Bronchial asthma can result in periodic fits of coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and feelings of tightness in the chest. These are none-too-pleasant symptoms of what can otherwise be described as a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs/airways. And while there’s medication to help alleviate the issue for the short term, ayurveda may have a more natural solution.
In a study conducted by the Parul Institute of Pharmacy & Research, asthma therapy in ayurveda is described as an ancient scientific approach that incorporates the use of herbal drugs. The study looks at ayurveda as a more natural way of dealing with this type of inflammatory disease and how the system of medicine can be applied to treat the condition of asthma, either independently or as an integrated (alternative medicine) approach to the issue.
Modern findings indicate that the herbal drugs used in the treatment have actually shown anti-asthmatic activity. The article also brings to light the concept of diet and life-style management, in addition to herbal usage, as a possible short-term — and perhaps even long-term — solution to coping with asthma.
Those who seek a non-toxic method to help relieve the many undesirable effects associated with asthma might find benefits in ayurveda therapy, either as an alternative or complementary medicine.