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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.

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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.

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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.

Natural Asthma Treatment with Diet & Home Remedies

Asthma is chronic long term inflammatory disease of lungs which causes inflammation in airways (bronchial tubes). It is long term disorder with breathing difficulties that range from mild to life-threatening.

The airways are tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs. People who are suffering from asthma have inflamed airways. The inflammation makes the airways swollen.

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Person who are suffering from asthma, the wall of airway or bronchial tube gets swollen and smooth muscles become tightened, so lungs get less air. It makes difficulty in breathing.

Asthma is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

People of any age group can affect from it. However it is most detected in children.

Cause of Asthma

  • It is not clear that why some people get asthma and others do not, but it is may be due to environmental and genetic (inherited) factors.

Symptoms of Asthma

Asthma symptoms vary from person to person.

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • sleeping Trouble caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
  • A wheezing sound when exhaling.
  • Pus like sputum
  • Coughing especially early in the morning and at night.

Due to over consumption of kaphaj aahara, vihara (dietry and life style habits) for example heavy intake of cold  heavy food items, no work out, sleeping during day etc. Cause impairment in kapha dosha (physical energy in the body). This causes of narrowing of wind pipe.

Home Remedies for Asthma

Best food for treating asthma

  • Asthma reduces with healthy diet supplements, having antioxidants and nutrients to reduce environmental toxins. It controls inflammatory responses. Some of the most beneficial foods need to be include in your asthma diet are:

Carotenoids food

  • Carotenoids are the basis of vitamin A. Asthma frequency can be correlates with lowering of vitamin A, so increase intake of vitamin A rich food like sweet potatoes, carrots, leafy vegetable and berries is helpful.

Folate (vitamin B9)

  • Folate reduces allergic reactions and inflammation. It is capable of lowering wheezing.

Vitamin E and vitami C foods

  • Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and helps detoxify the body, that is why many researches suggest that consuming more vitamin C foods reduce wheezing and inflammation.

High fibrous food

  • Whole grains, nuts, beans, seeds and raw vegetables are having abundance of fiber that keeps bowel clear and manages asthma effectively.

Omega 3 foods

  • Omega-3 foods help to lower the asthma symptoms because they reduce airway inflammation and immune system. Omega-3 is mostly found in oily fish.

Herbs-Natural remedies for Asthma Treatment

  • A number of herbs have been used for the treatment of asthma as natural remedies. Let us have a look!

Garlic

  • Garlic has been used as a natural herb to manage many diseases, mainly it is very good remedy for anti inflammatory diseases.
  • As asthma is inflammatory disease so garlic is really helpful to provide relief in asthma.

How to Use

  • Take 10-11 cloves of garlic
  • Boil it in a glass of milk mixed with water, till it is left 1/4th of it.
  • Try it for a month regularly.

Ginger

  • Ginger is also known to decrease asthma symptoms. It has anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties. Moreover ginger is also used to treat digestive disorders that helps to keep bowels clear. Ginger is well known herb

Turmeric

  • Turmeric contains curcumin as its pure extract and active compound and it reduces inflammation. It is beneficial for hay fever, bronchitis and lung problems. It is very safe and effective natural remedy.

Honey

Honey makes the immune system strong and help to protect against respiratory infections, cold, and flu, which can worsen asthma. Honey reduces coughing and congestion.

Ayurvedic treatment for Asthma

Planet Ayurveda offers the best combination of some natural herbs or herbal remedies as Asthma care pack for asthmatic patients. Our Planet Ayurveda Doctor and experts team prepared using best quality of herbs and follow principles of Ayurveda. This Asthma care pack is free from chemicals and preservatives. This pack is purely vegetarian and natural and can be used without any side effects.

Asthma Care Pack

Dosage

  • Aller-G care – take 2 capsules with lukewarm water daily after meal, twice.
  • PRANRAKSHAK – take daily 1 tsp. with honey or lukewarm water after meals, twice
  • Tulsi Capsules– take daily 2 capsules with lukewarm water after meal, twice.

Product description:

1. Aller-G care- Aller-G care has great combination of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Shirish (Albizia lebbeck).This natural product can be consumed as a dietary supplement. These herbs are very effective for asthma and other respiratory problems. This helps to boost up immune system and fight asthma symptoms.

2. Pranrakshak Churna

Pranrakshak is wonderful natural herbal formulation in the form of powder by Planet Ayurveda.  It helps to treat chronic situation of bronchial asthma, breathlessness and sinusitis. It has anti microbial and anti allergic features. It is a mixture of six ingredients such as

  • Shirish(Albizia lebbeck)
  • Vasa(Adhatoda vasica)
  • Anantamool(Tylophora asthmatica)
  • Dalchini(Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  • Bharangi(clerodandrum serratum)
  • Madhuyashti(Glycirrhiza glabra)

3. Tulsi Capsules

  • The scientific name of Tulsi is Oscimum sanctum. Tulsi capsules of planet Ayurveda are pure extract of best quality of Tulsi. They are packed with 100%vegetarian capsule shells.
  • This Ayurvedic treatment for Asthma is wonderful source of relieving sign and symptoms.

Opt for these herbal remedies for asthma on regular basis and manage your asthma up to a great extent.