WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHAT'S CAUSING IT? WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Are you prone to a problem with 'Asthma'?
There are many types of asthma, including excess mucus in the lungs (Kapha), inflammation causing constriction of the bronchial tubes (Pitta), and spasm of the bronchial tubes (Vata). In Vata type asthma, address adrenal exhaustion and employ anti-spasmodics such as cardamom, fennel, and other aromatic spices.
Kapha is generally a contributing factors in all respiratory conditions, including asthma. Congested circulation and thick blood cause mucus buildup stressing the lungs. The lungs are also sensitive to airborne allergies, such as dust, mold, and animal dander (wool, cats, etc.). Kapha type asthma responds well to mahanarayan and licorice root tea. However, to find the root cause of allergies you have to address the liver and Pitta dosha as well.
Lung and upper body skin inflammation are related. Inflammation in either area means that heat is moving 'up and out'.
Disclaimer: 'Asthma' could be serious and should be checked by a medical doctor.
STAGE OF DISEASE 4 - TISSUE DISEASEIf 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 symptoms in this category, but dismiss earlier warning signs of imbalance - i.e. symptoms in the stage 1 category. It is ideal to find and address the root causes weakening your system and remove them first. This ensures you are not adding fuel to the fire of disease. Once the root causes are removed, you can work on addressing the disease head on along with strengthening your body. This typically yields a quicker recovery and prevents recurrence. Ayurveda's preventative approach suggests you pay careful attention to every stage of disease development.
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FAVOR HERBS WITH THESE MEDICINAL PROPERTIESIngredient and herbs each have unique effects on the various organs of your body. Herbalists study these effects and categorize them, so it is easy to identify which foods and herbs are most helpful for your unique body type. Click on the medicinal properties below to learn more about them, and to figure out which recipes, ingredients and products will be a good match for you. Individual results will vary depending upon the root cause of your imbalance. The following medicinal properties are useful for a general case of 'Asthma'. You must independently verify whether these medicinal properties address the root causes of your case of Asthma.
ANTISPASMODICHerbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, colic or IBS.
ANTIHISTAMINEHerbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system.
Lung and Sinus:
BRONCHODILATORAn herb that encourages the widening or opening of the lung airways. Helpful in cough and asthma.
LUNG-TONICStrengthens the lungs. These herbs are helpful when recovering from either acute or chronic lung issues like bronchitis or pneumonia.
DIET REMEDIES FOR 'ASTHMA'
PRODUCTS REMEDIES FOR 'ASTHMA'
REMOVE THE CAUSES OF YOUR IMBALANCE
ASTHMA USUALLY MEANS THESE
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On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalances (gunas). By eating an optimal diet that balances your gunas, your whole body is strengthened and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies - such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance your healing.
About the AuthorJohn 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.