Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Asthma Herbal Supplements-Diet and Home Remedies

Asthma is disease of respiratory tract disorder in which there is an obstruction of easy flow of air in lungs. Bronchial tubes are inflamed, obstructed and there is swelling in the inner surface. It is a chronic obstructive disorder of the airway of lungs. This causes breathing difficulties and wheezing. Due to exposure at work place to particular chemicals, dust asthma is becoming common these days. High risk includes occupation at mines, timber cutting, flour mills etc. There are various asthma herbal remedies which provide permanent relief from the disorder as natural remedies work on the root of the disease.

Asthma is classified depending upon-

  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Peak Respiratory Flow Rate

Asthma is of two types:

  • Atopic- Symptoms arise due to allergens.
  • Non- Atopic- Symptoms arise due to non-participated by allergens.

Asthma Herbal Supplements

Asthma according to Ayurveda:

  • Asthma is termed as Pranvaha Sroto Vikaar. It is caused by Vata prakopa and Kapha prakopa. Vata is mainly imbalanced by vitiating aahar(diet), dry foods, intake of cold water, excessive salts, heavy dinner, living in cold, dump or humid area. Kapha dosha gets imbalanced by diet and activities that leads to increase in Kapha are- heavy dietary foods, bananas, black grams, sour, non-vegetarian food.
  • As per Ayurveda, increase in Kaph dosha causes blockage of channels of respiratory system which leads to Vata dosha obstruction. This blocked Vata dosha moves in reverse direction. Vata dosha increases dryneses and the natural smooth passage of air gets disturbed. This disturbed pathway causes difficulties in breathing. There may be heavy breathing, interrupted breath, prolonged upward breathing, darkness behind the eyes.

Types of Asthma according to Ayurveda

  1. Santamak-Associated with fever and generally aggravated during night.
  2. Pratamak- due to physiological factors

Kshudra Shwasa- subsides by itself.

What are the symptoms of Asthma?

  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Coughing
  3. Wheezing
  4. Chest tightness

What are the causes of Asthma?

  1. Allergens
  2. Exercise/ Exertion- Due to heavy exercise, broncho constriction appears in the professional athletes and cyclists.
  3. Intake of aspirin for long time may induce respiratory tract disease.
  4. Alcohol is found inducing asthma in some persons.
  5. Hereditary- 40% patients have this reason for developing asthma.
  6. Intake of preserved foods
  7. Air irritants
  8. Smoke, strong odor, mosquito repellants
  9. Sudden changes in climate, trauma to chest, throat

Home Remedies to treat Asthma

  1. During attack rub nilgiri oil on chest and get fomentation, inhale mint and camphor.
  2. Boil black pepper, sunthi, cloves in water and take this decoction.
  3. Take 10 tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) leaves, add a pinch of turmeric, boil and take it.
  4. Take warm milk boiled with garlic at night before sleep.
  5. Paste of black resin, dates, long pepper, licorice must be taken with honey.
  6. Take licorice with ginger in warm water.
  7. Take a walk before sunrise for fresh air.
  8. Take a cup of fresh wheat grass juice.
  9. Nadishodhan Pranayam, deep breathing, Kapalbhati pranayam, pavanmuktaasan are recommended for asthma.

Diet for asthma Patient

  • Drink warm water
  • Avoid sour food, processed foods having preservatives, curd, rice, buttermilk, lentils, cheese, heavy foods like- bananas, over-eating.
  • Maintain a gap of an hour in between dinner and sleep.

Asthma herbal remedies:

  • There are various cases of asthma that are successfully cured by Planet Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda offers uniqueAsthma herbal remedies which help to cure asthma naturally.
  • The allergies are usually caused due to imbalace in Vata(air) and Pitta(fire) . The imbalance in Air and Fire element lead to all types of allergies. The major principle of treatment of Allergy in Ayurveda is alleviation of Vata and expulsion of pitta from the system and restoring the balance

Asthma Herbal Supplements-Planet Ayurveda

Asthma Herbal Supplementsk

  • Curcumin
  • Tulsi
  • Praanrakshak Churna
  • Aller-G care.

Dosage:

  1. Tulsi capsules – 2 capsules thrice daily
  2. Curcumin Capsules – capsules thrice daily
  3. Allerg-G care capsules – 2 capsules thrice daily
  4. Praanrakshak Churna – 1-2 teaspoonful thrice, with plain water after meals

Product Description:

  • Praanrakshak Churna– It is a classical combination of special Anti-Allergy herbs. It is useful for all types of allergies and asthma.
  • Tulsi Capsules– Tulsi is worshipped all over india for its healing properties. It is an age old herbal remedy for cough, sore throat, allergies. People chew leaves of this herb to combat infection and cough. It’s very effective in viral flu, influenza and other acute respiratory tract infections. Tulsi has been found to be very effective herbal remedy for asthma as well.
  • Curcumin Capsules– It gives relief in asthma and even acts as a preventive measure for the further attacks. 2 Capsules twice daily are excellent herbal remedy for allergy of any type.
  • Aller-G Care pack of Planet Ayurveda is a blend of unique anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic herbs. Aller-G contains extracts of Haridra(Curcuma longa), Neem, Shirish and Ashwgandha. These herbs are helpful in controlling acute and chronic asthma conditions.
  • Aller-G Care– This product of Planet Ayurveda is useful in all types of allergies including pollen allergy.
  • Aller-G care capsules of Planet Ayurveda is purely a herbal formulation without any chemicals added to it. The ingredients are frequently used in Ayurvedic system of medicine since 5,000 B.C. without any side effects.

Herbs in Aller-G Care:

Herbs Used

  1. Haridra   Curcuma longa Extract      150 mg
  2. Neem           Azadirachta Indica     Extract    150 mg
  3. Shirish    Albezzia Lebbock      Extract    100 mg
  4. Ashwagandha   Withania Somnifera    Extract    100 mg

Other ailments like Chronic Rhinitis and Chronic Sinusitis also respond very well to this herbal formulation. Increased Eosinophils (allergic eosinophilea) responds very well to our Aller-G Care product. It can be used alone or with Pran rakshak Churna for added advantage, without any side effects. It does not have any contradictions nor does it have any side effects. It is a totally natural product for asthma and various other allergies.

All the products of Planet Ayurveda are safe, pure and effective. Chronic disease like asthma and all allergies can be completely cured by herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda along with the recommended diet and by adopting some changes in lifestyle.

Water Retention (Fluid Retention) – Ayurvedic treatment

Shvathu’ is Ayurvedic name for Edema. Ayurveda explains that three energies – Vata, Pitta and Kapha are very essential for a healthy body. ‘Shvathu’ (Edema) which according to Ayurveda happens due to disturbed balance of all the three energies Vata, Pitta and Kapha

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Water retention

Fluid Retention or water Retention is swelling that occurs in the body due to the excess fluid accumulation. It is also known by other name called Oedema. The swelling may occur in any part of the body or it may be general, all depends upon the cause. Fluid retention commonly manifested by swelling in feet and lower legs, but swelling may possibly be in arms, hands, face, or other areas of the body also.

Causes of Fluid Retention

  • Fluid retention may be result of illness like that of Heart problems such as heart failure etc. or Kidney failure, cirrhosis of the liver or an underactive thyroid.
  • Intake of high amount of salt.
  • Certain drugs may be the reason which include medication for high blood pressure, corticosteroids and NSAIDS etc.
  • Burns where skin holdsthe fluid and swelling happens in response to burn injuries.
  • standing for long periods of time
  • Body’s reaction to hot weather tends the body to be less effectivein eliminating fluid from tissues in the summer months
  • Sometimes dietary deficiencies such as insufficient protein or vitamin B1.
  • Inactivity in routine results in accumulation of fluid in the feet and legs.
  • In Pregnancy hormones encourage the body to hold onto excess fluid.
  • Hormones associated with menstrual cycle.
  • Weakened valves in the veins of the legs cause chronic venous insufficiency.

Symptoms of Fluid Retention

Anyone affected by the condition of edema may experience the following symptoms:

  • Swelling in the affected parts of the body.
  • Puffiness occurs and gives the feeling of a heaviness.
  • Skin gives shiny, tight, or stiff appearance.
  • Indentation develops on pressing the skin.
  • Feeling that clothes, shoes, rings, or watches are too tight.
  • This results in unexpected or fast gain in the weight within few days.
  • Stiffness in the joints may also occurs.
  • Decreased flexibility of the joints in the arms and legs, such as the ankles, wrists, and fingers
  • Reduction in the amount of urine.
  • Commonly affected parts are Feet, ankles and hands.
  • Pain may also be felt in the affected parts.

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Natural remedies for water retention

1. Punarnava Capsules

Punarnava Capsules are pure herbal product of Planet Ayurveda that are very efficient natural remedy for water retentionor say edema. It can naturally reduce the swelling and inflammation due to any reason.

Punarnava holds diuretic properties andhas ability to strengthen the body making it able to remove fluids outside. It is formulated by the use of pure extract of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa).

Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) Punarnava is a potent herb that possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Its roots act as diuretic agent, reduce swelling and accumulated fluid in the body. This is atremendous herbal remedy for fluid retention.

DOSE:– 2 Tablets twice, daily with plain water after meals.

2. Punarnava Mandoor

Punarnava mandur is a traditional ayurvedic tablets having beneficial properties to remove toxins from the blood and arenatural diuretic. This herbal product is helpful in relieving the symptoms of ascites, renal failure, liver failure, fluid accumulation, swelling, puffy eyes, and many other problems related with accumulation of fluid in the body tissues.

INGREDIENTS:-

  1. Boerhaavia diffusa (Punarnava): The roots of this amazing herb are diuretic, can reduce swelling and accumulated fluid. It is good natural remedy to act against fluid retention.
  2. Zingiber officinale (Shunti): Shunti is a useful herbin reducing swelling around joints and even good natural agent to reduce the fluid accumulation.
  3. Piper longum (Pippali): Useful in alleviating inflammations. Itlessensthe complete swelling and fluid accumulation.
  4. Piper nigrum (Maricha): This herb is carminative in nature. Effective in easingthe pain. Efficient herb natural diureticthat benefits indecreasing swelling and inflammation.
  5. Emblica officinalis (Amalaki): Herb which is natural to cause diuresis.
  6. Terminalia chebula (Haritaki): Herb with property to act as natural diuretic.
  7. Piper chaba (Chavya):It also act as natural diuretic that can reduce swelling and inflammation in the body.
  8. Curcuma longa (Haridra): Haridra is potent herb to help in reduction of swelling, pedal edema and even useful to get rid of excessive fluid accumulation.
  9. Embelia ribes (Vidanga): Good Natural diuretic
  10. Plumbago zeylanica (Chitrak Mool): Herb that has features to reduceswelling, inflammation, and lower the fluid accumulation.
  11. Ferric oxide calx (Mandoor Bhasma): This ingredientcan remove toxins from the blood as well can reduce edema, swelling around joint, fluid accumulation in the feet, heart and other parts of the body.

3. Water ex Tablets

Water Ex Tablets are proficient herbal formulation of Planet Ayurvedathat are potent to sustain the water balance of the body. These are purely natural tablets that work as natural remedy for fluid Retention by providing reliefto a person from the problem of water retention.

This Herbal product isformed making use of standardized extracts of three most remarkable herbs that altogether has made it a perfect ayurvedic treatment of water retention.

Herbs are:

  • Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa): Punarnava herb is cool in nature and is a natural diuretic checking fluid retention in the body. It can reduce swelling in several parts of the body in edema and can evenmanage the symptoms of swollen joints due to fluid retention.
  • Varuna (Crataeva nurvala): Useful herb that help to remove excess of fluids in the body and thus providing relief from the swelling in water retention.
  • Gokshura (Tribulus terristeris): Gokshura is also a natural diuretic that can remove additional fluid from the body. Effectively reduce swelling occuring due to fluid accumulation.

Amalgamation of these herbs have formed this product an excellent natural remedy for water retention in a healthy and natural way.

DOSE: 2 Tablets twice daily with water after meals

4. Trinapanchmool Ghan Vati

Trinapanchmool Ghan Vati is a natural product that can manage the water retention in the body. This herbal preparation deals with edema like swelling in legs, hands, arms, ankle and feet. It is blended with following useful herbs

Ingredients:

  • Kush (Desmostachya bipinnata)
  • Darbh (Imperata cylindrica)
  • Kaas (Saccharum spontaneum)
  • Saar (Saccharum munja)
  • Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum)

Dosage – 2 tablets twice or thrice daily after half an hour of meal with plain water.