Bronchitis or chronic chest infection is a type of infection wherein the passage to the lungs get infected or inflamed. When the bronchial tubes are inflamed, it can lead to building of mucus inside the walls. Owing to the presence of mucus, it becomes extremely difficult for people to breathe. Constant coughing is also another sign of chest infection.
There are two stages of bronchitis namely acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis can last up to 10 days; however, coughing may persist. Chronic bronchitis is even more severe and can last for an even longer period of time, ranging from 3 months to even 2 years or more.
Causes of Bronchitis
There can be a lot of different causes, which can lead to chronic bronchitis. Some of the common causes are as follows.
Symptoms Of Chronic Cough or Bronchitis
There are a lot of different symptoms that indicate that you are suffering from bronchitis or chronic cough. You need to keep an eye on these symptoms to analyze if bronchitis has set in.
No doubt, the symptoms can appear and disappear because chronic bronchitis has a habit of disappearing and recurring constantly.
As per the ayurvedic belief, bronchitis can be caused because of troubles in Kapha Dosha. Ayurveda believes that the main cause of this disease is because of the imbalance that is generated. It is important to be sure that the right balance of the body is restored for the sake of getting the right treatment for this disease.
Ayurveda believes that bronchitis can occur due to a mix of digestion issues, poor diet, lifestyle problems, accumulation of toxins in respiratory tract and even lowering down of the immunity of the body as well. Hence, ayurveda believes that there can be a lot of different reasons because of which the problem actually occurs.
Thus, those who believe in ayurvedic principles will tell you that any form of gross imbalance in the body is going to lead to bronchitis because it will impact the smooth flow of breathing in and out of air.
Ayurveda has a good history of offering the best treatment to those who are suffering from bronchitis. There are different kinds of herbal veggie capsules which are available to cure bronchitis or chronic cough naturally. Ayurveda believes that every person has their own body type and this is why ayurvedic treatments are very specific with different herbs.
As we have mentioned that there are different reasons which lead to bronchitis and thus the best ayurvedic clinic include the ones which will take into account the main cause and then prescribe the apt treatment. Pure herbal ayurvedic clinic, Melbourne, Australia is one such place where one can hope of finding the best experts who will administer right treatments.
Ayurvedic herbs have always been useful as far as treating the different medical problems are concerned. Even when it comes to bronchitis, there are plenty of ayurvedic herbs which will turn out to be handy.
It is considered to be one of the most effective herbs for respiratory problems. It acts both as an expectorant and even a bronchodilator. This helps in bringing almost immediate relief. Further, this churna is also useful for those who are suffering from digestion issues. As ayurveda traces bronchitis to digestive issues, this herb helps in restoring overall balance. It helps in increasing the energy balance in the body and can also aid in lessening the congestion because of sinus.
Sitopladi churna has powerful anti-oxidant properties and this polyherbal medicine is very effective in respiratory tract disorders. In a study conducted by Inder Kumar Makhija et al on the anti-oxidant properties of sitopladi churna it was found that the phenolic compounds present in its ingredients are a possible cause for its anti-oxidant nature.
Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra):
Mulethi it is perhaps one of the most versatile ayurvedic herbs and comes with a lot of different medicinal benefits. Along with having aphrodisiac properties, it also works as an expectorant and has anti viral and anti bacterial properties. Mulethi is considered to be one of the most effective herbs for different types of cough like asthma, whopping cough, sore throat, dry cough and bronchitis.
In a study conducted by Yasmeen Jahan et al, on mice to understand the medicinal properties of Glycyrrhiza glabra in the treatment of bronchitis/chronic cough, it was found that mice showed an inhibition of 35.62%, in cough on the administration of ethanol extract of glycyrrhiza glabra.
Pushkarmool (Inula racemosa):
This ayurvedic herb is an effective treatment for respiratory disorders. It helps in reducing the excessive kapha which is water from your respiratory tract and also helps in nourishment of the lung tissue. The vasodilatation property helps it in bringing relief to those who are suffering from bronchitis.
A research paper presented by Prachi Sharma and Prahlad Dube states that the root of Innula racemose is an effective herbal medicine for the diseases associated with respiratory tract as it sooths the irritated bronchial tree. Pushkarmool (Inula racemose) has anti-histaminic and bronchodilator action that makes it useful in shvasa roga.
Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia):
Giloy helps in improving the immunity of the body and thus your body will get the power to fight against different kind of infections. It also has digestive and anti inflammatory properties which means that it can cure bronchitis that occurs because of these two reasons.
When you are looking for the best ayurvedic therapy that will help in treatment of bronchitis, you can make use of the following therapies.
Panchkarma actually infers to an amalgamation of five different treatments, which will aid in complete detoxification of your body. With this therapy, the natural balance of the body is restored and all the stress and toxins affecting the doshas are successfully removed leaving the body rejuvenated. As bronchitis is believed to be caused because of imbalance in the body, this ayurvedic treatment method helps in getting relief from pain and can also aid in efficient and regular breathing as well.
As bronchitis can also be an occupational hazard, it is important to ensure that you opt for a change of lifestyle. Try and stay away from germs and things you may be allergic to. Also you should include healthy habits and make sure that you have an efficient digestive system as well.
One can reach Dr. Gurnam Saini at Pure Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic, Melbourne, Australia for specialized naturla remedies treatment of bronchitis. He has immense knowledge and expertise in this field and can offer the right kind of treatment which will cure bronchitis without any adverse side effects.
1.Yasmeen Jahan, Hefazat H Siddiqui, ‘Study Of Antitussive Potential Of Glycyrrhiza Glabra And Adhatoda Vasica Using A Cough Model Induced By Sulphur Dioxide Gas In Mice’, Research Gate, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266871130_STUDY_OF_ANTITUSSIVE_POTENTIAL_OF_GLYCYRRHIZA_GLABRA_AND_ADHATODA_VASICA_USING_A_COUGH_MODEL_INDUCED_BY_SULPHUR_DIOXIDE_GAS_IN_MICE
2.Prachi Sharma and Prahlad Debe, ‘A review on the role of an important medicinal plant Inula racemosa Hook. F. in asthma management’, International Journal of Global Science Research, Vol. 4, Issue. 2, October 2017, pp. 609-613, https://www.ijgsr.com/webadmin/uploads/ijgsr83.pdf
3.Inder Kumar Makhija, H N Aswatha Ram, C S Shreedhara, Vijay Kumar S, Raviraj Devkar, ‘In vitro antioxidant studies of Sitopaladi Churna, a polyherbal Ayurvedic formulation’, Open Access, https://www.phcogfirst.com/sites/default/files/AX_1_2_8.pdf
Dr. Gurnam Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
Panchkarma Detox Expert
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