Ayurvedic Home Remedies: Nilavembu Kashayam

Nilavembu Kashayam/Kudineer, a herbal concoction found to be effective in curing all types of persistent fevers has been recommended by the Government of Tamil Nadu as a remedy for dengue, bird flu etc.  The demand for this preparation is so high in Siddha and Ayurveda hospitals that the freshly prepared remedy (prepared early in the morning) gets consumed in no time.  A separate cell has been set up in some Tamil Nadu districts to cater to the increasing demand for this remedy.  There has been a sudden increase in dengue fever, swine flu, bird flu in India and this preparation has been found to be helpful in treating all these types of fevers.

The original ingredients of this wonder drug as per some old Siddha texts were roots of nilavembu, musuttai ver, vetti ver (Vetiveria zizanioides), vilamichai ver (Plectranthus vettiveroides), dry ginger.  Other ingredients like chittarathai, narukku moolam, nalla milagu, jadamaanji, vilva root, sandalwood etc were added down the centuries to improve the vitality of the concoction.

Siddha, Ayurveda and other alternative systems do not regard fever as a disease but as a symptom of an underlying disease condition.  The temperature of our body rises when the body’s defence mechanism is fully engaged in dealing with severe disease condition affecting the human body.  Harmful germs, bacteria etc will find it difficult to survive the high temperature of a feverish body.  So fever is to be looked upon as a beneficial development.

Conventional medicinal system deals with the external causative factors of fever alone whereas alternative systems delve deep into the human system and strike at the very root of the illness thus effecting a lasting and complete cure.  Alternative remedies taken under the watchful eyes of an experienced alternative physician will result in a gradual and effective cure from fever.

Increasing environmental degradation, pollution, stress etc take a toll on human immunity.  The compromised immune system in an individual is a fertile ground for the invasion of all types of diseases.  When the condition builds up and reaches a threshold, the weakened immune system as a last-ditch attempt raises the body temperature to deal with the condition and this results in fever.  Hence our efforts should be to improve the immunity and not to suppress the fever.

All the ingredients for this concoction can be purchased online.  It can be prepared in the convenience of your home and taken in moderation as per the directions of your Siddha/Ayurveda physician.  This bitter remedy strengthens your immune system and prevents the recurrence of fever.



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