15 Best Unani Medicine for Cough, Cold and Sore Throat

Unani for cough

Unani Medicine treatment for cough, cold, sore throat, coryza, and fever has been known since ancient times. Unani medicine also fights flu, chronic bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough, catarrh, and respiratory congestion.  Regarding Unani, cough or saul is the waste product from the lungs, which must be expelled from the lungs or the body. The expelling of irritating substances happens due to the contraction and relaxation of the chest muscles and the diaphragm. These medicines are quite effective in combatting the common cold without side effects.

15 Best Unani Medicine for Cough, Cold and Sore Throat

Top Unani Medicines for Cough and Cold 

  1. Joshanda: Joshanda drug, the mixture of Unani medicinal herbs, is quite effective against cough, cold, fever, sore throat, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and whooping cough. Joshanda is prominently used as a Unani cough syrup.
  2. Joshina: Joshina is an essential herbal medicine for cough, cold and sore throat. It is regarded as one of the best herbal medicines to cure cough and cold.
  3. Saduri syrup: Hamdard Saduri cough syrup is a herbal Unani product known to cure whooping cough, acute bronchitis, cold, and other respiratory congestions and problems. It acts as a bronchodilator, cough suppressant, expectorant, and decongestant.
  4. Khaksi (Sisymbrium irio): It acts as an expectorant or expelling out phlegm.
  5. Unnab (Zizyphus vulgaris): It is a well-known Unani medicine for cough. It is also used to make cough syrup.
  6. Baabui Tulasi (Ocimum basilicum): It has many anti-microbial properties such as aromatic, antiseptic, carminative, anti-helminthic, and anti-inflammatory. It is recommended in treating catarrh, asthma, and allergic conditions.
  7. Laooq e Sapistan is also known as Laooq e Khyarshambar. It is effective in cough, cold and respiratory congestions. It should be taken 2 tsp 3 times a day.
  8. Dar Filfil (Piper longum): It is used to combat bronchial asthma and infection of the throat.
  9. Zanjabeel (Zingiber officinale): Besides brain and digestion, this Unani medicine is effective in coryza, fever, bronchial asthma, and cough.
  10. Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra): Combating cough, cold and bronchial asthma is good.
  11. Gaozaban (Onosma ): The mix of 4g of Gaozaban leaves (Onosma), 6gm of seeds of Khatami (Althaea), ten numbers of fruits of Sipistan (Cordia), 4gm of root of Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza), and five numbers of Unnab (Ziziphus). Boil all the ingredients in 250 ml water until it is reduced to half, strained, and add a little sugar. It may be twice daily to combat cough and cold.
  12. Adrak (Zinger): Take Adrak juice (12 ml) and honey (12 g). You can mix it well and use it thrice daily to control cough and cold.
  13. Kakra singi and Balaila: Take the powder of Kakra singhi (Pistacia) Balaila (Terminalia) and now add the juice of Adrak and a small pill. To cure cough and cold, it can be taken thrice a day.
  14. Laung: The mix of laung (Syzygium) and betel leaf may be taken twice daily to relieve cough, cold, and catarrh.
  15. Sonth: Mix the powder of Kakra Singh with equal parts of the powder of Sonth (the dried root of Zingiber officinale). Now, take 5g of this powder thrice a day.


  • Extreme cold and hot weather.
  • Hypersensitivity to foreign bodies, e.g. dust, pollen grain
  • Smoking
  • Infection- Influenza and para influenza viruses, bacteria – Streptococcal Pneumonia.
  • Accumulation of excessive phlegm in the respiratory system

Symptoms of cough and cold

  • Expectoration
  • Airflow obstruction
  • Breathlessness
  • Wheezing


  • Take utmost rest
  • It is better to stay inside.
  • Do yoga, especially breathing yoga like Kapalbhati, Suryabhedi Pranayama, Bhastrika Pranayama
  • Doing regular exercise is also good.
  • Use digestible food items
  • Do lung exercises, especially breathing yoga-pranayama
  • Take foods having a hot temperament
  • Drink boiled and hot water
  • Take wheat, green gram, and old rice
  • The use of garlic, turmeric, ginger, and black pepper should be encouraged.
  • Goat milk, honey, lukewarm water, and fruits like Amala and Draksha are beneficial.
  • Steam inhalation

Don’t ’s

  • Avoid using cold foods
  • Avoid over-crowded area
  • Avoid exposure to cold
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid dairy products
  • Keep away from sweets, day sleep, and seafood.
  • Well-balanced, nutritious, easily digestible diet.
  • Using hair spray, deodorant, and paint should be prohibited.
  • Cough suppressants should be discouraged.
  • Sedatives
  • Intake of cold water and citrus fruits should be avoided.

3 thoughts on “15 Best Unani Medicine for Cough, Cold and Sore Throat”

  1. My name is Mr Bob M. Mohapi in Lesotho – Southern Africa. I am having a small/medium Health Shop dealing mean,y with natural products with health benefits, i have read a lot about Unani remedies and would like to know how do i get to purchase the products for my fellow Countrymen since our Country is very cold and people are suffering from; Arthrist, Asthma, Bronchatist, Hyfever etc.., Your help in this regard will be highly appreciated. I thank you.


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