Herbal Infusion for Asthma

Asthma is a chronic respiratory problem accompanied with cough, wheezing and shortness of breath. Since it is a chronic disease, it requires long-term treatment, sometimes, even for a lifetime. Medications round the year can be overwhelming sometimes. However, there are few simple home remedies that helps to give some relief from asthma and its symptoms like cough and wheezing. In Ayurveda medicine, herbs use is preferred and it helps to reduce inflammation in lungs and open the air pathways to decrease congestion in throat. These herbs help to relieve the symptoms of asthma. Here we have an herbal infusion for asthma that will help relax the body and treat asthma.

All of these herbs are beneficial for the respiratory system. These herbs help to decrease the strike of asthma attacks.

  1. Karpooravalli also known as Mexican mint is a well-known cough remedy. It gives good relief from symptoms of asthma as it has good amount of menthol content to reduce the phlegm-caused inflammation in chest. It is also an excellent expectorant that increases the bronchial secretion and clears the mucus from the air passages and lungs.
  2. Vallarai is also a suitable vegetable for treating asthma and cough related diseases. It has excellent antioxidant content and so is best to treat various infections.
  3. Thoothuvalai is a green herb that is usually used for curing cure cold, cough, asthma, and other respiratory problems

Herbal Infusion for Asthma

Ingredients:

Karpooravalli (Country borage/Mexican mint)

Thoothuvalai (Purple fruited pea egg plant or Thai nightshade)

Vallarai (Centella or Gotu Kola)

Palm Jaggery

Directions:

  • First take equal quantities of all the three herbs – Karpooravalli, thoothuvalai, vallarai leaves
  • Sundry and powder them finely. You can store it for use whenever required.
  • To prepare the herbal infusion, take one teaspoon of this powder mixture to 150 ml of water.
  • Boil it well until it reduces to half the quantity.
  • Now add a bit of palm jaggery to this decoction. This will add some flavor to the herbal drink.

You have to take this preparation twice a day. The herbs are beneficial to strengthen the lungs.

People with Asthma can experience good improvement after taking this infusion. Regular consumption of this herbal infusion gives relief from labored breathing and wheezing problems.

 

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