Bronchial allergy: a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that causes periodic attack of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
Allergies are strongly linked to asthma and to other respiratory diseases such as chronic sinusitis, middle ear infections, and nasal polyps.
Mast cells are the allergy-causing cells that release chemicals like histamine. Histamine is the substance that causes nasal stuffiness and dripping in a cold or hay fever, constriction of airways in asthma, and itchy areas in a skin allergy. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell associated with allergic disease. T lymphocytes are also white blood cells associated with allergy and inflammation.
Bronchial allergy triggers may include:
• Smoking and secondhand smoke
• Infections such as colds, flu, or pneumonia
• Allergens such as food, pollen, mold, dust mites, and pet dander
• Air pollution and toxins
• Weather, especially extreme changes in temperature
• Drugs (such as aspirin, NSAIDs, and beta-blockers)
• Food additives (such as MSG)
• Emotional stress and anxiety
• Singing, laughing, or crying
• Perfumes and fragrances
• Acid reflux
The Ayurvedic Approach:
Bronchial asthma is known as tamaka svassa in Ayurveda. This medical science emphasizes on gastro-intestinal factors apart from the respiratory afflictions to be the cause for bronchial asthma. That is why in the preliminary stage of the disease or just before its onset, the patient complains of indigestion, constipation or diarrhea.
Vaata type asthma is characterized by dry cough and wheezing. Additional symptoms are thirst, dry mouth, dry skin, constipation, anxiety and craving for warm drinks. Attacks occur predominantly at vaata time—dawn and dusk.
Pitta type asthma is characterized by cough and wheezing with yellow phlegm. Other symptoms are fever, sweating, irritability and need for cool air. Attacks are at pitta time—noon and midnight.
Kapha type asthma is characterized by cough and wheezing with abundant clear or white phlegm. The lungs are often congested producing a whistling sound.
Attacks are at kapha time—morning and evening.
There are certain herb which helps in preventing all sorts of bronchial disorders and they are:
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (DAALCHINI)
• It has extremely high anti-oxidant activity, and the oil of cinnamon has strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. For infections caused by bacteria and parasitic worms; and the common cold, and the flu (influenza).
• It is also a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
• Act as a natural remedy for coughs and the common cold. A simple herbal remedy for treating a sore throat.
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (MULETHI)
• It is of great value in naturally treating sore throat, chest congestion, bronchitis.
• Licorice roots work wonders in treatment of respiratory tract infection like sore throat (hoarseness of voice), cold and cough, etc
And the above mentioned herbs are present in product range of Herbalage named Breatholax & Nutritionext.
Asthma, respiratory and bronchial health.
It is formulated to address all sorts of discomfort related to upper respiratory tract. It helps decongest the pulmonary system and repair damaged lung tissues.
- Helps overcome form infections of lungs and respiratory tracts.
- Addresses all sorts of allergies related to asthma and respiratory tracts.
- Helps strengthen lungs and thus increases oxygen intake in the body including brain.
- Helps address severe diseases such as TB, swine flu and other pulmonary diseases.
- Builds immunity against bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
- Acts as complementing medication in the treatment of coronary artery diseases.
- Helps boosts immunity, relieves stress and protects from attracting infections.
- Purifies blood and helps protect from all sorts of flue (including h1n1/swine flue etc).
- Helps improve respiratory functions, boost oxygen and purifies blood.