Want To Minimise Asthma Symptoms? Ayurveda Expert Suggests 7 Solutions That Can Help

 Asthma is a lung disease which can cause difficulty in breathing. Check out these ayurvedic treatments to feel better. Read on.

Navya Kharbanda
Written by: Navya KharbandaPublished at: Apr 04, 2022Updated at: Apr 04, 2022
Want To Minimise Asthma Symptoms? Ayurveda Expert Suggests 7 Solutions That Can Help

Asthma or Bronchial asthma is a very common lung disease involving bronchial inflammation. It displays symptoms of excessive air sensitivity, sudden contraction of air, that cause wheezing, coughing, increased pressure on the lungs, fast heart rate, tightness in the chest, and increase in mucus production. Onlymyhealth editorial team spoke to Dr. Smita Naram, Co-Founder, Ayushakti, to know about ayurvedic treatments for asthma.

Ayurvedic remedies for asthma

Asthma can be a genetic disorder and be induced by external factors and allergens like dust, smoke, drugs, and air pollution, in an individual. Non-allergic causes of asthma like fear, anxiety, stress, processed food, and high salt intake, can also trigger asthma in certain individuals. While asthma cannot be cured completely, a patient can try a few Ayurvedic herbs and recipes to ease asthma in a natural way. Below are some easy and quick Aurvedic herbs and recipes which can improve Asthma:

1. Herbal tea

Brew some herbal tea using ajwain, tulsi, pepper, and ginger. This tea makes for a natural expectorant and can really help out an asthmatic.

2. Vasaka

Vasaka is a powerful Indian herb that is known to treat asthma, bronchitis, and excessive mucus secretion. A teaspoon of vasaka juice along with two teaspoons of honey twice a day is suggested.

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3. Yashtimadhu

Yashtimadhu, also known as licorice, is a woody root and has many health benefits. It cleanses your vocal cords, heals damaged hair, and relieves the symptoms of bronchitis and asthma. A cup of yashtimadhu tea about thrice a day will bring about relief for asthmatics.

4. Instant relief remedies

Incase someone is having an asthma attack, quickly consume a mixture of pepper, honey, and a dash of onion juice. In case of an acute asthma attack, it is advisable to drink hot water mixed with the juice of a clove of garlic. Keeping this mixture for future requirements is better so that you’re not worried about preparing it while having an attack. Placing a hot water towel on the chest relaxes the chest muscles and can help restore regular breathing.

5. Dietary and lifestyle adaptations

Diet and lifestyle change can add to a lot of benefit for someone with asthma, as poor digestion can lead to further complications. Excess toxins are built up and impurities are trapped within the lungs, which can worsen the breathing problems. Natural asthma treatment must also be supported by monitoring what you eat daily. Drinking plenty of water throughout your day ensures that mucus secretions are thin and loose so that they do not clog the airway passages. 

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6. Regular Therapy sessions

Therapy sessions are very beneficial for those who have to deal with anxiety and stress regularly. If the asthmatic opts for physical and mental stress reduction therapies, they are bound to see positive results. Since asthma attacks can often be triggered by fear and stress, finding relaxation at therapy can help the asthmatic avoid episodes.

7. Activities and precautions

Exercising has multiple benefits, as we all are aware. For asthmatics, swimming is extremely beneficial. Unless the person with asthma is allergic to chlorine, this exercise is ideal for their condition. Even though having asthma is a troublesome disease, these natural asthma treatments are a blessing for those who are open to Ayurveda and accept its benefits to their health.