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Bronchitis


Written by John Immel, Asheville, NC
Bronchitis eventually scars lung tissue, and can result in asthma, reduced immunity, and allergies to airborne allergens. Chronic lunch infections must be cleared once Kapha is pacified. The lungs may be affected by excessive cold, dryness & irritation, phlegm, & toxicity.

Disclaimer: 'Bronchitis' could be serious and should be checked by a medical doctor.

Aggravated Doshas & Qualities

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances, showing you where your body is weak. Specifically, they reveal the doshas & qualities that may have become aggravated. If you notice a quality or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.

One or more of the following doshas and qualities may be aggravated.If you have a systemic imbalance of one of these doshas or qualities, Ayurveda would generally recommend avoiding foods and lifestyle habits with that quality.

Pitta aggravatingKapha aggravatingDigestive Effects Help
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Key: V = Vata, P = Pitta, K = Kapha. A slash through a dosha means it an aggravated dosha. To learn more about the symbols above, click on them.

Correct Imbalance

Food and lifestyle habite with the following effects may reduce imbalances associated with 'Bronchitis'.
About Pharmacological Effects
The list of actions below have not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Anti-InflammatoryDecongestantExpectorant

Stage of Disease: 4 - Tissue Degeneration

If you have symptoms in this category it means your imbalances have overwhelmed your body's resistance causing a full-fledged disease. Once imbalance reaches this stage it is more likely to cause acute or chronic conditions. You might be tempted to focus your attention on fighting diseases in this category, but dismiss earlier warning signs of imbalance. Ayurveda emphasizes healthy diet and lifestyle choices to restore balance. The preventative approach suggests you pay careful attention to every stage of disease development.

Ayurvedic Herbs & Natural Products for Bronchitis

Please review these herbs & products below to determine which ones might be helpful for Bronchitis.

Trikatu
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
$10.75
Classic Ayurvedic digestive formula. Trikatu supports metabolism of fat and reduces toxins and Kapha.

Immune Support
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$18.95

Diet for Bronchitis

A diet rich in these foods & nutritional supplements may help re-balance the aggravated qualities and doshas in bronchitis.
ClovesVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingStrawberriesVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.

John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.

Comments & Personal Experiences

How does 'bronchitis' affect your quality of life? What aggravates it? What has helped you? Is there something you'd like to know about 'bronchitis'?

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Hi! Im recovering from a master cleanse and Bronchitis..coughing up white mucky looking stuff mostly in morning although it can happen less often during day and evening.It is slowly improving. Im Vata (in triple Vata with age and season/Pita with a hair of Kapha and wonder what is the best combo of kitchari for this? Just starting to eat regular food again and transitioned to Vata reducing kitchari which feels wonderful. What things can I adjust to help with the lung congestion and phlegm in general? Thanks, Nan

- Nan Moore, San ramon, CA, 01-10-15 (Reply)

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