Asthma

Asthma from the point of view of Ayurveda

Asthma has been a major cause with the increasing amount of allergens and rising air. Asthma is a long-term disease of the lungs. It causes airways to get inflamed and narrow, and it makes it hard to breathe. Asthma is marked by inflammation of the bronchial tubes, with extra sticky secretions inside the tubes. People with asthma have symptoms when the airways tighten, inflame, or fill with mucus.There are three major signs of asthma: Asthma can occur in many different ways and for many different reasons, but the triggers are often the same. They include airborne pollutants, viruses, pet dander, mold, and cigarette smoke. There is some common types of asthma: Childhood asthma Adult-onset asthma

How Ayurvedic doctors treat Asthma

Ayurveda focuses on curing the root cause of the disease by removing the toxins and balancing the doshas in the body.  Herbal medication and combination of highly effective therapies is prescribed according to individual condition. For the treatment of bronchial asthma and allergic asthma, Ayurvedic practitioners have reported on the successful use of several herbal treatments – Cassia sophera, Piper betel, holy basil (tulsi), Euphorbia hirta, often referred to as asthma weed. Ayurvedic doctor also focus on diet, exercise, and deep breathing techniques to help reduce asthma symptoms.

  • Airway blockage
  • Inflammation. 
  • Asthma causes red, swollen bronchial tubes in lungsAirway irritability. People with asthma have sensitive airways
  • Occupational asthma results from exposure to an allergen or irritant present in the workplace

  • Seasonal asthma – This type of asthma occurs in response to allergens that are only in the surrounding environment at certain times of year

Asthma is also known as “Tamak-Shvasa” in Ayurvedic science.  It caused due to the imbalance of the three doshas –  Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. According to Ayurveda, there are three types of asthma based on the doshas: 

  • Air element – dry type asthma

  • Fire element – infection type asthma 

  • Water element – congestion type asthma

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Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Asthma:

  • STOP SMOKING 

  • Keep your weight healthy 

  • Have exercise every day – walking, Yoga

  • Sun bath is a good vitamin D source

  • Honey And Cloves. To strengthen the lungs take  a mixture of 7-9 cloves + 3 tsp of honey

  • 1 tsp the paste black raisins should be consumed mixed with warm milk in the morning

  • massaging brown mustard oil on the chest is often used as a natural remedy for asthmatic conditions

  • 1 tsp of honey and onion juice in a glass and drink daily

  • Milk glass  1tsp of honey and some bay leaf powder (1 tsp) before going to bed

  • Pranayama

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