits It Can Offer!

bums
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Sandalwood (Chandan) - Know The Amazing Health Benefits It Can Offer!

The soothing fragrance of sandalwood strengthens your brain by allowing it to relax and take rest. In addition, this Ayurvedic herb provides a warming effect. Besides, it relieves lots of disorders such as headaches, fever, acne, itching, stomachache, leucoderma, etc. Sandalwood or just Chandan is believed spiritual and mystical with respect to Hindu mythology. Since ancient times, it has been a part of skin care and beauty regime. You can use sandalwood powder for acne or skin whitening or for regular skin care.

The Indian sandalwood, scientific name 'Santalum album' is known for its therapeutic properties and is used extensively in natural treatments. Mentioned below are the health benefits of using Chandan or Indian Sandalwood in paste and oil form.

  1. Sandalwood oil has antispasmodic properties and provides immense relief from muscular spasm and contractions.
  2. Sandalwood oil is a great mood enhancer as it increases the production of the hormone Serotonin. Thus, people under severe stress, anxiety, or depression can benefit immensely from the use of sandalwood oil.
  3. The sandalwood oil is often used as an expectorant to provide relief from a cough and similar respiratory infections.
  4. A paste comprising of sandalwood powder and crushed basil leaves when applied on the forehead acts as an effective cure for headaches.
  5. The anti-inflammatory properties of sandalwood are treating inflammations affecting the urinary system.
  6. People with decreased urination are also known to benefit from using sandalwood.
  7. The use of sandalwood oil directly on the skin can help in lowering the blood pressure.

Skin and beauty benefits of using sandalwood

  1. Sandalwood has antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties and comes as a soothing agent for people suffering from itchiness triggered by skin infections such as Eczema and Psoriasis.
  2. The use sandalwood powder in combination with cucumber, rose water, and curd serves as an excellent remedy to get rid of the suntan. Just prepare a fine paste using all the ingredients and apply to the affected skin area. Wash off with cold water after 10-12 minutes.
  3. Gently massaging the face with sandalwood oil can work wonders in the case of loose or saggy skin.
  4. People with a very oily skin can use a face pack comprising of sandalwood powder and rosewater for maximum benefits.
  5. Sandalwood (especially used in oil form) is an aphrodisiac that can produce positive results in people with low libido
  6. High in antioxidants, sandalwood reduces the signs of aging to a great extent by protecting the skin from the negative effects of free radicals.
  7. Sandalwood powder (especially the red sandalwood), when used along with curd and turmeric provide an instant glow.
  8. For maximum results, prepare a paste using sandalwood powder with plain water or rose water (paste should not be very thick) and apply it to the affected skin area. Keep it for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with water. The same pack can be used to treat pimples, acne scars, dark circles with elan.

It is amazing to note that the benefits of Sandalwood are immense for skin and overall health, still, rather than going for natural treatments most people opt for chemical based products to enhance their beauty and skin conditions.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - 5 Symptoms Of It!

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine, FCCP - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Nagpur
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - 5 Symptoms Of It!

The lungs are made of tubes through which air passes in and out for exchange of gases, taking in alveoli. It is disease of alveoli to which finer air conducting tubes are attached. Over a period of time, with age and exposure to various agents, these tubules get obstructed. The amount of air that can pass through these is reduced, leading to reduced oxygen supply to the lungs and thereby the various body organs.

Symptoms: The symptoms of COPD can be easily understood if we realize how COPD is caused. The progressive blockage of the air tubes causes less oxygen to reach the tissues, which is the most essential agent for all tissues and organs to function. Reduced supply produces a generalized limitation in physical activity. There are two main components to COPD - chronic bronchitis and emphysemaThe symptoms indicative of COPD are as follows:

  1. Chronic cough - Also referred to as smoker's cough, the cough is relentless and does not subside with regular cough treatment. This is one of the first indications of COPD.
  2. Mucus buildup - There is constant build up of mucus which gets expelled during coughing. The person never feels completely clear of mucus, and the regular cough expectorants do not help relieve the symptoms.
  3. Fatigue associated with limited activity - As noted earlier, the reduced capacity of the organs limits their activities. Therefore, regular activities like walking short distances or climbing stairs can induce fatigue.
  4. Shortness of breath - The above fatigue is associated with shortness of breath, even with small physical exertion. A person with COPD will see marked tiredness and reduced ability to perform routine chores and feel a tightness in the chest.
  5. Wheezing - Passage of air through the obstructed air tubes produces a whistling sound or wheezing. It is more pronounced when there is mucus accumulation in the airways.

Rarely, Frequent respiratory infections, more frequent flu attacks, swelling of the feet and ankles, cardiovascular disease, weight loss, and morning headaches.

Treatment:

While there is no cure for COPD, once it sets, the following are some ways to slow its progression and reduce severity of the symptoms:

  1. Bronchodilators - Dilate the air tubes and ease flow of air
  2. Corticosteroids - Help reduce inflammation and thereby improve airflow through the tubes
  3. Flu vaccination - Helps curb the frequent flu attacks
  4. Antibiotics - To contain infections
  5. Pulmonary rehabilitation - A combination of breathing exercise and patient education to improve lung function.
  6. Oxygen therapy - In very severe cases, oxygen may be required.
  7. Lifestyle changes - Eating healthy foods, preventing exposure to dust and smoke, quitting smoking, breathing exercises, bi-annual medical check-ups to monitor lung functions are essential.

Knowing that you have COPD is the first step towards managing COPD, which can be managed effectively.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Air Pollution: Its Effects on Health And Role of Homeopathy in Air Pollution Related Diseases

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Air Pollution: Its Effects on Health And Role of Homeopathy in Air Pollution Related Diseases

Air is the Most Essential Thing

Air is a mechanical mixture of gases, and the most essential thing for an organism to survive. It normally contains Nitrogen (78%), Oxygen (21%), Carbon dioxide and other gases in proportion. In addition to these gases, air also contains water vapour, traces of ammonia and suspended matter such as dust, bacteria, spores, and vegetable debris, etc.

Apart from supplying the life-giving oxygen, air and atmospheric conditions serve several functions.  The human body is cooled by the air contact; special senses of hearing and smell function through air-transmitted stimuli; disease agents are conveyed by air.

The term “air pollution” denotes the presence of substances (e.g. gases, mixtures of gases and particulate matter) in the ambient surroundings, generated by the activities that interfere with the human health, safety or comfort, and is injurious to organisms, and other environmental media. It also results in chemicals entering the food chain, drinking water and thereby, adding substantial disease burden and affecting the quality of life.  The problem of air pollution was first recognized about 500 years ago when the burning of coal in cities was increasing, and since then it is increasing at an alarming rate all over the globe.

During foggy weather, when little wind is present the smoke generated from pollution is mixed with fog and form “SMOG”

The smog is making it difficult for people to see and breathe. 

 

Types

  1. Personal air exposure: refers to exposure to dust, fumes and gases to which an individual is exposed directly or indirectly, eg. Smoking.
  2. Occupational air exposure: exposure to harmful concentration of aerosols, vapors, and gases in working environment.
  3. Community air exposure:  This is most serious, complex, consists of varieties of assortment of pollution sources, meteorological factors, and wide variety of adverse social, economic, and health effects.

 

Air Pollutants

Till date more than 100 substances have been identified which pollute the air. These vary from place to place depending upon the specific complex of contaminant source. Following are few examples of primary and secondary air pollutants:

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Sulphur dioxide
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Particulate matter
  • Lead
  • Benzen
  • Ozone
  • PAN (peroxy acetyl nitrate)
  • Photochemical smog
  • Aerosols and mists: Sulphuric acid  (H2SO4), Nitric acid (HNO3)

Indoor Air Pollution

  • Indoor air pollution is one of the four most critical global environmental problems.
  • It exposes more people worldwide to important air pollutants than pollution in outdoor air.
  • Rural people in developing countries may receive as much as two-thirds of the global exposure to particulates.
  • Women and children suffer the greatest exposure.

Sources of Indoor Pollution

  • Indoor air pollution contributes to acute respiratory infections in young children, chronic lung disease, and cancer in adults, and may induce adverse pregnancy outcomes.
  • Non-smoking women exposed to indoor coal smoke have a risk of lung cancer similar to that of men who smoke lightly.

Effects on Health

Air pollution has short term and long term effects. The direct effects are reflected in airway system and then spread to multi-systems. It ranges from:

  • Upper and lower respiratory tract infections (acute and chronic)
  • Acute and recurrent bronchitis
  • Acute respiratory distress
  • Asthmatic attacks
  • Aggravation of pre-existing respiratory and heart disease.
  • Lung cancer

The short term and long term exposure is also linked with short life expectancy and reduced quality of life.

Effects of specific pollutants

General Management

The keywords of general management with respect to Air Pollution are:

Prevention

  • More you prevent yourself from harmful allergens, dust, smoke, pollution and smog, more it would be beneficial for your health.
  • Try to avoid early morning exposure to smog, cold air when your city is too much polluted.
  • Avoid travelling in crowded areas, malls and street where number of people and vehicles are intense.
  • Avoid taking walks on main roads, rather prefer parks with greenery.

Eat Healthy

  • Eating healthy foods keep your immunity intact and strong.
  • Food items like Jaggery, food rich in vitamin E and C keeps your immunity intact.
  • Avoid taking spicy and sour foods.

Keep your airways clear and clean

  • Use masks where ever necessary.
  • Avoid smoking and Passive-Smoking.
  • Keep your home free of dust, perfumes, strong smells and garbage.

Medication

  • Timely medication helps your immunity to fight disease better.
  • Don’t ignore symptoms even if they are minor and nonspecific.

Education

  • Keep yourself educated regarding hazards of air pollution and how to tackle them.
  • Keep an eye on neighbourhood for any polluting activities such as open fires, release of chemicals from factories, old polluting vehicles etc.
  • Try not to use own vehicles when you are travelling alone.
  • Opt for Car-Pool in where ever possible.

Ask for your rights

  • At working environments ask for masks, air purifiers, and less exposure to air/chemical pollution
  • Take opinion of medical specialists if you feel unwell while working.
  • Support govt. initiatives to keep your city clean and green

Role of Homeopathy in Diseases arising from Air Pollution

Homeopathy heals holistically!

  • Homeopathic medicines stimulates the body’s inner strength and boost the immune system to work well i.e. to reduce the disease load and to improve the overall health.
  • The constitutional or individualized homeopathy is known to reduce to tendency to catch respiratory illnesses.
  • The prescription is dependent upon symptoms, signs, tendencies, history and causation.
  • The treatment can be curative, palliative or supportive depending upon state and staging of disease.
  • In every stage homeopathy has a definitive role to play.
  • Homeopathic medicines can be taken safely along with other/conventional medications (ADD-ON Therapy).
  • In addition to constitutional/individualized medicines, the following medicines are frequently used on the basis of causation and symptom similarity:
  • Allium cepa: Rhinitis, coryza copious, fluent, watery, acrid discharge; burning in nose, mouth, throat; violent sneezing; eyes red, burning with profuse, watery, bland lacrimation; headache, cough, hoarseness.
  • Ammonium carb: Complaints from fumes, charcoal fumes; emphysematous changes in lungs; frequent sneezing, profuse discharge from nose, burning like hot water; stoppage of nose at night, wake up from sleep; sensation of dust particles in throat; dry tickling cough; chokes; wheezing.
  • Arsenicum album: An important remedy that is used in majority of complaints incidental to air pollutants, e.g. conjunctivitis, rhinitis, asthmatic bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, leukaemia and other malignancies, etc; quick respiration; suffocation inducing cough; scanty, frothy expectoration; sneezing without relief; burning in eyes; burning pains all over.
  • Blatta orientalis: Complaints from fumes, coal dust, smoke; relieves bronchospasm, acts as expectorant; dyspnoea, oppression of breathing; cough, with thick and purulent sputum.
  • Bromium: Complaints from coal dust; allergy to dust; complaints of sailors who suffer from asthma when they go ashore, better on sea. Dry spasmodic cough, airway feels filled with smoke; difficulty in inspiring, as if breathing through sponge.
  • Carbo veg: Complaints from carbon gas, carbon monoxide, dust, smoke, fumes from incomplete combustion of fuels. Collapse from imperfect oxidation. Oppressed, quick respiration; air-hunger, longing for fresh air; wants windows open; long spasms of cough with weakness, wheezing, gagging.
  • Cassia sophera: Complaints from exposure to dust, smoke; asthma, dry cough, with pain in chest, irritation in throat, better warmth; expectoration thick, yellowish; worse during winters, change of weather.
  • Dulcamara: Ailments from changing, damp environment, foggy weather, cold damp conditions, air-conditioned rooms; dry, teasing, spasmodic cough; hoarseness; dyspnoea after physical exertion.
  • Euphrasia: Inflammation of the conjunctiva; profuse acrid lacrimation; profuse, fluent bland coryza, sneezing in morning; violent cough in day time, abundant expectoration; worse indoors, warmth; better in open air.
  • Lobelia inflata: Ailments from smoke, dust; emphysematous changes; extreme dyspnoea; cough with sneezing, gasping; scanty expectoration; extreme nausea and vomiting, cannot bear taste or smell of tobacco.
  • Natrum sulph: Ailments incidental to spring & rainy season; dyspnoea; coughs continuously, towards end hacks up thick, ropy, greenish mucus.
  • Pothos foetidus: Ailments from smoke, dust; great dyspnoea and cough, frequent sneezing, pain in throat and chest, anxiety, abdominal distension and tension, better in open air.
  • Phosphorus: An important remedy that may be used in majority of complaints incidental to air pollutants, e.g. conjunctivitis, rhinitis, asthmatic bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, leukaemia, and other malignancies, etc. Breathing anxious, panting, short, hurried, very much oppressed; tightness across chest; violent hard, dry, tight, racking cough in spasmodic paroxysms.
  • Plumbum metallicum: An important remedy for lead toxicity. Interference with homoeostasis, rapid reduction in number of red cells, with pallor, icterus, anaemia. Localized neuralgic pains, neuritis, paralysis, wrist drop; stinging and tearing in limbs, with twitching, numbness.
  • Sulphurous acid: Persistent choking cough with copious expectoration; hoarseness, constriction of chest, difficult breathing.
  • Sabadilla: Rhinitis, pharyngitis; violent spasmodic sneezing, abundant watery nasal discharge, itching and tingling in nose, redness and burning in eyes, lacrimation, frontal headache, dryness and irritation in throat.
  • Sambucus: Nasobronchial hypersensitivity; paroxysmal nightly suffocative attacks; nose stopped up at night, breath through mouth; cough deep, restlessness, profuse perspiration.
  • Sanguinaria can: Nasobronchial hypersensitivity, asthmatic bronchitis. Severe dyspnoea, constriction in chest, severe spasmodic cough. Expectoration of thick yellow mucus, dislodged with difficulty. Sneezing, profuse watery mucus from nose; sensitive to flowers, odours.
  • Spongia: Complaints from sudden change of atmosphere, smoke. Severe form of asthmatic bronchitis, with dryness of respiratory tract. Severe dyspnoea, with wheezing, suddenly wakes up at night with intense suffocation; respiration rapid, short.
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Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) - 6 Reasons Why You Must Eat It!

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda,
Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) - 6 Reasons Why You Must Eat It!

Black pepper is one of the oldest spices known to mankind. It is found in abundant quantities in the Southern states of Kerala. Its medicinal qualities can successfully counter disorders such as indigestion, pyorrhea, cough, dental problems and cardiovascular diseases. Black pepper is extensively used for food preservation owing to its antibacterial properties. Being rich in fiber, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K, it acts as a great anti-inflammatory agent as well.

Here are some of the well-known benefits of black pepper:

  1. Beneficial for stomach: Black pepper enhances the secretion of HCL i.e. hydrochloric acid in the stomach which in turn facilitates digestion. This ensures proper digestion and keeps away diseases such as colic and diarrhea. Pepper enhances urination and sweating which in turn ensures that external toxin has a safe way out. It also has the capability to limit gas formation within the body.
  2. Weight Loss: Black Pepper’s outer layer helps in breaking fat cells. Also, foods that are made with pepper are an effective way to shed weight. Once the fat cells are broken down, the body uses it as a component of enzymatic reactions. The excess fats are eradicated from the body. Black pepper can be used in curries or consumed daily in the morning along with hot water to fetch rich benefits.
  3. Skin Health: Pepper is a very good agent in curing skin diseases such as vitiligo. The latter is a condition where patches of skin lose the normal pigmentation and become white. Recent studies have shown that pepper combined with UV therapy is a better alternative compared to chemical-heavy treatments. Furthermore, black pepper can successfully prevent skin cancer.
  4. Respiratory Relief: Pepper is known to be extremely effective when it comes to cough and cold. It is known to be a great agent for nasal congestion and sinusitis. The expectorant property of the black pepper is known to attack the phlegm and mucus and give instant relief. The fact that it is a natural irritant, helps the mucus to get out of the body through the nostrils. This helps the body to heal quickly.
  5. Peptic ulcer and whooping cough: Quite a few studies have shown that black pepper is beneficial for patients suffering from peptic ulcer and gastric mucosal. The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties also help to treat respiratory diseases such as asthma and persistent cough.
  6. Anti-oxidant properties: The anti-oxidant properties of black pepper help to counter the effects of the free radicals, helps in fighting cardiovascular diseases successfully and counter life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Furthermore, it can help the body fight premature ageing conditions such as macular degeneration, spots, wrinkles etc. Studies have also proved that black pepper enhances memory and impair memory loss

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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