Category: Allergy

Alternative Treatment for Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)

Abstract

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a kind of lung disorder that affects some people who are allergic to a fungus called Aspergillus (generally Aspergillus fumigatus). ABPA can potentially damage the lungs because it can lead to Bronchiectasis, a condition that can cause airway inflammation and obstruction. ABPA can be effectively managed in a safe and timely manner with the help of herbal products available from Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company.

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA): Introduction (الحساسية داء الرشاشيات القصبي الرئوي)

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) is a fungal infection of the lungs. The condition is essentially an allergic reaction resulting from a hypersensitive response of the body’s immune system to the fungus Aspergillus (commonly called mold) which is found in the environment. The Aspergillus fungus is usually found in the soil, dust, dead leaves, water, compost piles, and marijuana, as well as in certain foods and ground spices. The spores of the fungus are extremely small particles that can float in the air. The spores can be inhaled from the air by many people but without any health problems. However, in people affected by ABPA, the spores of Aspergillus fungus (normally Aspergillus fumigates) trigger an allergic reaction due to which the immune system overreacts to the fungus, thereby resulting in lung inflammation.

Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Bronchopulmonary

The exaggerated response of the immune system to Aspergillus fungus mostly occurs in people suffering from asthma, chronic infections, or cystic fibrosis. ABPA can lead to tightening of airway muscles (bronchospasm) because of airway inflammation which dilates the airways. The condition can also result in mucus buildup which can cause cough and breathing problems. Over a period of time, ABPA can cause damage to sensitive lung tissues, and can even lead to scarring.

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA): Symptoms

Some of The Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) are

  • Frequent coughing
  • Episodic wheezing
  • Thick sputum production
  • Brown-colored mucus plugs in cough
  • Blood in cough (hemoptysis)
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty in doing exercise
  • Fatigue
  • General weakness
  • Chest pain
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Recurrent infection or fever.

Symptoms of ABPA

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA): Treatment(علاج داء الرشاشيات القصبي الرئوي التحسسي)

 

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)

Treatment of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

The conservative treatment of Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) involves the use of anti-fungal medications, anti-inflammatory drugs (corticosteroids), and antibiotics. These treatments are chiefly aimed at controlling severe inflammation, restricting the progress of lung damage, and maintaining the normal functioning of the lungs.

Planet Ayurveda offers ‘ABPA care pack’ for natural management of the condition. The pack includes the following herbal products:

1. Curcumin Capsules(فوائد الكركمين)

Curcumin – a key active compound of Turmeric herb (Curcuma Longa) – is used for the preparation of these capsules. Turmeric is known for its proven medicinal significance, especially its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Patients suffering from ABPA can benefit from the use of Curcumin capsules because of the ability of the capsules to manage respiratory conditions, reduce inflammation, treat allergies, enhance immunity, cure infections, relieve congestion, and manage muscular disorders.

Dosage: 1 capsules, two times a day.

2. Praanrakshak Churna

The preparation of this churna – herbal powder – involves the use of several potent anti-allergy herbs.

The Herbs Include

  • Bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum)
  • Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)Kantakari
  • (Solanum xanthocarpum)
  • Shirish (Albizia lebbeck)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  • Vaasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Anantmool (Tylophora asthmatica)

The use of this churna is beneficial for ABPA patients because herbal components can treat chronic allergies, chronic bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, asthma, and respiratory tract infections. The churna can effectively treat breathlessness and other breathing problems, and ensure healthy lung function.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful, two times a day.

3. Bronco Plan Syrup

This syrup is an excellent herbal formulation for managing respiratory disorders. The syrup is prepared from a combination of some powerful herbs including

  • Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  • Pipali (Piper longum)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Madhuyashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  • Vasaka (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Kakarshring (Pistacia integerrima
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
  • Brihad Ela (Amomum subulatum)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  • Lavang (Syzygium aromaticum)
  • Kasmard (Cassia occidentalis)
  • Putiha (Mentha piperita)
  • Nilgiri oil (Vitex negundo).

The use of the syrup is beneficial in managing ABPA symptoms because of the ability of the herbal ingredients to strengthen the respiratory system, treat asthma, improve airflow to the lungs, soothe the respiratory passages, manage bronchitis, boost immunity, and treat chronic cough and allergies.

Dosage: Two teaspoonfuls, two times a day.

4. Vasaka Capsules

For preparing these capsules, a standardized extract of Vasaka herb (Adhatoda vasica) is used. The herb is known for its anti-asthmatic, bronchodilatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties.

These capsules are beneficial for ABPA patients because the capsules can keep the immune system healthy, support healthy lungs, manage inflammatory swellings, treat skin disorders, and support good intestinal health.

Dosage: One capsule, two times a day.

5. Brahmi Chyawanprash

Brahmi Chyawanprash is a jam-like health supplement which is prepared from a combination of some extremely potent herbs, including Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Amla (Emblica officinalis), and several other herbs. The herbal components of this herbal product are widely known for their ability to improve overall health and well-being.

The regular use of Brahmi Chyawanprash is extremely beneficial for ABPA patients because the product can relieve respiratory problems, enhance the nervous system, manage chronic inflammation, rejuvenate the body, promote mental health, and manage the degenerative changes undergone by the body.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful, two times a day.

6. Tulsi Capsules(فوائد أوراق تولسي)

A standardized extract of Tulsi herb (Ocimum sanctum) is used for preparing these capsules. The herb is considered a natural immuno-modulator; and can effectively manage cancers, auto-immune disorders, diabetes, allergies, chronic sinusitis, and chronic rhinitis.

People affected by ABPA can benefit from the use of Tulsi capsules because of the ability of the herb to strengthen the immune system, manage respiratory conditions, treat chest pain, manage chronic infections, eliminate the negative effect of environmental toxins, and provide bioavailable antioxidants, calcium, and vitamins A and C to the body.

Dosage: One capsule, two times a day.

Conclusion

Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products for managing Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) are 100% pure and natural formulations, prepared from herbs mentioned in Ayurvedic texts. The preparation of the products does not involve the use of any chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors, starch, yeast, binders, fillers, or additives. The products are completely safe to use. Nonetheless, it is advised that patients suffering from ABPA should use the products under the guidance of an expert Ayurveda Practitioner.

How to treat oral thrush naturally?

Amavisha.

Meaning: As per this shloka, a person who indulges in taking incompatible foods, excessive foods, overeating develops amadosha which is similar to poison. Hence, it is also called Amavisha.

(Reference: AstangaHridayaSutrasthanam, Chapter No. 8, Shlok No. 13 & 14)

As per Ayurveda aspect:

    • In Ayurveda, candidiasis is considered as the deficient digestion or agnimandya. Agnimandya occurs due to the accumulation of toxins in the bloodstream which causes toxicity and results in the development of various health issues. It usually occurs at the seat of Vatadosha in the lower part of the digestive tract. As the ama gets accumulated in the large and small intestines which inhibits the normal flora from proliferating.

Three doshas that are responsible for candidiasis are explained below:

Vatadosha:

  • It mainly occurs due to the excessive intake of sweet, bitter and pungent, wheat dairy and high protein rich diet items.

Pitta dosha:

  • IT occurs due to the intake of spicy, sour, pungent and acidic foods.

Kaphadosha:

  • Kaphadosha is aggravated due to the intake of oily, heavy and cold food items. Sleeping immediately after the overeating also generates ama in the body.

oral thrush treatment

As per modern aspect:

  • Oral thrush is also known as oral candidiasis in which the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of the mouth. Candida is present as a normal organism in the mouth but sometimes due to the overgrowth, it can cause various symptoms. It causes creamy white lesions in the tongue or inner part of the cheeks. It may also spread to the roof of the mouth gums, tonsils or back of the throat.

How oral thrush can be caused?

  • Generally, the immune system works to repel the harmful invading organisms such as bacteria, fungi or virus while maintaining a balance between good or bad microbes that inhabits the body. But in some of the cases, these protective mechanisms fail and there is an increase in the number of candida fungi and allows the oral infection to take hold.

Here are some risk factors that increase the chances of oral thrush:

  • Weak immune system: It is likely to occur in infants and older adults due to the weak immune system. Some medical conditions suppress the immune system such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, organ transplant, etc.
  • Diabetes: If the blood sugar is not under control or the diabetes mellitus remains untreated then the saliva contains a large number of sugars which encourages the candida growth.
  • Vaginal yeast infections: Vaginal yeast infections are caused due to the fungus that causes oral thrush.
  • Medications: Medications such as prednisolone, inhaled corticosteroids, or antibiotics disturbs the natural balance of microorganisms in the body which increase the risk of oral thrush.
  • Other oral conditions: Wearing dentures mainly the upper dentures or other conditions that cause dry mouth increases the risk of oral thrush.

Other common causes are:

  • Use of antibiotics for a longer period of time or at a high dose.
  • Having poor oral hygiene
  • Dry mouth due to a medication or any medical condition.
  • Smoking
  • Having radiotherapy or chemotherapy for treating cancer.

Babies or elder people are a high risk of developing oral thrush or people with some other conditions such as vitamin B12 deficiency or iron deficiency or underactive thyroid.

What are the symptoms of oral thrush?

In the early stages, oral thrush may not cause any symptoms but when the infection gets worse one or more symptoms of the following may develop:

White or yellow colored patches of bumps in the inner part of the cheeks, tongue, gums, tonsils or lips.

  • Burning sensation in the mouth
  • Slight bleeding if the gumsare scraped
  • Cotton-like sensation in the mouth
  • Dry and cracked skin at corners of the mouth
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • The bitter taste of mouth or loss of taste
  • In some of the cases, it can affect the esophagus though this is uncommon.

ORAL THRUSH CARE PACK

How oral thrush can be treated naturally?

  • Planet Ayurveda is one of the most fast-growing Ayurvedic clinics of India that has come up with a wonderful combination of herbal remedies which manages the symptoms related to oral thrush which is oral thrush care pack.
  • These This pack is prepared from the pure, authentic and best quality herbs that strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. These are free from additives, chemicals, fillers, and preservatives. These are purely vegetarian and are not tested on animals.

Gandhak Rasayana:

  • Gandhak Rasayana is made from the shuddhgandhak (purified sulfur) in which the word rasayan means rejuvenation. As it has a natural property to rejuvenate the body without any side effects. These tablets have antibacterial, anti-viral, antipruritic and anti-inflammatory properties. In Ayurveda, it is considered as a raktashodhaka (blood purifier) and also helps to balance the Vata, pitta as well as KaphaDosha.

Dosage: 1 or 2 tablets twice or thrice daily with plain water after meals.

Manjistha Capsules:

  • Majistha capsules are formulated with the pure and standardized extra extract of manjistha. This herb works both as internally or externally to promote skin growth and luster.
  • It also treats the cracked skin and promotes the healing process of skin tissues. Being a blood purifier it removes the toxins and acts as a strong antioxidant as well as astringent. These capsules are used as the best alternative to chemical-based skin treatment.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice or thrice daily with plain water after meals.

Arjun Saar and Gum Care Powder:

  • Arjun Saar contains arjuna and amla in it because these wonderful herbs have a great combination of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and immunity boosting properties it in. This formulation is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, copper, and zinc.
  • Gum care powder is a natural herbal formulation that maintains the hygiene and healthy condition of the oral cavity which includes the tongue, teeth, oral mucosa, and gums. This formulation acts as a total mouth rehab. It contains herbs like haritaki, sonth, karpur, poog, Marich, khadir, twak, lavang, safatika, etc. All these herbs reduce the inflammation by releasing the abscess.

Usage: Rinse with water alternatively once in a day.

Acido Plan Syrup:

  • Acido plan syrup is the herbal liquid formulation used for the management of acidity. This formulation absorbs quickly in the body and provides instant relief. It contains a standardized extract of a powerful combination of herbs such as Triphala (haritaki, bibhitaki and Amalaki), saunf, ghritkumari, patola, pittapapada, Shatavari, sajjikshar, and kokum. These herbs are effective in treating nausea, dyspepsia, loss of appetite, acute gastritis and mucosal damage.

Dosage: 1 to 2 teaspoon twice or thrice daily with plain water after meals.