Herbal treatment for Asthma attacks Reviewed by Momizat on . Herbal Chikitsa The term ‘asthma’ derives its origin from a Greek word, which means breathlessness. Thus asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder which results Herbal Chikitsa The term ‘asthma’ derives its origin from a Greek word, which means breathlessness. Thus asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder which results Rating: 0
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Herbal treatment for Asthma attacks

Herbal treatment for Asthma attacks

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The term ‘asthma’ derives its origin from a Greek word, which means breathlessness. Thus asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder which results in acute attacks characterised by breath shortness; a feeling of being unable to get enough air regardless of your constant efforts.

Coughing, expectoration of stringy, sticky sputum and a feeling of tightness in the chest are the common symptoms of asthma.
A person afflicted by asthma is also shows symptoms of prolonged phase of abnormal breathing sounds and wheezing. Asthma causes tightness in the muscles lining the tiny air passages or bronchi of the lungs.

There are many Ayurvedic herbal solutions to Asthma. The following are a few of them:

Asmatica is an anti-spasmodic and antihistamine. It comes handy in preventing acute attacks for around two weeks.
Chamomile is a gentle antihistamine and is helpful in preventing asthma attacks. While, Coleus or forskolin is prescribed for those who have high blood pressure and often have asthma attacks.

Elderberry or Sambucol boast of relieving of nasal congestion and fever.
Ephedra helps to open bronchial passages and intensifies breathing. You should drink eight glasses of water a day while you are taking this herb.

Ginger helps in deactivating platelet activating factor (PAF) which claims to promote allergic reactions.
Green tea comes contained with theophylline, which claims to open bronchial passages.
If you are using an inhaler for asthma, Hawthorn can help relieve of tissue damage in the heart, liver and pancreas.
Hyssop boasts of relieving heavy, congested feeling in the heart.
Ipecacuanha boasts of being helpful when there is a marked over production of phlegm.
Khella proves to be helpful in preventing bronchial spasms.
Licorice or glycyrrhizin claim to fuel mucus production that helps to prevent dry cough. It helps in increasing the use of steroid inhalers and utilizes potassium rich foods like, citrus juices or banana. Take a potassium supplement while having this herb.
Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) helps prevent inflammation reactions resulted due to chemicals, dust or smoke.
Quercetin is beneficial for asthma attacks caused by air borne allergens.
Last but not the least is the Scutellaria, which is helpful in preventing allergic reactions and is capable of stopping cell damage caused due to dexamethasone.

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