In Ayurveda, Bronchial Asthma – an allergic condition resulting from the reaction of the body to one or more allergens and is one of the most fatal respiratory diseases – is named `tamaka shvasa’ and its seat of manifestation is the lungs.
During an attack of Bronchial Asthma you have to literally gasp for every breath – breathing out being more difficult than breathing in, since the air cannot be properly driven out of the lungs before you have to take another breath. For chronic patients these frequent attacks, specially in the night or early morning, are often preceded by nasal congestion and sneezing.
Root Causes Either allergy inducing factors as weather conditions, dust, food, drugs, perfumes, pollution etc. or psychological factors as deep-seated emotional insecurity, an intense need for parental love etc. or hereditary / genetic factors.
Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
Vasak (Adhatoda vasika)
Vasavaleha Kantakaryavaleha Kankasava
A limited quantity of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
A liberal amount of alkali-forming foods – fresh fruits, green vegetables, sprouted seeds and grains.
Avoid foods which tend to produce phlegm – rice, sugar, lentils and curd.
Avoid difficult-to-digest foods – strong tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages, condiments, pickles, sauces and all refined and processed foods.