Causes

  • Excessive intake of cold
  • Weakening of lung tissues and lung problems
  • Consuming food that aggravates Kapha
  • Consuming cold/stale food that is not digested properly and forms ama (toxins)
  • Environmental or lifestyle factors
  • Living in cold or damp environment

Symptoms

  • Wheezing
  • Cough
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in breathing

Ayurvedic Treatment

  • Ayurvedic treatment of asthma includes both symptomatic management of breathlessness, as well as improving the health of respiratory system
  • Ayurveda aims at treating asthma with the help of a change in diet and lifestyle for restoring a proper digestive system. Herbal combinations are also complimented for a quick recovery.
  • Some common herbs for asthma treatment are Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Vasaka (Adhatoda Vasica), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum), etc.

Diet and Lifestyle

  • Consume old rice (stored for more than a year), barley, kulattha, wheat, mung beans, arhar beans etc
  • Take sprouts, herbal tea, spice tea, nuts, seeds, and honey in moderate amount.
  • Heavy foods like cheese, curd, milk products, buttermilk, banana and cream and oily, fried and greasy foods should be avoided.
  • White flour, white sugar products, cold foods, cold drinks, and refrigerated drinks should be avoided.
  • Do not do excessive exercise and perform yoga and pranayam.

Home Remedies

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