Asthma occurs when the air passage in the lungs contract suddenly thereby reducing the amount of air that can pass through it, which makes breathing difficult. This couldbe triggered by exposure to allergens, cold weather, strenuous or excessive exercise or even emotional anxiety and stress.
Ayurveda diagnoses diseases primarily through doshas in a particular individual’s body. Fundamentally, there are three doshas in the human body -Pitta, Vata, and Kapha. They are responsible for providing a blueprint of health for an individual through analysing the physical and biological processes in their body.An imbalance between the doshas causes illnesses.
The Ayurvedic Approach to Asthma:
Ayurveda considers Asthma as a physical disorder caused by digestion that is impaired. A digestive process that malfunctions can cause sensitivity to allergens, dust and pollen that could be responsible for triggering an asthmatic attack. Accumulation and mucus deposits in the respiratory tract or lungs obstruct breathing causing coughing or wheezing.
The Ayurvedic treatment has a special focus on ensuring that digestion is restored with the help of herbal Ayurvedic preparations, following the correct dosha balancing diet and making the necessary lifestyle changes. This primarily pacifies the Kapha and detoxes the body through the elimination of toxins and boosting the immunity of the body. Just visit a certified ayurvedic doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan, you can opt to pick up medication through an online health store to save you the trouble of hunting for an ayurvedic store.
Here are 4natural Ayurvedic ways to control asthma:
If you mix together equal quantities of dried ginger (powdered), some black pepper and long pepper you have a mixture that is very useful. All you have to do is consume half a teaspoon of this with half a teaspoon of honey. Do this twice a day and mix in some lukewarm water to let it slide down comfortably.
Put cumin seeds in water and boil. Use this for steam inhalation and this will help dilate the bronchial passage and break down the accumulation of mucus.
Mix 5 grams of black pepper, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric and ginger; grind this mix to a powder consistency. 1 teaspoon of this mixed with honey will help relieve symptoms of asthma. This herbal formulation is to be consumed twice a day
Take about 2 tablespoon of Fenugreek seeds mixed in a litre of water. Simmer this for 30 minutes and strain. To this add 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed ginger juice and add 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix well and consume this herbal remedy every morning.
There are ready herbs available that can help ease the passages in the lungs and can be taken with guidance from an Ayurvedic expert. However, there are some general immunity boosting herbs and formulations which can aid the clearing of the airways in the lungs and are available on an online pharmacy store.