Simple Remedies for Asthma
What is Asthma
The word asthma is from 'asma' a Greek word meaning 'panting' or 'breathing hard'. The primary symptom of asthma is difficulty to breathe. Sir John Floyer the author of 'A Treatise of the Asthma' and Dr. Thomas Willis were two of the earliest doctors who wrote extensively on asthma. They belong to the 17th century period, when allopathy was at a nascent stage. Incidentally, they both suffered from asthma. Dr. Floyer says that constriction of airway passage leads to asthma. It was in the next century that the role of lungs became apparent.
If there is blockage of airway passage due to phlegm, or if the inner walls of the passage becomes inflamed, or when the inner wall muscles contract, there is constriction of the airway passage and this results in asthma. Difficulty to breathe would be the initial symptom of asthma.
Alternative Remedies for Asthma
Though conventional medicine says there is no cure for asthma, alternative systems like Ayurveda and Siddha claim that asthma is curable. Ancient Siddha texts in fact talk about almost sixteen types of asthma. Siddha medicines for asthma strengthen human body's immunity and thus cures you of the disease. Some of the preparations that are found to be effective are Eladhi chooranam, thippili rasayanam, thoothuvalai ghee. These preparations are useful for people with chronic cough. In case of difficult breathing, nasal congestion etc, chitharathai chooranam is found to be helpful. All these preparations are available at Siddha medicine stores. You can get them from the famous IMPCOPS store in Chennai, India. Their website accepts online orders too.
One other preparation that I found useful was Pankajakasthuri, Vasaristham and Kanakasavam combination. One spoonful of Pankajakasthuri powder is mixed with vasarishtam and kanakasavam of the same quantity. This should be taken twice a day after food. This regimen is to be followed for six months at least. This does not have any side effects unlike the inhalers. This strengthens the lungs and acts as an immunomodulator and improves the immunity.
Since these preparations when taken as prescribed do not have the side effects unlike the inhalers etc, it is worth a try. These are even cost effective too!
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