Category: Asthma & Allergies

Ayurvedic Herbs For Asthma As An Alternate To Nebulizer

Introduction

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease of lungs in which airways become narrow, leading to difficulty in breathing. It can affect people of any age group but mainly starts in childhood. It is characterized by – difficulty in breathing, cough, and wheezing. It can also be related to an allergic condition where there is

Presence of any allergen in the air. Asthma requires proper medication in association with some preventive measures.

asthma symptoms

Nebulizer in Asthma

If Asthma is not relieved by medications then nebulizer is the next option. In an acute asthmatic attack, a nebulizer can be used but its effect is for a short period of time so it is only for temporary treatment. Nebulizer is a type of inhaler that contains asthma medications in the form of mist, which is having a mouthpiece through which the medicine directly goes into your lungs.

Nebulizer mainly contains bronchodilators in the form of – Albuterol, Ipratropium bromide and Levalbuterol are beta-2 agonists that are used for temporary relief and their long term use can result in various complications. Budesonide is a steroidal medicine used in a nebulizer, It can cause hoarseness of voice and fungal infection of mouth called oral thrush. Long term use of Steroids can result in organ damage like liver failure, kidney failure. So Steroids used in Nebulizer are very harmful to our bodies.

Complications Due To Long Term Use of Nebulizer

A nebulizer is only for short time relief, its long term use can result in organ damage. Because we need to adjust the doses of the medicines used in Nebulizer, according to the patient’s need. Sometimes high doses are needed which can be very harmful. So Nebulizer should be used only for temporary relief.

Its long term use can result in the following complications

  • Weight gain mainly puffiness of face is seen
  • Osteoporosis, muscle weakness, hair loss, easy bruising
  • Blood in sputum, Cataract, Glucauma
  • Mood changes, Headache
  • High Blood pressure, Diabetes, suppression of adrenal glands

Ayurvedic Perspective of Asthma

According to Ayurveda, asthma is a “Swas rog” which occurs due to imbalance between vata, and kapha dosha and it mainly occurs due to our improper diet, Deranged kapha and vitiated Pranvayu. When vitiated Pranvayu and deranged kapha gets combine, they result in respiratory system obstruction, which is called “Pranvahasrotasa”, resulting in “Swas Rog”.

Ayurvedic Herbs by Planet Ayurveda for Asthma as an Alternate to Nebulizer

Planet Ayurveda offers Asthma care Pack for the Treatment of Asthma. These herbal remedies are prepared by using best quality herbs and are prepared under direct supervision of MD Ayurvedic Doctors by strictly following the principles of Ayurveda. These all remedies are natural, pure and vegetarian in nature. They do not contain any chemical or preservative and are safe to use for prolonged period of time and not having any side effect.

Ayurvedic Medicine for Asthma

Asthma Treatment

Asthma Care Pack By Planet Ayurveda

Asthma care pack is powerful natural combination of products by Planet Ayurveda for Asthma. It contains mainly three ingredients – Aller-G Care, Tulsi capsules and Praanrakshak churna.

Product description is as follows

1. Aller-G-Care

These are in the form of capsules. These capsules are the combination of best known herbs like – Ashwagandha, Neem, Shirish and Haridra.

DOSAGE – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

BENEFITS – Each component serves individual benefit

A. Ashwagandha

  • It is very potent herb used in Ayurvedic system.

Ancient Verse about Ashwagandha

Reference – Bhavprakash nighantu, edition of 2010: Verse 189-190, Page no- 393-394.

Meaning – Ashwagandha, Balda, Varda, Hyahriya, Vrahkarni, Baji and Kushtgandhini. Two synonyms of Ashwagandha are – Hyagandha and Bajigandha. Its potency is hot with astringent and bitter taste. It is a good energy provider. It enhances the spermatogenesis. It is very useful in leucoderma, inflammation, manages vata and kapha doshas and is very helpful in treating emaciation.

  • It has anti-ageing property.
  • It has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory property
  • It helps in reducing stress and cholesterol.
  • It is beneficial in allergies, heart problems, inflammation and infections due to its natural rejuvenating property .

B. Neem

  • It is very useful in allergies and infections.
  • It is a powerful disinfectant
  • It is a very good gum cleaner so useful in halitosis and oral infections
  • It is anti-bacterial in nature.

C. Shirish

in Ayurveda, Shirish is called as “Vish-ghan” which means removing toxins from the body. Here the word toxin stands for accumulation of toxins in the body due to imbalanced vata, pitta and kapha doshas.

D. Haridra

  • It is also called Turmeric, very useful in allergies and rhinitis.
  • It has anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and antiseptic property
  • It is useful in Skin problems like pimples, acne, inflammation and skin rashes.

2. TULSI CAPSULES

This is a powerful natural product by Planet Ayurveda in the form of capsules. They are combination of pure herb Tulsi.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

Benefits

  • It has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory property
  • is useful in respiratory conditions like Rhinitis and Sinusitis
  • It is very useful in decreasing stress and emotional imbalance.
  • It is known as “Holy Basil” which means it is a very Holy plant in India.

3. Praanrakshak Churna

It is a powerful natural product by Planet Ayurveda which is a combination of various herbs like – Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylinca) 20gm, Shirish (Albezzia lebbok) 40gm, kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum) 40gm, Mulethi (Glycerrhiza glabra) 10mg, Annathmool (Typhlora Asthmatica) 40mg, Bharangi (Clerodandrum Serritum) 10mg and Vaasa (Adhtoda vasica) 40gm.

DOSAGE – 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after meals.

BENEFITS – The herbs kantakri, Bharangi and Shirish have anti-histaminic property so are useful in acute and chronic asthmatic attacks

Note

  • All these herbs are very useful in treating allergy and asthma
  • Mucous plugs are formed in respiratory diseases, so these herbs break those mucous plugs thus help in curing respiratory diseases.

Causes of Sarcoidosis and How it is treated with Ayurveda

INTRODUCTION

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease affecting multiple organs, particularly the lungs and the liver. It is mainly diagnosed by the presence of non-caseating (non-necrotizing) granulomas in the cells of lungs or the other organs involved The clinical outcome of sarcoidosis varies among patients. In half of the patients, it occurs within a few years of diagnosis and in the remaining patients, the chronic disease develops that lasts for decades.

What are the Causes of Sarcoidosis

The main cause is unknown to the development of this disease. However, some infectious or non-infectious environmental agents may trigger inflammation in a genetically sensitive host. So, it is more of a susceptibility disorder. It is seen in recent researches that women are slightly more susceptible than men.

It is seen, the family history of sarcoidosis predisposes the development of granulomas in the next generations.

CLINICAL SYMPTOMS:

The patient may be asymptomatic and diagnosed with the disease on general screening of the chest. Or may presents with severe symptoms such as organ failure.

LUNGS SYMPTOMS:

  • Cough
  • Dyspnoea
  • Shortness of breath

SKIN SYMPTOMS:

  • Erythema nodosum
  • Maculopapular lesions
  • Hyper and hypopigmentation
  • Keloids
  • Subcutaneous nodules

The diagnostic feature is involvement of the bridge of the nose, the area beneath the eyes, and the cheeks

Sarcoidosis Symptoms

EYES SYMPTOMS:

  • Anterior Uveitis (Swelling of eye tissue)
  • Retinitis (Swelling of the retina)
  • Photophobia
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased tearing
  • Blindness, in undiagnosed cases
  • Dry eyes

LIVER SYMPTOMS:

  • Elevated alkaline phosphatase and transaminase levels
  • Elevated bilirubin level in advanced liver disease.

KIDNEY SYMPTOMS:

  • Hypercalcemia or hypercalciuria
  • Nephritis

NERVOUS SYMPTOMS:

  • Seizures
  • Cognitive changes

HEART SYMPTOMS:

  • Arrhythmias

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS:

  • Muscle pain
  • Pain in joints

GENERAL SYMPTOMS:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss

DIAGNOSTIC FINDINGS/ LABORATORY FINDINGS

Chest roentgenogram is the most commonly used tool to assess lung involvement in sarcoidosis. It helps to classify the involvement of lungs into four stages, with stages 1 and 2 having hilar and paratracheal adenopathy.

  • PET scan to differentiate sarcoidosis granulomas from malignancy.
  • Serum levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)
  • Biopsy to confirm the type of cells

DO’S AND DON’T’S

  1. A healthy lifestyle that includes yoga, exercise, walk or meditation should be practiced.
  2. A healthy diet must be taken including foods that reduce inflammation or that do not promote inflammation.
  3. Must include plenty of fruits and vegetables in meals.
  4. Should include food items that act as antioxidants in diet such as tomatoes, bell peppers.
  5. Choose fish or chicken over meat
  6. Eat foods high in magnesium such as bananas, potatoes, soy, corn, oats, and brown rice
  7. Take plenty of liquids
  8. One should avoid refined grains, such as white bread and pasta, commercially processed and baked goods, french fries, and margarine
  9. Avoid caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol

TREATMENT:

The treatment of Sarcoidosis is solely dependent on increasing the immune power of the patient to fight with the disease. No specific treatment works 100% as the involvement of disease is not limited to the organs but includes changed genetic makeup. So, the medicines that work to improve the immune system are indicated in this disorder.

The doctors at our clinic are highly experienced in treating this disease and we have treated many difficult cases of sarcoidosis with Ayurvedic medicines. We record the patients’ signs and symptoms and carry out the proper research on the particular case to find the best combination of remedies needed in the given case.

Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of effective Ayurvedic or herbal medicines such as Sarco Care Pack for the treatment of sarcoidosis. These medicines are prepared under the guidance of experienced pharmacists and doctors, using the best quality herbs and under strict principles set in Ayurvedic mode of treatment. We follow the strict guidelines of quality and hygiene at our production area.

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Dosage

Punarnava mandur – 2 Tablets, twice a day with water after meals.

Curcumin Capsules – 2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water after meals.

Aller-G Care – 2 capsules, twice a day, with plain water after meals.

Kanchnaar Guggul- 2 tablets, thrice a day, with plain water after meals.

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Punarnava Mandur

It is made up of clinically useful herbs like Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Trivrit (Operculina turpethum), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes) etc.

PunarnavaMandoor herb’s main action is to remove toxins from the body and reduce inflammation. So, it becomes a wonderful remedy to check inflammation and treat sarcoidosis.

DOSAGE:- 2 Tablets, twice a day with water after meals.

2. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin Capsules are made up of extracts of Curcumin, the main constituent of turmeric (Curcuma longa). Curcumin stops the unusual proliferation of cells. It helps to reduce swelling and inflammation. It is a great pain reliever and inhibits the cell transformation from normal to a tumor. Curcumin capsules act as an amazing herbal remedy for the treatment of Sarcoidosis.

DOSAGE:- 2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water after meals.

3. Aller-G Care

Aller-G Care capsule is made up of Neem (Azadirachta indica), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Shirish (Albizia lebbeck) mixed in standard quantities under quality check. Aller-G Care helps in treating patients with symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, and dry cough, which are the presentation of lung symptoms of Sarcoidosis. Moreover, it helps to boost immunity.

DOSAGE:- 2 capsules, twice a day, with plain water after meals.

4. Kanchnaar Guggul

The main ingredients of Kachnaar Guggul are Kachnaar (Bauhinia variegata) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul). This helps to subside extra growths in the body, therefore it acts as wonders in Sarcoidosis. This combination has herbs such as Trikatu, Triphala, Varun Bark (Crataeva nurvala), Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), and Tejpatra (Cinnamomum tamala) in it, which helps in increasing the efficacy of this medicine.

DOSAGE:- 2 tablets, thrice a day, with plain water after meals.