Asthma is a disease that affects the airways causing severe & sudden constriction of tubes that carry air into the lungs. People suffering from Asthma (long-lasting/chronic ,recurrent or acute) are usually effected by some trigger that can be some allergy,smoke,sudden fall in temperature ,infection, psychological shock like phobia or some medicine.In Ayurveda, Asthma is known as 'Swas Roga', the vitiated 'Pranvayu' combines with the 'Kapha dosha' in the lungs causing obstruction in the respiratory passage that leads to coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.


By excessive use of cold water and cold drinks
Too much intake of kapha vardhak padaraths
Excessive exposure to dust and smoke.
Excessive wind, cold, cold bath or excessive heat, sun bath
Exhaustive exercise, walking
Airborne allergens, such as pollen, animal dander, cockroaches and dust miles
Respiratory infections, such as the common cold


Shortness of breath
Chest tightness or pain
Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
A whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling (wheezing is a common sign of asthma in children)
Coughing or wheezing attacks that are worsened by a respiratory viral pneumonitis such as a cold or the flu


Lung function test
Imaging test Chest X-RAY
Allergy test


During attacks - Apply warm 'Sesame oil(Til-tail)' over chest and back .Apply hot fomentation
Take Dry Ginger (saunth powder)1/4 tea spoon
Piper Nigrum(Kali mirch)6+Common Black salt(Kala namak )1/4 teaspoon+ 5 leaves of Ocimum Sanctum(Tulsi)Boil this mixture in 200 ml water reducing it to 50 ml. Filter and sip it.

Some Ayurvedic medicines

Swaskuthar ras
Sitopladi churna
Vasa avleh

Panchkarma Treatments

Shirodhara to remove Stress etc


Drink warm water
Take steam
Wear a mask and glove when cleaning, vacuuming or painting to limit dust & chemical exposure
When possible choose hardwood floors instead of carpeting.If you must have carpeting choose low one & Vacuum it twice a week
Keep indoor humidity low (25%-50%).Use dehumidifier
Regularly chang filters on heaters and air conditioners

  • Avoid fried and processed food
  • Avoid food such as rice, curds, buttermilk, sugar, lentils
  • Avoid over eating .Take light dinner one hour before going to bed
  • Avoid fruits such as guava, papaya, watermelon and banana

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