Manage your asthma with these home remedies!

If we go into the depth and try and understand about asthma, it becomes quite technical!

Asthma is a chronic obstructive disease of airway of the lungs.

To make it more simple, it is a respiratory tract disorder which doesn’t allow easy flow of air in the lungs.

Breathing difficulties in asthma leads to wheezing.

Asthma is a difficult disease to be cured. It leaves a tag for life.

What are the signs and symptoms of asthma?

– Difficulty in breathing.

– Tight chest

– chronic cough

– wheezing sound

What causes asthma?

– Pollution

– Allergens

– Climate change

– Smoke

How can you diagnose asthma?

(1) Spirometry

– Good method for diagnosis in adults but cannot be done easily for children below 7 years.

– Response of drugs like salbutamol which is a bronchodilator is checked.

(2) X ray of lungs

(3) Allergy test

(4) Blood test ( Eosinophils and IgE antibody)

What dietary changes needs to be made to deal with asthma?

– Do not sleep immediately after eating food.

– Prefer to make dinner as your lightest dinner.

– Drink 4-5 glasses of warm water everyday.

– Go low on junk and processed foods.

– Avoid excess white sugar intake.

– Sour and spicy foods might trigger the symptoms.

What are the home remedies to deal with asthma?

Non Asthmatic attack days :- (To avoid frequent attacks)

– 1 tsp of black raisins + 4 dates + 2 long pepper + 1 licorice root + 1 tsp of honey as soon as you wake up.

– 150 ml of luke warm milk + 1 bud of garlic before bed.

– 1 tsp of licorice + 1/2 tsp of ginger paste + 150 ml of luke warm water. Take this thrice a day.

– 1 tsp of honey + 1 tsp of bay leaf powder before bedtime.

– 1 tsp of honey + 1 tsp of ground pepper + 1/4th cup of onion juice before bed for relief from congestion.

During asthmatic attack days:-

– 10 tulsi leaves + 1 tsp of turmeric + 150 ml of warm water. Boil this connoction and take it thrice a day.

– During attack, apply 4-5 drops of nilgiri on the chest.

– Inhaling camphor during attacks will also help.

– Take sunth + cloves and boil it in water. Take this extract 4 times a day during attack.

Which ayurvedic herbs can help in deal with asthmatic symptoms?

– Sunthi

– Tulsi

– Pippli

– Jatapatri

– Black pepper

– Nagkeshar

– Madhu yasthi

Yoga asanas to deal with asthma:-

(1) Shavasana

– Also called as corpse pose.

– Lie on your back.

– Keep your arms near your thighs.

– Close your eyes.

– Breath through your nostrils.

– Hold yourself in this position for 5 minutes 

(2) Pranayama

– Also called as nostril breathing.

– Sit in cross leg position.

– Close your one nostril with the thumb then repeat it on the other side.

–  Repeat this; 10 on each side.

(3) Butterfly pose

– Sit straight on the floor with erect spine.

– Bend your knees and bring it closer to your body

– Inhale and exhale.

– Flap your knees for 10 counts.

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Dt.Trishala Chopra

With varied degrees, Trishala Chopra gets a complete hold in her subject! She is currently pursuing her doctorate in the field of alternative therapies and her diploma in sports nutrition. Her knowledge in the field of naturopathy,yoga, ayurveda, clinical nutrition, nutraceuticals makes her a complete package of knowledge!

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