Colds, headaches and cough can make a person’s life miserable. Acute bronchitis and asthma are particularly difficult to manage. One Ayurvedic formulation that can help in the treatment of bronchitis, cold, cough and other respiratory disorders is the Resigest tablet. This Ayurvedic formulation is made from the same ingredients that are used in the classical Pathyashadangam Kwath. It also has a few added ingredients to further enhance its potency. The Resigest tablet is known to have helped in the treatment of acute bronchitis, sinusitis, rhinitis and headaches. The tablet form of this medicine makes it easy and convenient to ingest. It is also a helpful Ayurvedic medicine for cold relief.
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
It helps balance the three Doshas
It helps to detoxify and supports healing
Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
It is rich in Vitamin C
It is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an antioxidant, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory
Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica)
It is used in Ayurveda as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
Brihati (Solanum indicum)
This is one of the highly valued Dasha Moola herbs.
It is used as an anti-inflammatory in traditional medicine
Haridra (Curcuma longa)
It is used in traditional medicine for its many health benefits. It is commonly used as a home remedy and Ayurvedic medicine for cough and cold.
Nimba (Azadirachta indica)
The Neem tree
All the different parts of this tree are used in traditional medicine preparations and Ayurveda.
It is used to treat wounds, stomach problems, worms, skin problems, diabetes, piles and eye issues. It is used in Ayurvedic medicine to protect the liver and also helps in detoxification.
The bark and leaves of the Neem tree are used as a blood purifier, to prevent vomiting, nausea and fever.
The leaves have a carminative effect.
The flowers are used for stomach disorders.
The neem tree balances the Kapha and Pitta Doshas
Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
It helps balance the three Doshas
This herb is used as an adaptogen in Ayurveda.
It helps the body resist stress and illness and relieves Ama
Kiratatikta (Andrographis paniculata)
Supports gut health
Balances the Kapha and Pitta Doshas
Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa)
Stimulates the liver and aids detoxification
Thulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
Is used in Ayurveda as an antimicrobial and antiviral
Used in Ayurveda to boost immunity and as an antioxidant
1 tablet twice a day or as prescribed by an Ayurvedic physician. Self-medication is not advised.
Breathing disorders are called Swasa Roga in Ayurveda.
Breathing involves the Vata and Kapha Doshas.
The Vata Dosha is cold, rough and dry in nature while the Kapha Dosha is cold, heavy and slimy.
When there is an aggravation or imbalance of these two Doshas in the digestive system and the Kledaka Kapha, it creates problems in the lungs. The lungs get blocked and clogged causing bronchitis.
When the Pitta Dosha is increased, it reduces the excessive Kapha Dosha and helps the body to decongest the respiratory system. So we see that the lung issues actually originate in the digestive system. So, the treatment starts by ensuring that the digestive fire Agni is at its best.
When the digestive fire strength is poor, the digestive and metabolic process is inefficient and causes the formation of the metabolic waste called Ama.
The Ayurvedic name for bronchial asthma is Tamaka Swasa. Ayurveda defines the cause of this problem as the intake of excessive Kapha Dosha aggravating foods, suppression of natural urges, excessive exercise or sexual activity, cold climate, allergens or physical trauma to the throat or chest.
Problems with the upper respiratory tract can also be caused by allergic reactions or infections.
An Ayurvedic doctor would prescribe Ayurvedic treatment for bronchitis, cold or cough along with appropriate dietary recommendations to bring the Doshas back into balance.
When it comes to Ayurvedic medicine for asthma bronchitis, Ayurveda takes a holistic view of a person’s health. Ayurveda defines five Koshas in a person; the Anamaya Kosha (the physical body), Manomaya Kosha (the mind), Vijnanamaya Kosha (the psyche), Pranaymaya Kosha (the breath body), and the Anandamay Kosha (the bliss body). When there is a balance between these Koshas, it is good for overall health.
Asthma is a condition that is caused by a disturbance in all the Koshas. The difficulty in breathing is caused by the blockage of the Prana. The physical body is linked to the psyche and the bliss body. So, when there are feelings of depression, stress, anger or other psychological issues, it can aggravate asthma. In addition to taking medication for bronchitis, one must also keep a positive state of mind.
As per studies when the viruses that cause flu and colds irritate the lining of the nose it causes inflammation and the subsequent symptoms of running nose and sneezing. Cough is the body’s natural reflexive action to expel a foreign particle or irritants that have gone into the airway. When there is an infection, the lining of the airways get affected and irritated triggering a cough. When there is mucus formation, it irritates the nerve endings in the airways and leads to a productive cough. The inflammation of the bronchial tubes leads to bronchitis and it is usually caused by viruses. Bacteria, fungi or viruses can cause infection in the lungs called pneumonia.
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