Thamboola Rasayanam also called Tambula Rasayanam is yet another vital part of Kerala Ayurveda’s long-list of ayurvedic medicines. It contains several ingredients and herbs which are known to provide relief from various respiratory ailments like asthma, bronchitis, etc and used in the preparation of ayurvedic medicine for whooping cough.
Whooping cough is a chronic illness caused by an infection in the respiratory tract. People may have trouble taking a breath when there is an infection in the lungs followed by a high-pitch intake of breath causing whooping sound. Since it is a chronic illness, there is no definite allopathic treatment that can purge this condition completely. The allopathic medications to cure whooping cough may further pose a threat to the sufferer because of their ability to destroy the immunity power. Hence, there was a need to develop ayurvedic medicine for lung strength which used only naturally occurring herbs.
Thamboola Rasayanam by Kerala Ayurveda uses handpicked ingredients that function as ayurvedic means to help promote lung health and respiratory functions.
Thamboola Swarasa- Betel leaf juice
The vitality of this herb has been penned down in the ancient books of Ayurveda and it holds its importance dated back 400 BC. Not only Indians, but Chinese also have been using betel leaves extract in their medicines for the treatments of various disorders for its anti mutation and antioxidant properties. It helps to clear phlegm from the throat and the chest while soothing the throat area. Those suffering from tonsillitis and pharyngitis may find relief with ayurvedic medicine for whooping cough. By taking this medicine as prescribed, you may be able to get rid of the common cold and whooping cough.
Indian piper longum or Indian long pepper is a plant the fruit of which is used to make medicines for various purposes. The use of long pepper in Thamboola Rasayanam can help cure umpteen sets of issues including cough, asthma, bronchitis, digestion, tuberculosis, fever, stroke, insomnia, etc.
Madhu or honey is a long-used natural spice put to use for its antioxidant properties. It helps boost immunity and prevent inflammation in the body. People use honey and ginger to soothe a sore throat and get relief from cough. In fact, this liquid spice is also used to treat asthma. Honey lubricates the airways making cough easy while helping the mucus to break up.
Bambusa arundinacea is a plant mentioned in the various books of Ayurveda. It assists people in the treatment of cough, nausea, digestive disorders, wounds, and fever. Besides this, Ayurveda considers the disease to be the result of variations in the dosha levels of the body, which are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. So, in the event of whooping cough, it helps reduce vitiated Kapha and Pitta
According to Ayurveda, the energy of breathing is very important for the vitality of the body. Prana, supplies the energy to all the subsequent body parts, of course along with food and without this, we cannot imagine our existence. Prana is the sub dosha of Vata. It flows into the body, but can only be balanced with outward breath which is exhalation.
Our body has the capacity to work beyond its capacity to take care of the Prana. The respiratory system of the body is of utmost importance, so the body spares no energy to keep it functional. This system of the body uses blood and oxygen to keep itself goes on functional. So, they need a lot of lubrication to prevent the shutdown. The Kapha dosha resides in the upper trunk of the lungs. Ailments arise when there is a problem in the regulation of water across the lungs and its surfaces. Vata causes dryness while Pitta balance is responsible for inflammation. Any variation in their balance may cause dryness and the formation of the ama results in whooping cough because the lungs are infected.
As per Ayurveda, the causes of lung problems are as follows:
Regular consumption of dry, cold, heavy, incompatible food
Irregular intake of food
Increased consumption of black gram, sesame seeds, meat, poultry, beans etc.
Intake of cold water
Being exposed to cold climate
Dust, smoke and wind may also block the air pathways
Doing too much workout
Being sexually active
Trauma to throat, chest and vital organs
Include wheat, old rice, green gram, horse gram, barley & snake gourd
Intake garlic, turmeric, ginger, and black pepper
Drink lukewarm water, goat milk, honey
Respiratory exercise like Pranayama
Yoga and meditation
Avoid cold food
Avoid: black gram, mustard leaves, poultry
Avoid deep frying items
Exposure to Cold & Humid atmosphere
Sweets, Chilled water, Stored food items, Curd
Suppression of natural urges
Excessive physical exertion
Exposure to Smoke, Dust and fumes, Pollutants, and chemicals.
1 tsp once or twice a day before or after food, or as directed by an Ayurvedic expert.
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