Asthma is a long term disease which worsens and tightens the air passages in the body. It affects the lungs and is chronic in nature. The air passages are the tubes that are responsible for the inflow and the outflow of air from the lungs. Inflammation caused by asthma increases the sensitivity of the airways and the reaction with the inhaled stuffs also increases. In this condition more mucus is produced in the air gateways. Mucus is a sticky fluid that contributes in narrowing the airways further. When this condition gets severe the affected person gets asthmatic attacks.
Causes of asthma:
- One of the main causes of asthma is air pollution.
- Indoor pollutants like dust, mites and pets are also the reason of asthma.
- Flower pollens if inhaled cause allergy which may later turn into asthma.
- Smoking and tobacco consumption are also the leading causes of asthma.
Symptoms of asthma:
- Coughing problem mostly at night
- Short breath
- Whistling sound while breathing
- Chest pain
Herbs used in asthma:
Neem – Indian lilac is the common name of neem. This herb has anti- parasitic and anti-fungal properties. Regular use of this herb helps in reducing cough and wheezing problems which occur in asthma.
Shirish – this herb removes unwanted particles from the human body and boost the resistance power of the body.
Haridra – it has properties that are able to cope with inflammation and clear the toxins. It also treats breathing problems.
Ashwagandha – this herb contains steroids namely anolide and withaferin. These are best medicine for the patient suffering from asthmatic attacks.
Tulsi – this herb reduces cholesterol and improves stamina because it is a natural anti-oxidant. It provides relief from asthma and other breathing disorders. It is more effective when it is mixed with ginger.
Kantkara – this herb avoids the entrance of pollens and harmful substances in the body. It is a natural coolant and prevents the body from asthmatic attacks.
Madhuyashti – it breaks down the colonies of mucus and is very effective medicine for cold. This herb helps in the reconstruction of the airways.
Bharangi – scientific name of this herb is Clerodendrum Serratum. It is very effective in treating asthma and is used as anti- coughing agent.
Vaasa – the work of Vaasa and madhuyashti is similar and both work as anti- asthmatic herbs. This herb also provides relief in destroying mucus and cough.
Anantmool – this herb is best in curing breathing disorders and provide better results in asthmatic conditions. The whole plant of Anantmool is a medicine and all its parts such as leaves, stem and roots provide relief in this situation.
Asthma is an incurable disease the only way to prevent it is are the herbal medicines. Herbal medicines are the best because they do not put extra effort on the body and are economical as well.
Praanrakshak churna is an effective remedy for the patients of asthma and additional respiratory disorders. It is anti-bacterial and antiseptic and provides relief from cough. This blend is made using Shirish, mulethi, Anantmool, Dalchini etc. This product can be used by the patients of any age group because it is safe enough to consume.
Tulsi has magical powers that prevent asthma and its symptoms. It directs focus on the lungs and helps in breaking the mucus accumulation. These capsules are when mixed with the above mentioned medicines provide ultimate results in asthma. Regular use of Tulsi capsules builds the immune organization of the body in a better way.
These Herbs are combined with a form of a package which is helpful in treating asthma
Dr. Vikram Chauhan is an Ayurvedic practitioner based in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of ancient healing treatment Ayurveda, not only in India but also abroad. Dr. Vikram has conducted many seminar and workshop on herbal treatment in various nations.