Jul 2022

There is a very old saying that, "As long as there is breath, there is hope"... don't let this hope of your life get you down with asthma and take advantage of the Panchakarma system of Ayurveda.
Asthma is a lung disease that causes difficulty in breathing. This disease involving the airways within the lungs. In asthma, the airways become swollen and constrict. Air moves in and out of the lungs through these airways i.e. bronchial tubes and in asthma these airways remain swollen.
When this swelling increases and causes the muscles around the airways to tighten, symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and chest tightness occur with difficulty in breathing.

Cough produces phlegm from the lungs but it is very difficult to bring it out. Many people want to treat asthma from the root but it is not possible due to not doing home remedies for asthma in the proper way. That is why let us know what you should do to treat asthma from the root.

Asthma in Ayurveda is called Tamak breath. It is caused by vitiation of Vata and Kapha doshas. In this, the breathing tubes are constricted, due to which there is a feeling of heaviness in the chest and a whistling sound comes on breathing. You can also do home remedies for asthma in Ayurvedic way.

Perennial Asthma
Seasonal Asthma
Allergic Asthma
Non Allergic Asthma
Occupational Asthma
During Allergic Asthma, there is an allergy to a particular thing, such as breathing in contact with dust and soil, or due to change in weather, asthma can also occur.
Non-Allergic Asthma - This occurs when someone is under a lot of stress or catches a cold or cough.
Seasonal Asthma - It is caused by pollen grains or moisture in a particular season, not throughout the year.
Occupational Asthma - This happens to people working in factories.

Difficulty in breathing
Frequent coughing.
Coughing with most seizures.
Whistling sound while breathing.
Chest tightness and heaviness.
Shortness of breath
Difficulty in coughing and inability to expel phlegm.
Blocked and dry throat.
To be restless
Increase in pulse rate.
Consumption of Tulsi - Tulsi is beneficial in controlling asthma. Asthma is controlled by cleaning basil leaves thoroughly and adding ground black pepper to them with food. Apart from this, licking basil with water and adding honey to it provides relief from asthma.
Garlic tea - Garlic is proven to be very effective in the treatment of asthma. Asthma patient boil five cloves of garlic in garlic tea or 30 ml milk and consuming this mixture daily is very beneficial in the early stages of asthma.

Banana with peel - After roasting a ripe banana with peel, after removing its peel, add ground black pepper to the pieces of banana and give it to the patient of asthma. This will give relief to the patient.

Ajwain steam - Taking steam by adding carom seeds to hot water provides relief in controlling asthma. This home remedy is extremely beneficial. Except this, take 4-5 cloves and boil them in 125 ml water for five minutes. Filter this mixture and add one spoon pure honey to it and drink it hot. Consuming this mixture two to three times in a day give good results in asthma.

Herbal tea - Asthma patients can regularly drink herbal teas made from various herbs to ease their symptoms. According to Dr Chawla, herbal tea made from a mixture of carom seeds, basil, black pepper and ginger is a better remedy for asthma patients as it eliminates phlegm.
According to ayurveda, an imbalance of vata-kapha dosha in both the respiratory tract and the digestive system is the cause of asthma. Panchakarma is an excellent Ayurvedic solution for the treatment of asthma. Through this treatment, the deformed doshas in the body are balanced and the blockage in the airways is removed.

Apart from medicines for the treatment of asthma, Panchakarma therapy is also considered important. Panchakarma means five main actions which are used after lubrication and sweating as per requirement, they are as follows-
Vomiting (Vaman) - In this process, the profuse dosha is expelled from the stomach by vomiting. In Vamana Panchakarma, a person is made to vomit by giving special medicine. Through this, excess phlegm and toxins are removed from the digestive system system and above.
Interpretation (Virachan) - The removal of profuse dosha, especially pitta dosha, is called virechana. The expulsion of the irritating dosha by virechana is not only done through the intestines or the urinary tract, but through the whole body.
Nasya - The process of giving medicated affection and powder through the nasal route is called nasya karma. The nose is considered to be the gate of the head and the medicine given through this gate brings out all the toxic substances from the head to the neck.
Settlement (Basti) - In this process the medicated oil or kwath is entered through a special device through the duct. Basti is used in all diseases from head to toe. There are mainly two types of settlements. Apart from these Panchakarma remedies that rid the body of toxins, a healthy diet, yoga, breathing exercises and natural remedies will help you lead a disease-free life.
Uro basti - Uro - means chest or thoracic cage and Vasti - means to hold thus it is the treatment in which medicated oils are poured on chest fixed duration of time a cabin constructed over the chest area using wet flour of black gram, covering the areas of heart and lungs. Uro Basti treating chest conditions mainly heart and lung disorders.

Shwasa or Shwasa krichchrata - Uro Vasti is preferred in conditions wherein patient is suffering from difficulty in breathing, dyspnea especially having its origin in lungs or heart. The causes for shwasa should be found out before administering the treatment. Conditions like dyspnea due to chronic systemic illness other than lung and heart pathology, anemia, malnutrition, etc. should be ruled out.

Sudden shortness of breath - When you find sudden shortness of breath, you
may be having: Problem with your lungs or airways like an asthma attack, pneumonia (lung inflammation) or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Heart conditions like a 'silent' heart attack, heart fibrillation, atrial fibrillation (an irregular and fast heart rate) or supra-ventricular tachycardia (regular and fast heart rate).

Vataja Kasa - Uro Vasti is preferred in conditions which have become chronic and stubborn and are not responding to any medication, in people with low respiratory immunity and people who have recurrent cough.