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Herbal Medicine used to Treat Asthma

June 21, 2013

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herbal-medicinesHerbal Medicines, which are made from plants, are used to treat various diseases and maintain good health. Now-a-days, most of the people prefer herbal medicines to cure their diseases. The herbal medicines healing are the oldest and are still most commonly used system of medicine in the world today.

There are many different “types” of herbal medicines that spring from different societies all over the globe. All these have the use of medicinal plants in typical, but they differ in the vegetation they use, the way they prepare and use drugs made from these plants, and the philosophy of their therapy techniques. Different societies may also use the same plants but differ in how they are used, or the aspect they use.

Can Herbs fight with Asthma?

Asthma is a breathing disorder recognized by constriction and inflammation of the air passages. Symptoms of asthma include coughing, difficulty in breathing and/or chest hardness. Bronchial asthma may be activated by substances (mold, pollen, dust); popular illness; cold air; exercise; or emotional stress.

Ayurveda categorizes the causes of asthma into three in accordance with the causes – Diet relevant aspects, work relevant aspects and other factors such as:

Dietary treatment

  • Taking in plenty of boiled water
  • Avoid over eating and fried foods
  • Avoid foods such as rice, curds and sugar
  • Avoid fruits such as banana, watermelon

Alternative Treatments

Asthma patients may reduce their need for chemical treatment prescriptions and inhalers through their way of life, nutritional changes and natural supplements.

  • Avoid exposure to cigarettes, outdoor and indoor pollution, and common allergens such as dust.
  • Avoid food preservatives and unhealthy foods. The diet should emphasize whole, organic foods as much as possible. Focus on reducing refined carbohydrate food like sugar and heavily prepared starches; hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils (which intervene with fatty acid metabolism); artificial foods preservatives, flavorings, sweeteners and fried foods.
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