Sitopaladi is excellent for the relief of upper respiratory congestion and bronchial conditions. It clears and opens the airways in conditions of asthma, wheezing, and hay fever. Sitopaladis's expectorant and lubricating action helps clear congestion (kapha) and soothe the delicate membranes of the lungs and throat. Taken with a teaspoon of honey it is useful for sore throat and irritating dry coughs. Taken in spring as part of a seasonal regime Sitopaladi helps detoxify by clearing any excess kapha that has accumulated through the winter months.
Vamsalochana (Bambusa arundinaceae), Pippali (Piper longum), Cardamon (Elettaria cardamomum), Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Mishri (Rock candy)
Take 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of powder mixed with warm water or 1 teaspoon of honey. Take after meals up to 3 times a day in acute conditions.