September 25, 2018

Asthma- Causes, symptoms, triggers and how to help yourself with the power of Ayurveda

A condition in which the normal passage of the airways become swollen and are narrowed down causing problem in breathing.

Genetic or Environmental Factors

The reason could be either of these and sometimes the combination of both.

Some environmental factors that trigger asthma attacks are: exposure to air pollution, allergens, environmental chemicals, and smoking during pregnancy, low air quality, high ozone levels, and long term exposure to

It cannot be cured but definitely there is a way out by controlling the symptoms.

If it can be cured then there are a few things that should be taken care of:

The condition of an asthma patient gets changed and improved over time. With proper time and consultation with a doctor you can track your progress and symptoms.


This varies according to different person and different cases. Some might have attacks really frequently; sometimes some outside factors trigger it for others whereas for others the symptoms appear only at certain times such as while exercising.

Some signs and symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in chest or feeling of tightness in the chest
  • Trouble sleeping because of shortness in breath, wheezing or coughing
  • While exhaling and exhaling or during normal breathing process a whistling sound is produces.
  • If an asthma patient catches cold or flu a respiratory virus, in the system worsens the wheezing or coughing attacks Signs that your asthma is probably worsening include:
  • When a quick-relief inhaler is needed more often to catch breath

Do you need a doctor?

Yes, asthma is not a disease to be taken lightly. Because it is not known when can the condition worsen. When are you likely to get your next attack? Even a change in your city and daily habits can trigger an attack.

A doctor’s guidance, help, support can help you understand the level of your physical health. And, in many cases asthma is not even the reason for shortness of breath, It could be due some other ailment too.

Are you facing these signs? Then in this case you need to visit a doctor at the earliest.

Everybody reacts to a situation, condition differently. Your body might respond to one totally unexpected. For some people these are the signs that depict the worsening physical state.

  • Shortness of breath and wheezing.
  • When a quick-relief inhaler, which is supposed to give instant relief, stops doing so and is required more frequently.
  • Shortness of breath, even after doing a very low intensity physical activity.

Can it prevented? If yes, then how?

Yes, it can be prevented for sure. But, first you need to begin with making a few lifestyle changes. Analyse your habits whether you’re eating or lifestyle changes. There is always scope for improvement and always a chance to get better! Right?

  • Obesity could be a cause. Start by shedding weight.
  • Long term exposure to exhaust fumes, other types of pollution. You definitely need to stay away from such places.
  • Occupational triggers, farming chemicals, other pollutants. Avoiding them is the best way out.
  • Some allergic conditions also trigger it like allergic rhinitis or atopic dermatitis (hay fever). A proper medication, vaccinations is required to never fall prey to any of the diseases.

Let us see what basic measures you need to take prevent asthma attacks

Consulting your doctor on regular intervals

Track your progress. And take professional help, as only a doctor can advice for the correct medications.

Take your medicines as prescribed

You might be improving but that doesn’t give you the liberty to stop eating your medicines. Take medicines as instructed.  As avoiding your medicines could just become another reason for an attack.

Avoid asthma triggers

It varies for different people. Find out your and see into it how you can stop it from triggering your problem. Physical activity, cold, flu, air pollution, smoke? Whatever

Get vaccinated: Stay updated and take the proper vaccines for various problems like pneumonia and influenza. As these could be the reason behind flaring up your condition.

Everything has a solution or way out. Asthma has too and that is Ayurveda!

With the holistic approach of Ayurveda you can reduce the symptoms of asthma and control its intensity and frequency to a great extent

Ginger and Licorice

Another name for mulethi, Licorice is also blessed with anti- inflammatory properties. Drinking a tea made with half a teaspoon of licorice and half a teaspoon of ginger can help manage asthma and its symptoms.

Honey  and Cinnamon

“Mix 1/4th teaspoon trikatu and one teaspoon of cinnamon and into a regular sized cup of boiling water. Allow it to steep for 10 minutes and thereafter, add 1 teaspoon of honey to the solution. And, drink it when it is still hot.

Take recipe is to be taken twice a day for fetch maximum benefits.

  1. Ginger and Garlic Cloves

    Nothing beats ginger when it comes to dealing with inflammation. Mixed 2-3 crushed garlic cloves into a cup of ginger tea. It helps to clear the blocked air passage accumulation, thereby preventing asthmatic attacks.

  2. Ginger and Turmeric Powder 

    Help yourself with a quick ginger and turmeric solution. Grate some ginger almost the quantity of 1 teaspoon, boil a in a glass of milk and add 1/2 teaspoon of turmericpowder and freshly grated ginger to it.

It works great for your health if you take it twice daily.

Ayurveda works best for your health. Even at the comfort of your home you can from your kitchen pick up a few ingredients and let organic and healthy recipes work for your heath.