Category: Asthma

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.

Top 3 Herbs that Helps to Manage Asthma Naturally

Introduction

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder, defined as the reversible narrowing of the bronchioles through inflammation of the mucus membranes or contraction of the diaphragm.

Symptoms of Asthma

  • Asthma has visible symptoms like difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing, wheezing with excessive phlegm or mucus. Asthma is common with both children and adults.

Asthma Natural Treatment

Asthma Triggers

  • Asthma attack occurs when there is some kind of obstruction in the flow of air in the lungs.
  • Some common triggers are allergies, air pollution, humidity in air, physical activity, certain medications, strong emotions , and sulfites or preservatives in food.

Types of Asthma

  • Extrinsic or Atopic Asthma and Intrinsic or Nonatopic Asthma.
  • The Atopic Asthma is closely linked with the presence of hay fever, eczema, hives and migraines while Nonatopic Asthma is associated with a bronchial reaction to chemicals, cold air, some infection or emotional stress, exercise etc.

Asthma Herbal Remedies

Stages of Asthma

  • There are four stages of asthma attack ranging from mild, moderate, severe to respiratory failure which is life threatening .
  • Asthma treatment ranges from medications to dependency on inhalers for instant relief.
  • Most chronic or long term illness find their cure in natural remedies like herbs, dietary supplements or nutrition, massage therapies and acupuncture.

Top 3 Herbs that Helps to Manage Asthma Naturally

Top 3 Herbs to Manage Asthma

  • A number of herbs have proved beneficial as natural remedies for asthma. The 3 best herbs that tops the list are Garlic , Ginger and Turmeric. These herbs support respiratory health and control asthma symptoms naturally . They strengthen the lungs and reduces the inflammation .

Garlic

  • Garlic has been the most popular medicinal herb to treat asthma since long time.
  • It is known for its anti inflammatory properties that helps to clear congestion in the lungs.
  • Garlic is the number one solution to cardio vascular disorders because of its anti inflammatory properties.
  • Garlic also possess antibiotic and antiviral properties that helps to boost immunity and fight infections that trigger asthma.
  • Fresh Garlic is a great source of Vitamin C , which is one of the key nutrient needed to fight asthma.
  • Vitamin C rich foods like raw garlic helps to promote histamine breakdown and reduce histamine release in the body (histamine promotes inflammation in asthma sufferers).
  • Garlic also boosts the ability of the body to create prostacyclins which are lipid molecules to keep the air passages of the lungs open and promote easy breathing in asthmatic patient.

How to Take

  • Garlic supplements are readily available in the market.
  • The best way to use garlic is crush 2 cloves of raw garlic and eat them daily , this will help boost the body’s immunity and prevent asthma attacks.
  • Garlic may be taken with a spoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and honey on empty stomach each morning.
  • Taking 2 cloves is enough for treating asthma.
  • If consuming raw garlic seems difficult one may also boil 2 cloves in one fourth cup of milk , allow it to cool for a while and consume the milk daily.
  • This is a very simple and effective treatment to prevent future asthma attacks. Garlic should be included while preparing regular meals.

Ginger

  • Ginger is known for its anti inflammatory properties and it surely helps in improving the lung functions.
  • Ginger clears mucus and supports respiratory heath in a natural way .
  • It helps to reduce airway inflammation and inhibit airway contraction.
  • Ginger helps relax smooth muscle tissues in the airways which gets constricted during asthma attacks.
  • Ginger has constituents such as gingerols, shogaols and zingerones which attributes to its analgesic properties.
  • Ginger enhances bronchodilation and is considered to be a much safer alternative than other medications available for treating asthma.
  • Ginger supplements are readily available in the market . It can be taken by mixing a spoon of ginger juice with pomegranate juice and honey (for taste).The mixture can be consumed twice a day for best results.
  • Another most effective way to treat asthma is by drinking ginger tea regularly. Ginger tea can be prepared by boiling grated ginger in some water for 10 minutes, strain it and let it cool before drinking. Ginger should be used in meals as often as possible.

Turmeric

  • Turmeric finds its use in asthma treatment due to itsanti inflammatory,anti microbial ,anti allergyand anti asthmatic properties.
  • The constituent curcumin present in Turmeric helps in relieving inflammation and also reduces the mucus secretions in the airways.
  • It helps in preventing migration of immune cells to the site of inflammation and inhibits the activity of proteins that mediate inflammatory reactions.
  • Curcumin prevents thickening of airway lining by preventing proliferation of smooth muscle cells located in the passage.
  • Turmeric has an effect on histamines that cause inflammation.
  • Nasal curcumin drops demonstrate antiasthmatic properties by reducing constriction of the airways and inflammation.
  • Turmeric supplements are also readily available in the market.
  • Turmeric along with pepper extracts serve as antioxidants and they scavenge nitric oxide that causes inflammation.
  • Turmeric is excellent in relieving cough and sputum occurring in asthma.

How to Take

  • The best way to take turmeric is by making a paste of turmeric along with black pepper and oil (mustard oil)
  • A spoon of this can be taken two times a day. Curcumin’simmunomodulating ability helps in treating asthma.

Prevention

  • Herbs do not work right away during an asthma attack, but they help to lessen the severity of the attack and even helps in preventing the attack, if used consistently.
  • Other excellent herbs that works well in treating asthma are Oregano, Ginkgo Biloba, Slippery Elm, Licorice,Astragalus, lobelia, Reishi Mushroom, Cordyceps,
  • Using herbs that are relaxing and antispasmodic like kaya , lemon balm at night  helps to sleep better.
  • Honey and taking Omega 3s is recommended for asthma patients.

Tips

  • It is highly recommended to keep the living space clean and dust free ,avoid smoking, avoid dairy and processed foods. Avoid all foods that are known to trigger asthma /allergy attack .
  • Genetics, obesity and excessive smoking may lead to chances of developing asthma.
  • A stress free life is the key to faster recovery.
  • One may practice breathing exercises used in yoga to relieve stress.