DR. SONICA KRISHAN
Ayurveda Herb Support for Respiratory System
One of the most irksome and inescapable ailment of the respiratory system is bronchitis. It might either be a meek, irritating cough; allergic cough; dry or productive cough – bronchitis is generally aggravating for the patient. You might try to ignore the symptoms of cough at first, yet at times when the simple signs of cough are ignored or even suppressed, it may take the form of a more grave disease like asthma or tuberculosis.
Symptoms of Bronchitis
This disease is characterized by the inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs.
Initially there is irritating, dry cough along with retro-sternal pain or discomfort; later on, the cough is persistent and productive with mucoid, blood-streaked sputum.
A sensation of tightness in the chest, difficulty in breathing, and wheezing sound become apparent.
A person might also suffer from mild to moderate fever, malaise, and sore throat.
Ayurveda’s View of Bronchitis
There are mainly five types of bronchitis or “Kasa Roga” in the Ayurvedic texts.
Born out of vitiation of Vata or the air humor.
Born out of vitiation of Pitta or the fire humor. Born out of vitiation of Kapha or the phlegm humor.
Bronchitis that results from an injury or infection.
Caused as a consequence of tuberculosis.