Asthma Natural Cure

Ayurveda approach

According to Ayurveda, increased in kapha dosha in the stomach is the underlying cause of asthma. From the stomach, the increased kapha blocks the flow of natural air, creating spasm in the bronchial tree, hence it progresses to the lungs, trachea and bronchi. This results wheezing in asthma.

To treat asthma the Ayurveda way, the kapha lodged in the lungs and bronchi, need to return to the stomach where it will be eliminated. Asthma is usually brought on by allergies and no matter what is the cause, it is important to relive the person from difficulty in breathing and asthmatic wheezing during an attack.

Stop the Wheezing
This licorice tea can be prepared as soon as you begin to feel an asthmatic attack is coming. Symptoms include tightness in chest, some difficulty in breathing or other symptoms you recognize from experiences. When you have prepared the tea, the effect can last for about 72 hours and does not lose its effectiveness.

You need:
5 – 1- drops of mahanarayan oil or ½ teaspoon plain ghee
1 teaspoon of licorice root (yashti madhu)

Boil the root in a cup of water for a few minutes. When you are about to drink the tea, add the ghee or the mahanarayan oil. Sip the tea every 5 to 10 minutes.

In some cases, the tea may induce nausea and vomiting, and this is beneficial for it eliminates kapha from the stomach and relieves the spasm from the lungs and bronchial tubes. The person will feel a lot better after this.

This tea is mot limited to emergency only. As a precaution, you can also take it every day if you are prone to develop asthma.

If you have hypertension, do not use licorice tea regularly as a drink as it makes the body retain sodium. USE IT only during an emergency to avert asthma attack.

Prevention is better than cure. Try and avoid the following:

· Asthma unfriendly food
Avoid dairy food like cheese, milk, yoghurt and even cream. Fermented food such as soy sauce and even alcohol, and all hydrophilic food such as salty items, cucumber and tuna should be avoided. You may also want to avoid yeast, mushrooms, peanuts, walnuts and all kinds of nuts. For people who are very sensitive to these food, may reaction at once, or may take a few hours.

· Allergens
Avoid any object that may cause a reaction and bring on an attack. If it’s dust, avoid book shelves or moldy basements, certain chemicals and even cuddly toys and pets with fur.

Three Mustard Seeds Remedies
Healing the bronchial system with mustard seeds can be most effective and here are three ways to take advantage of their heat and healing power:

· Brown mustard Rub
Rub some brown mustard oil onto your chest to give some relief

· Mustard & Pippali Tea
Add ground mustard and pippali (or black pepper) to tea. Steep ¼ teaspoon of each in a cup of hot water for about 10 minutes. You can add 2 teaspoons of honey to taste. Drink this 2 to 3 times a day. For better results, sip it every 15 minutes throughout the day.

· Brown Mustard Oil
· Just mix a teaspoon of brown mustard oil with 1 teaspoon of organic sugar, natural preferred. Take a dose of this mixture twice or three times a day on an empty stomach.

Herbal Remedies
You can take the following herbal cures regularly for a long term prevention of asthma:

· Half Licorice half Ginger tea
Use ½ teaspoon of the combined herbs of licorice and ginger in a cup of water.

· Cinnamon and Trikatu tea
Add a teaspoon of cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon of trikatu to a cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes and add honey to taste before drinking. Take this tea twice a day.

· Bay leaf and Pippali Mixture
Add ½ teasppon bay leaf and ¼ teaspoon of Pippali to a teaspoon of honey. Mix well and take this mixture twice or three times a day.

For both immediate relief of asthma and prevention, try:
· Herbal formula
Mix ½ teaspoon of sitopaladi, ½ teaspoon of punarnava, and apinch of pippali and abrak bhasma together.

For immediate relief, take the whole mixture,little by little, with honey. For long term use, take it once a day.
· Onion and Black Pepper mixture
To relief congestion and alleviate breathlessness, take ¼ cup onion juice with 1 teaspoon honey and 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper.

· Spinach tea with Pippali
Drink 1/3 cup of spinach juice with a pinch of pippali twice day.

Yoga too can be beneficial to help relieve asthma. Try effective yoga asanas like sitting in the Vajrasana, the Bow and Cobra poses, and the inverted poses like Shoulder Stand and Plow.

Chronic Bronchial Asthma
If you have this condition, try taking this cure:

Stick 7 cloves into a peeled banana, and leave it overnight. Eat the banana and cloves the next morning. Obstinate from food and drink for an hour. Then drink a hot cup of honey water to energise the lungs and reduce any asthmatic wheezing.

Ayurveda remedies can help asthma problems. If you find that some medication no longer help or seem to work for you anymore, or if you have difficulty breathing and other symptoms like swollen feet, chest pains and profuse sweating, and a history of heart problems, seek medical attention at once.

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