The Ayurvedic School of Medicine encompasses various methods of treating a disease. From implementing lifestyle changes like following a Dinacharya to administering doses of tropical herbs and supplements to address the root-cause of a problem – the ways of treating an ailment are multifaceted.
Among different kinds of diseases and concerns, Ayurveda is also known to treat Asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disorder which is caused due to inflammation in the airways. Renowned Ayurveda doctor and expert Dr. Vasant Lad writes in his book “The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies”, “The underlying cause of all asthmatic conditions is increased Kapha dosha in the stomach. From there it moves into the lungs, trachea and bronchi. The increase in Kapha blocks the natural flow of air, creating spasm in the bronchial tree and resulting in asthma and wheezing.”
On the occasion of World Asthma Day, we share with you some Ayurveda-recommended tips to manage and help treat Asthma. However, we would like to clarify that these tips can only help you to a certain degree. If you continue to feel severe symptoms of Asthma, we encourage you to seek a holistic consultation with our experts at Amrutam.Global who will provide you customized solutions to your problems based on your lifestyle and other habits.
1. Ginger & garlic tea
Ginger is one of the most trusted herb when it comes to deal with inflammation. Half cup of ginger tea mixed with 2-3 crushed garlic cloves could prove to be an effective remedy to release the Kapha accumulation in the airways, thereby preventing asthmatic attacks.
The benefits of this yellow-colored powdered herb are known well far and wide. Studies indicate that consuming small doses of turmeric every day can reduce the risk of cancer and also help manage arthritic pains. Turmeric helps reduce airway obstruction and assists in the treatment of asthma. It is recommended to consume turmeric as part of your meals or by making a turmeric tea. People also enjoy drinking turmeric latte which is also popularly known as “Golden Milk”.
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Flaxseeds are considered a superfood for more than one reason. Apart from being a powerhouse of fibre, they are also loaded with anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids. Two tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds or flaxseed oil can treat acute asthma very effectively. Flaxseeds are loaded with anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids.
In most Indian households, bay-leaf is a well known ingredient used commonly in Biryanis and spicy curries. While it is indeed a great tastemaker, it also helps tackle asthmatic symptoms. Half teaspoon of bay leaf and 1/4th teaspoon of pippali mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey taken two to three times a day may also help prevent chronic symptoms of asthma.
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Honey may help different aspects of your asthma. It can smoothen your airways and decrease the tickle that causes you to cough. As per Ayurveda, honey is an excellent form of natural medicine and is loaded with antioxidants, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Enriched with the goodness of herbs like Tulsi, Mulethi, Brahmi and Madhu Sita, Amrutam’s Madhu Panchamrut is an authentic Ayurvedic formulation with healing properties. It is beneficial in treating sore throats, cold, fevers and seasonal flus and can be consumed in a variety of ways. It is also useful in improving the texture of the skin and acts as a natural conditioner for hair health when applied externally
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