Spitting of blood while coughing is called haemoptysis. This is primarily caused by such diseases as tuberculosis and cancer of the lungs. In Ayurveda it is included in the group of urdhvanga rakta pitta. The patient spits blood while coughing. Sometimes blood is accompanied with mucus.
Vasaka is the drug of choice for the treatment of this condition. It is given to the patient in the form of juice in a dose of two teaspoonfuls four times a day. It is bitter in taste and is therefore, given to the patient mixed with honey.
Prawal Pishti, a preparation of coral, is the drug of choice for the treatment of this condition. It is given is a dose of one gm four time a day mixed with honey.
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