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AsthmaAyurvedic Treatment of Asthma - Medicines, Home Remedies and Diet Charts

Asthma is a respiratory oriented disease which is characterized by narrowing of the airways and thus difficult in breathing is the result. This happens when the body responses to a trigger such as exposure to cold air, allergens in the air, emotional stress or heavy exercise so this can be quite troublesome for all patients because once breathing becomes difficult, all activities come to an almost halt. When the airways narrow, patients show symptoms such as tightness of the chest, wheezing noise while breathing, coughing and shortness of breath and all these signs are an indication of asthma so medical advice is very much necessary towards ensuring it does not becomes a chronic nature ailment. Asthma treatment at nakra ayurveda hospitals and herbals pvt ltd is completely personalized with customized medicines, diet and lifestyle so patients can gain in holistic health benefits. You are welcome to contact Nakra Ayurveda Hospitals and Herbals Pvt Ltd to avail our Free Online Ayurveda Consultation for Asthma.

Causes of Asthma

The cause of Asthma according to Ayurveda medicinal science is accumulation of Kapha in the airways and so all kapha aggravating factors have to be checked in detail. The airways become narrow because of the blockage caused by Kapha resulting in difficult breathing. As a result, the flow of air to the lungs is interrupted, which makes the patient experiences difficulty in breathing and it can be very troublesome at times. Asthma is caused because of excessive intake of vata (cold), consuming kapha aggravating food items, weakening of the lung tissues, and problems caused by lung diseases so a physician should go through detailed history and then analyze all the aspects. Environmental and lifestyle factors also play a role in asthma and thus patient must be always aware of all limitations. Consuming cold or stale foods are not easy to digest and lead to the formation of ama (mucus) thereby causing blockage in the respiratory channel and difficulty in breathing so this ama is the prime culprit here as well which leads to development of many chronic ailments. Living in cold and damp environment is also a reason of asthma and thus moving to suitable climate can be comfortable for patients. 

Symptoms of Asthma

  • - Cough

  • - Chest pain

  • - Tightness in breathing

  • - Wheezing

  • - Shortness of breath

Ayurvedic Asthma Treatment

Ayurvedic Asthma treatment considers bad digestion as a major cause so ama has to be first digested and then evicted out from the body channels. When the digestive system is weak, the body becomes oversensitive to dust, pollen and other substances which trigger an asthma attack so immunity also plays a very vital role here and patient mst address immunity issue as well. Deposits of ama (mucus) in the lungs and respiratory tract create obstruction in breathing and cause wheezing or coughing which can be quite troublesome for the patient. Ayurvedic Asthma treatment focuses on restoring digestion with herbal preparations and the right diet and lifestyle changes so patient should follow all recommendations with sincerity. The medicines primarily work on pacifying Kapha and cleansing toxins from the body and patients should lay emphasis on all these factors as a whole.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice for Patients of Asthma

  • - Pulses like old rice (rice which is stored for at least one year is called old), wheat, barley, kulattha, mung beans, arhar beans, etc . should be consumed as these all are highly beneficial.

  • - Honey, warm drinks like herbal teas, spice teas are also okay so patients can take these as per ease. 

  • - Sprouts, nuts and seeds can be taken in moderate amount and the important aspect to be noted here is MODERATE. 

  • - The heavy foods and those which make ama should be avoided because ama is the causative agent. This mainly includes milk products like cheese, curd, butter milk, creams, and banana, etc. so all these should be avoided. 

  • - Oily, greasy and fried foods which are difficult to digest should be avoided as these also aggravate the ama. 

  • - White flour and white sugar products should be avoided because these further block body channels and thus create digestive issues. 

  • - In addition, try to avoid the cold foods, cold drinks and other refrigerated things because all cold things aggravate kapha and thus its not recommended. 

  • - Avoid excessive or physically demanding exercise and instead do lighter ones. Yoga and Pranayama can be helpful so must be practiced by all asthma patients. 

    Home Remedies for Patients of Asthma

  • - Prepare a mixture of powdered dried ginger root, black pepper and long pepper in equal amounts and store in an airtight container so there is no contact with air and this is very good home remedy. Have ½ teaspoonful of this powder mixed with ½ teaspoonful of honey twice a day with lukewarm water on empty stomach so best health benefits be achieved.

  • - Take 11 guava leaves, 11 black pepper, 1 cup milk and one cup water so the qantity remains as such and no changes. Put all of them in pot and boil it well, when it reduced to one cup, drink in empty stomach and we call it as Kwatha and certainly blessed with very good results. Take this daily for at least six months or a year for holistic health benefits and complete healing.

  • - Boil cumin seeds in water and inhale the steam because steam bieng hot in nature pacifies the aggravated kapha dosha. It helps dilate the bronchial passage and thus aids in good breathing.

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