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Asthma Ayurvedic Remedies
The Ayurvedic approach to curing and understanding the causes of asthma differs uniquely from those prescribed by modern medicine. Nobody can claim to fully understand as to why asthma occurs in some but not others, but whilst the more traditional viewpoint suggests amongst other things pollution, cold air, tobacco smoke, allegories to animals, exercise and even laughing!!! And treat the symptoms with medicines such as inhalers, the Ayurvedic method looks at the build up of toxins in the sufferers’ body caused by poor digestion, diet and nutrition, chemical imbalances and treats them with natural herbal remedies, healthier diet and combines them with a more spiritual approach.
Natural herbs used in the Ayurvedic method to cure asthma
- Yerba Santa
- Black Pepper
- Flax seed
- Antalkali ginger
These are herbs and remedies that are readily available and easily affordable in health food shops or Asian grocers and can be taken raw orally or can be added to cooking. These herbs help combat poor digestion, sneezing and the production of excessive phlegm and mucous, and are rejuvenating agents which boost the lungs and give them longevity.
As well be able to ingest these herbs orally, many of the above herbal remedies can benefit the sufferer if ingested through a water pipe or by bathing in them.
The importance of diet in the Ayurvedic cure for asthma
A proper diet is vital to help combat asthma. Amongst the products you should either avoid totally or certainly restrict in order to do so are foodstuffs that can trigger allergic reactions such as dairy produce, and sugar based food. You should also avoid eating goods that have just come out of a refrigerator. The chill produced can affect and restrict the breathing passageways.
You should also be careful to digest your food properly when eating as Ayurvedic believes that poor digestion produces toxins that can trigger an asthmatic attack.
Other non-dietary or herbal Ayurvedic cures for asthma
- Walking or other regular outdoor physical exercise
- Regular breathing exercises
Asthma is on the increase as modern life becomes too hectic, therefore it is vital to take some time out and find some personal space to detox from the stresses and strains we face. Yoga and/or meditation is the perfect relaxant, so let the calm they radiate wash over you and in doing so your passageways will loosen allowing better breathing that can prevent asthma.
If you find you don’t have the time for this, you should carry out regular, simple breathing exercises for the same effect.
Brisk exercise such a taking a long walk is also important, as the stimulus created can clear any blockages that you may have in your chest and lung areas.
It is vital that to make the Ayurvedic method work in the prevention and cure of asthma that the sufferer combine the herbal remedies, dietary recommendations and partakes in exercise to benefit fully.