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    Best tips on Asthma


    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

    For more information please visit- www.mansaayurveda.com

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    A good information, I have an ASTHMA when I was a kid. I am happy that my asthma is not triggering anymore.

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