Asthma is a chronic disorder of lungs that is caused due to inflammation in the airways. It results in the narrowing of the airways. This happens due to the triggering of a human body including heavy exercise, emotional stress, allergens in the air, and exposure to cold air.
- Accumulation of Kapha in the airways
- Excessive intake of something cold
- The weakening of the tissues of the lung
- Consumption of food items containing kapha
- Living in a damp and cold environment, and many more
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Tightness in breathing
Ayurvedic remedies of Asthma-
The major cause of Asthma according to Ayurvedic Asthma treatment is bad digestion. When the digestive system of the human body weakens, it becomes oversensitive to pollen, dust and other elements that may result in an asthma attack.
The main focus of Ayurvedic Asthma treatment is on restoring the digestion with the help of necessary herbal treatments, lifestyle changes, and the proper diet for a person.
Here are some of the ayurvedic remedies that may help in reducing asthma and control its effects-
Ginger and Garlic Cloves
Ginger is known to be the most trusted herb when someone thinks of dealing with inflammation. Ginger is also known as one of the majorly used herbs when someone wants relief from pain. If someone adds ginger to isoproterenol (a type of medication for asthma), the bronchodilating effects are enhanced.
How to use ginger and garlic cloves-
If you want relief from chest pain and majorly asthma, the best way for the intake of ginger and garlic cloves is mixing 2 to 3 crushed cloves of garlic with a half cup of ginger tea. It could be an effective ayurvedic remedy that would help in releasing the Kapha accumulation in the airways. Hence, it could prevent asthma attacks.
Advantages of ginger and garlic cloves-
Ginger is a potent antioxidant that has analgesic properties and anti-inflammatory properties and it may give relief to asthma-related problems.
Garlic is also a major herb for treating asthma. One can use it as a flavour enhancer in some of the savoury dishes.
2. Ginger and Turmeric powder
As mentioned above, we all know the advantages and usage of ginger that how it can be effective when it comes to the treatment of asthma.
How to use ginger and turmeric powder-
The most effective way to intake ginger and turmeric powder is by making a quick tea of ginger and turmeric. However, you can take it in an alternate way too.
You can take a glass of milk and boil it with a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger and add a half teaspoon of turmeric to it.
If you consume this ayurvedic remedy two times a day, it will definitely reduce the frequency of asthma attacks.
Advantages of ginger and turmeric powder
The anti-asthmatic properties of both ginger and turmeric help in reducing the problem of asthma. Moreover, both elements reduce inflammation. Being an anti-oxidant, it is easier for both elements to cure asthma.
3. Vitamin C and Vitamin D foods
One major cause of asthma in children and adults is noticed due to the lack in Vitamin C and Vitamin D. However, if someone is suffering from asthma, these nutrients can help in reducing it. Decreased lung functions (the major cause of asthma) is associated with low levels of Vitamin D.
How to use these nutrients
Natural sunlight is a pure source of Vitamin D. You should try to get efficient sunlight every morning so that your body can make up the deficient amount of Vitamin D and also add some if needed.
If you want to intake sufficient amount of Vitamin C, you should consume such foods that contain Vitamin C. Some of the foods are guava, green vegetables, amla, oranges, papaya, tomato, etc.
Advantages of these nutrients
Vitamin D reduces the malfunctioning that is caused due to lungs. Both the nutrients decrease the inflammatory responses in the airways. They also help in decreasing the spasms of the bronchial passages.
4. Licorice and Ginger
The name for Licorice in Hindi is Mulethi. Licorice is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing asthma rapidly. The uses and advantages of ginger are stated above.
How to use Licorice and ginger
If you want to intake licorice and ginger in an effective way, you should drink its tea that is made by mixing half a teaspoon of ginger and half teaspoon of licorice. It will help in managing and its related symptoms.
Advantages of licorice and ginger
The advantages of ginger are already discussed in the above sections.
If we talk about licorice, it has many advantages that help in curing asthma. It eases coughing and congestion. It soothes swollen airways and acts as an anti-inflammatory substance.
5. Bay leaf
The common use of bay leaf is cooking. The major advantage of bay leaf is that it helps in reducing the digesting issues and thus helps in curing asthma. The respiratory conditions are also improved if someone used bay leaf.
How to use bay leaf
If you intake a mixture of one teaspoon of honey, 1/4th teaspoon of pippali, and half teaspoon of bay leaf 2 to 3 times a day, it will definitely help in reducing the chronic symptoms of asthma.
Advantages of bay leaf
As mentioned above, there are many advantages of bay leaf. It acts as a good anti-inflammatory substance, it treats respiratory conditions, improves the health of heart, helps in preventing cancer and many more.
Other home remedies for curing asthma
- You should consume cumin seeds by boiling it in water and inhaling the steam. It will help in reducing the attacks of asthma
- Take 5 gm of black pepper, ginger, clove, cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon, and 30 gm of sugar. Grind the mixture properly, take half teaspoon of the powder and add honey to it. Mix the mixture properly and intake the mixture twice a day. It will also help in curing asthma.
In a nutshell
The above provided were some of the methods and general ayurvedic home remedies that will help you to cure asthma and other breathing problems.
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