Tamaka Swasa is a term used in ayurveda for bronchial asthma. However, it is caused by vitiation all three humors, but Vata and kapha are predominant in bronchial asthma.
According to ayurveda, the common causes may include but not limited to, excessive use of beans, raw milk, black grams, sour curd, excess salt and aquatic animal food. Dry and heavy diet may also a cause of bronchial asthma. Other factors are excess cold, cold bath, excess sunbath, excessive exercise, etc.
Ayurvedic texts have mentioned numerous natural remedies used traditionally to treat bronchial asthma.
Ayurvedic treatment of bronchial asthma involves the use of ayurvedic medicines, organic herbs and dietary & lifestyle changes.
These are some of the commonly used herbs traditionally in ayurveda for asthmatic conditon:
Puskarmool (Inula racemosa)
According to a research done by Pooja Khurana et al, Pushkarmool may be a useful herb in the treatment of asthma. It has anti-histaminic and bronchodilator action. The main alkaloid in the oil derived from the root of this plant is alantolactone, that has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Pushkarmool has ushna, virya and vatakaphahara properties which is the main dosha in bronchial asthma.
Pippali or long pepper acts as a stimulant for respiratory and digestive systems and may offer rejuvenating effects on lungs. The roots of this herb can be used to treat respiratory infections. Consumption of this powdered herb along with honey can provide relief from cough and cold.
Licorice (glycyrrhiza glabra)
It helps in eliminating kapha from stomach and helps to clear out the phlegm in bronchial tubes and lungs. However, you should not use this herb, if you are having hypertension.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Ginger acts as a natural expectorant. It is used since ancient times to treat several respiratory infections and helps control bronchial asthma attacks. Freshly grated ginger, along with little turmeric can be added in milk while boiling. You may have it twice every day to get some relief from the asthma.
It helps clear kapha from stomach and clear phlegm from lungs. Half spoon of cinnamon powder and a little honey can be consumed twice a day may help to move the phlegm.
Nagar (Nut grass, Cyperus rotundus)
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
It is known as a rasayana (rejuvenating) herb. This herb helps to boost body immunity.
Turmeric has medicinal properties, which may help treat respiratory disorders. Anti- purulent as well as anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric may help treat cough, cold and other respiratory infections.
It is yet another spice which helps treat cough and cold. Add a pinch of black pepper, turmeric and ginger in milk and boil it for few minutes. You can drink it twice a day to reduce the phlegm in lungs as well as in cold and cough.
In addition to ayurvedic treatment, yoga can also help in bronchial asthma for improving lung capacity. Breathing exercises can help promote optimum health of lungs and strengthen respiratory system. Yoga posture that may be beneficial in asthma are Nadi Shodhan pranayama (Alternate nostril breathing technique), Kapal Bhati pranayama (Skull shining breathing technique), Ardha Matsyendrasana (Sitting half spinal twist), Pavanamuktasana (Wind relieving pose), Setu Bandhasana (Bridge pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra pose), Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-facing dog pose), Badhakonasana (Butterfly pose), Poorvottanasana (Upward plank pose) and Shavasana (Corpse pose).
Most of the people only rely on medications to get relief from the symptoms of bronchial asthma. You can also make few changes in your lifestyle to maintain your health by lessening the possibilities of asthma attack.
Avoid exposure to asthma triggering elements
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Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.
1. Pooja Khurana, Vikas Saroch, Amitabh Singh, ‘ROLE OF PUSHKARMOOL IN THE ASTHMA MANAGEMENT: A CONCEPTUAL STUDY’, Research Gate, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281366533_ROLE_OF_PUSHKARMOOL_IN_THE_ASTHMA_MANAGEMENT_A_CONCEPTUAL_STUDY_PG_scholar_2_HOD_Kayachikitsa_department
2. Ladde Shivakumar, Shalam, ‘A SHORT REVIEW ON MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA THROUGH ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES’, International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research, Int. J. LifeSc. Bt & Pharm. Res. 2012, https://www.ijlbpr.com/papers/ijlbpr_02.pdf
3. Ranjita Prasad, Rahul Dev Lavania, Manvi, Rajiv Gupta, ‘Role of Herbs in the Management of Asthma’, Research Gate, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/202282426_Role_of_Herbs_in_the_Management_of_Asthma
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