Category: Chronic Allergic Rhinitis

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 Manage Seasonal Allergies with Diet and Home Remedies

Ayurveda, the age-old science of life has always emphasized to maintain the health and preventing the diseases by proper diet and lifestyle regimen rather than the treatment and cure of the diseases.

With the change in season, there are various changes in bio-life around us. If the body is unable to adopt itself to stressors due to changes in specific traits of seasons, it may lead to Dosha Vaishamya which in turn render the body to disorders.

In allopathic medicine, there is primarily only a symptomatic treatment but in Ayurveda, it can be managed with simple home remedies and diet.

seasonal allergies

What is Allergy?

  • An allergy is a hypersensitive reaction of the body when it comes in contact with a substance that is in fact harmless.these hypersensitive response comes from the natural immune system.

What are the different types of allergies?

In Ayurveda, there are two types of allergen reactions:

  • One is the type that a person is born with which is caused by genetic predisposition. This allergy can be due to certain allergens in the environment such as: dust, pollen etc.
  • The second category includes a seasonal reaction or sensitivity that a person has acquired later in life which can be dealt very easily and is the main focus of this article.

What are the causes of Seasonal Allergies according to Ayurveda?

The main cause of seasonal and acquired sensitivities is a reactive type of toxin known as “Amavisha”.

  • Ama in the body is created by the incomplete digestion of the food which eventually travel to different organs or tissues in the body and get lodge there.
  • If Ama is not flushed out, this Ama interacts with the organs, tissues where it gets settled and it develops into the reactive toxin known as “Amavisha”.
  • When substances such as dust, pollen react with Amavisha, this creates a reaction.
  • Amavisha disrupts the immune system. As a result, when the immune system is affected by the accumulation of Amavisha, it cannot function normally and loses its Adaptability.

Symptoms of allergies

What are the symptoms of Seasonal Allergies?

  • Running nose
  • Watery and itchy eyes
  • Severe itching
  • Swelling of the membranes
  • Vomiting
  • Wheezing
  • Sneezing
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Body ache
  • Hoarseness of the voice
  • Headache

How to manage Seasonal Allergies with Diet and Home Remedies:

Nasal Rinse

1.Nasal Rinse:

  • Nasal rinse or neti-pot is the practice of pouring warm salt water through the nasal passages as it moistens the mucous membranes and cleanses the nasal passage from dust, pollens, excess mucous etc.

Gargling:

2.Gargling:

  • If the throat is aggravated, gargling with a bit of honey in hot water is beneficial.

How to use:

  • Gargling can also be done with 1 cup of hot water and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of natural mineral salt.

Cinnamon

3.Cinnamon:

  • Cinnamon is very effective in treating seasonal allergies. It also helps in easing the pain of sore throat.

How to use:

  • Mix 1/4 tablespoon of cinnamon powder in honey and add it in a glass of lukewarm water. Stir well and consume it once a day.

Turmeric Milk

4.Turmeric Milk:

  • Turmeric is considered as the best natural anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic.

How to use:

  • Add 1/2 tsp. turmeric and ginger paste to 1 glass of milk and boil it for few minutes. Drink it warm. Take turmeric milk regularly for effective and good results.

Guava

5.Guava and its Leaves:

  • Guava is loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, copper, potassium, folic acid and many other phytochemicals. The leaves of guava are also helpful in treating cold and sore throat by reducing mucus formation, lung congestion and makes the respiratory tract free from infections as it contains iron and Vitamin C in abundance.

How to use:

  • The juice of immature and raw guavas or guava leaves decoction should be consumed regularly.

6.Asafoetida:

  • Asafoetida (Hing) has anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic and anti-viral properties in curing respiratory disorders such as bronchitis, allergies, common cold etc. Hing acts as a respiratory stimulant that is very useful in releasing   phlegm.

How to use:

  • Make a fine paste of 1/4 tsp. of Asafoetida, 1/4 tsp. of ginger extract and add little honey. Add this paste to lukewarm water. Consume this mixture twice a day.

Herbal Tea

7.Herbal Tea:

  • Herbal Tea can be prepared at home with the help of ingredients available in the kitchen such as: black pepper, ginger and basil leaves.

How to prepare?

  • Take 5-10 black pepper, 1 inch fresh ginger, and 1/2 tsp. dried powder of basil leaves.
  • Make the powder of black pepper and add all these ingredients in milk and allow it to boil. Strain it and drink this herbal tea by adding honey into it.

8.Triphala Powder:

  • Triphala is a traditional Ayurvedic formula comprised of three fruits which balances all the three doshas in the body. It also has the unique property to gently cleanse and detoxify the digestive tract and nourishes, replenishes and rejuvenates the tissues.
  • The digestive strength is intricately related to the immune response so clearing out as well as firing up the digestive capacity can be tremendously helpful.

How to use:

  • Take 1 teaspoon of Triphala powder in a cup of freshly boiled water for 10 minutes. Cool it and drink.

What Foods to Eat and Avoid?

  • Eliminate dairy products as it increases Kapha dosha in the body. Cheese, creams, yogurt etc. should be avoided.
  • Include spices in the diet as they burn Ama in the diet. Spices such as: cumin, black pepper, coriander, turmeric in the diet.
  • Eat fresh and well cooked food.
  • Foods prepared from the refined flour such as: bread, cakes, pastries, biscuits and fast food should be avoided.
  • Avoid fruits such as bananas.
  • Avoid cold beverages such as: cold drinks.
  • Chew a piece of ginger or garlic.
  • Get fresh air and sufficient rest.
  • Include herbs such as: Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Mulethi (licorice powder), and Indian gooseberry fruit powder in the diet.

Questions:

  1. What is the cause of seasonal allergies according to Ayurveda?
  2. Can seasonal allergies be managed at home?
  3. Why turmeric is used as a natural remedy for curing seasonal allergies?
  4. Why dairy products should be avoided while suffering from seasonal allergies?

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