Ayurveda Medicines from Common Diseases

The ancient Indian medical system, also known as Ayurveda, is based on ancient writings that rely on a “natural” and holistic approach to physical and mental health. Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems and remains one of India’s traditional health care systems. The ayurvedic treatment combines products, diet, exercise, and lifestyle.

Bronchial Asthma or Tamaka Swasa

Bronchial asthma/ tamaka swasa as per ayurveda is a chronic disease which makes breathing difficult because of the constricted airways and lungs due to inflammation.

Tamaka swasa is a Vata Kaphaja disease and the samprapti can be explained as it starts in the stomach, progresses to the lungs and then to bronchi. So the main treatment is to eliminate the excessive kapha from all parts of the body after moving it back to the stomach.

  1. Swedana (Sudation)
  2. Vamana (Therapeutic emesis)
  3.  Virechana (Therapeutic purgation)

Treatment protocol depends as per the condition of the individual patient. Ayurvedic drugs for Asthma are:

  • Talisadi Churna or Sitopaladi churna
  • Somlata churna
  • Shringyadi churna
  • Trikatu churna
  • Vasavaleha
  • Kantakari Lehyam
  • Vyaghri Haritaki Avaleha
  • Agastya Rasayana
  • Haritaki Avaleha
  • Lavangadi vati
  • Mahalakshmi Vilas rasa

Commonly used medicines in swasa roga

  • Kantakari
  • Vasa
  • Sunthi
  • Bharangi
  • Pushkaramula
  • Karkataka Shringi
  • Haridra

Some Ayurvedic medicines for allergy are

  • Katuki – controls inflammation
  • Jatamansi – stabilizes mast cells
  • Nagakesara – antihistamine and spasmolytic properties
  • Cumin seeds – antioxidants and anti-inflammatory
  • Pushkaramoola -helps from respiratory issues like asthma, bronchitis, and dry cough
  • Turmeric – detoxifies blood and decrease swelling
  • Kiratatikta – controls infectious diseases affecting the skin and the immune system
  • Bhunimba – antioxidants that help manage respiratory issues
  • Prapunnada – manage skin allergies
  • Haritaki – maintain the equilibrium of the Doshas, detoxify the body, and promote healing
  • Amalaki – rich in Vitamin C and has antioxidant, immunomodulatory and
    anti-inflammatory properties
  • Bibhitaki and Brihati – have anti-inflammatory properties
  • Haridra – anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antiseptic, blood cleansing properties
  • Guduchi – anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, antioxidant, anti-allergic
  • Kutki – stimulate the liver and helps in detoxification
  • Tulsi – improve digestion and boost immunity

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