What do we mean by Respiratory Disorders?
Respiratory Disorders are disorders of the lungs. It is an unfortunate state of affairs, as the air we breathe is wholly polluted with dust and harmful gases making our body more prone to sickness.
Causes for Respiratory Disorders—
Obesity –Obesity is prevalent a majority of our population, causing respiratory problems in many ways. Obesity weakens our immunity that leads to many other diseases.
Dietary habits – Consumption of fast food & improper eating habits ultimately leads to indigestion & constipation issues which in turn lowers the immunity of the body making a person fall prey to the infections present in the environment.
Air pollution – Air pollution makes our body’s -immunity very poor. It increases the risk of infections & allergies that cause breathing problems and is one of the essential reasons behind most of the respiratory disorders.
Smoking – Smoking has been estimated to cause about 2/3 of all lung cancers and half of the chronic respiratory diseases worldwide.
Respiratory infections are best treated with Ancient Ayurveda—
Ayurvedic herbs help to overcome respiratory disorders. Ayurveda has a magical power that can eliminate and ultimately destroy the root cause of diseases. It balances the internal functions & hormonal disturbances to avoid any further issues in the future.
Special Ayurvedic herbs & Panchakarma therapies are very beneficial in rejuvenating the body. Various herbs are provided to the patients in the form of capsules, powders & syrups to boost the immunity and make them more defensive against infections and viral attacks.
The prominent herbs for supporting a healthy bronchial response are—
The peppercorns (black pepper and pippali) are long-term lung tissue builders and detoxifiers. It does an excellent job in keeping the airways open over time.
Liquorice is another herb that supports the proper functioning of the lungs and adrenals. It supports a healthy immune response and elimination of natural toxins from the liver.
Calming herbs such as turmeric may help in stressful situations when the bronchial system is overworked. Turmeric can calm down the bronchial system, especially when mixed with coriander and cumin.
Bitter herbs such as turmeric and dandelion support the reduction of a long-term accumulation of mucus.
Pungent herbs as black pepper, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, help reduce the consistency of the mucus, making it easier to breathe.
A combination of the fruits such as Amalaki, Haritaki and Bibhitaki is the classic decoction.
Kaphapitta Shamaka [reduces vitiated Kapha and Pitta], is one of the coldest and most bitter herbs in Ayurveda.
Vasaka Leaf, a famous Ayurvedic herb, is very useful in lung infections.
A syrup made from the combination of Vasaka leaf, Liquorice root, tulsi leaf, ginger root, Haritaki fruit, pippali fruit, and peppermint is beneficial.
Talisadi and Sitopaladi are other such herbs that are an excellent addition since they focus on immunity build.
Fortunately, the body desperately wants to keep the lungs healthy, so let’s work with the body’s priorities to heal these lung problems.
At Madras Institute of Ayurveda [MIA]—the Herbal Ayurveda and Panchakarma Centre, there is an Out-patient Department with facilities for consultation in different areas, regular check-ups and more. It also possesses an in-patient department with well-equipped Panchakarma theatres. Successful treatment options for an entire spectrum of diseases are offered. A correct diagnosis is essential before starting the treatment.
So, log on to www.miayurveda.org for any questions or concerns you may have.