Asthma is a long term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. Asthma is caused by combination of genetic and environmental factors. It is a condition in which spasm in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing occurs. It occurs due to allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity.

Common signs and symptoms of asthma are:

  1. Coughing:- Worse cough occurs at night or early in the morning, making it hard to sleep at night .
  2. Chest tightness:- In this condition patient feels like something is squeezing or sitting on chest.
  3. Wheezing:- Patient feels whistling or squeaky sound.
  4. Shortness of breath.

Ayurvedic View:

As per Ayurveda asthma is a Swas Roga . The Kapha Dosha combines with pranvayu leading to obstruction in the respiratory passage called Pranavaha Srotas causing a disease called Swas Roga or Asthma. Asthma can be acute or chronic. It is a long term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. Asthma can attack all age groups but often starts in childhood. Asthma is often treated with steroids that cause bad effect on body and is not properly cured but with ayurvedic treatment it can be cured properly.

According to Ayurveda there are five types of asthma determined by their range in difficulty to treat and three types based on imbalance of dosha.

  1. Due to imbalance of air element – Dry type asthma occurs
  2. Due to imbalance of fire element – Infection type asthma occurs.
  3. Due to imbalance of water element- Congestion type asthma occurs

Asthma can be genetic or due to environmental factors.


  1. Recurrent breathing problems
  2. Breathlessness
  3. Wheezing
  4. Chest tightness
  5. Coughing
  6. Allergy from dust
  7. Difficulty talking
  8. Feeling of anxiety and panic
  9. Pale, sweaty face


  1. Collapsed Lungs
  2. Respiratory failure
  3. Infection of the lungs
  4. Psychological problems like stress, anxiety and depression


  1. Spirometery
  2. Chest X-Ray
  3. Evaluation for heartburn and GERD
  4. Evaluation of the sinuses


Here are some remedies that can be performed at home to get rid of asthma :

  1. Ginger juice, pomegranate juice and honey 1tsf 2-3 times a day.
  2. Heat mustard oil with little camphor gently massage it on chest.
  3. Garlic – Boil 2-3 cloves in one quarter cup of milk.
  4. Eucalyptus oil, cinnamon oil or clove oil to the chest and back also helps to improve breathing
  5. Ginger, black pepper, turmeric, cumin can be ground together and mixed with honey to create a paste. A teaspoon a day of this mixture should be taken by the patient daily.

Avoid in Asthma

  • Asthmatic patients should avoid these meals:-  Dried fruits especially peanuts, shrimp, pickles, packed food, bananas, oranges, lemons, sour fruit juices, potatos, arbi, legumes, drinking cold water, cold drinks, ( milk, wheat, eggs should be reduced).

Things to be Taken in Asthma

  • Asthmatic patients should choose these meals:-  Fruits and Vegetables, white meat, red meat, fish, spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, mango, melon and apricorts, watermelon, grapefruit, guavas, foods rich in magnesium and potassium.

Some herbs that are beneficial in asthma are:

  • Ginger – It has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Garlic – It has anti-inflammatory properties, antibiotic and antiviral properties, immunity booster and fight infection.
  • Ginkgo Biloba- It has anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Oregano- It has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Slippery Elm- It has anti- inflammatory properties.
  • Licorice- It has anti- inflammatory properties.
  • Turmeric- It has anti- inflammatory and very strong anti -oxidant properties.


Here at Planet Ayurveda, we provide patients with herbal remedies for Asthma which are very efficient in treating the disorder. The Asthma care pack provides 3 different herbal formulations which help in curing Asthma. Also, these medication have no reported side effects if taken in the proper dosage. In Allopathy there is not proper treatment of Asthma but in Ayurveda there is proper treatment of this disease and it is purely curable disease.

1. Praanraksak Churna

It is combination of seven herbs:

  1. Shirish (Albezzia lebbok) 40gm,
  2. 2) Vaasa (Adhtoda vasica) 40gm
  3. 3) Annathmool (typhlora Asthmatica) 40mg
  4. Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylinca) 20gm
  5. Bharangi (Clerodandrum Serritum) 10mg
  6. kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum) 40gm
  7. Mulethi (Glycerrhiza glabra) 10mg.

Benefits of Praanraksak Churna:

  1. It has the anti-allergic herbs for asthma and allergy.
  2. These herbs act together in synergistic manner and are effective in chronic allergic illness, respiratory.
  3. 3) The herbs Bharangi, kantakri, and Shirish act as anti-histamines and are effective in treating the acute and chronic asthmatic attacks.
  4. The herb Vaasa breaks the mucous plugs and are useful in common cough and also helpful in respiratory tract infection.

Dosage: 1-2 teaspoonful thrice with plain water, after meal.

2. Tulsi Capsules

  • The Ayurvedic formula of tulsi is prepared from the naturally from the pure extract taken from the herb Tulsi. The product form is 100% pure and formed in the capsule form.

Benefits of Tulsi Capsules:

  • It is also known as a holy basil as it considered as a holy plant in India. 1)  Tulsi has effective result on the respiratory system. It has an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial in respiratory inflammations like rhinitis and sinusitis.
  • Tulsi is used in tea also because of its strong aroma. It also helps to reduce stress and emotional imbalance. The best part is it easily available and very safe and effective. One can use in day to day life.

Dose - One can take 2 capsules twice daily or as directed by the physician.

3. Aller-G Care

  • The capsules formed from the best known herbs :1)  Haridra, 2)Aswagandha, 3) Neem and  4) Shirish.

Benefits Aller-G Care:

Aller-G Capsules formed from the purest extract taken from these herbs.

  1. Haridra is the commonly known as haldi. It's highly effective in rhinitis and allergies.
  2. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-diabetic properties. It is also effective for skin disorders also such as ache, pimples, rashes and skin inflammation.
  3. Neem is a wonderful disinfectant and has cleansing action in the body systems. It is effective in allergies and infection also. It is widely used as gum cleaner to protect from the oral infection and bad breathe. It has also anti-bacterial property.
  4. Aswagandha has a natural rejuvenating property for the body. This property helps to act over allergies, infection and inflammations. It also helps to reduce stress or neurological disorders. This herb has an anti- oxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps to reduce cholesterol and protect from the heart disorders.
  5. Sirish is also known as vish-ghan that literally meaning is removing poison, here poison means the toxins produced in the body due to imbalance of three doshas (vata , pitta & kapha).

Dosage: 1-2 Capsule twice a day with plain water after meal.

Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: http://www.planetayurveda.com & See the Real Testimonials from our Patients : https://www.youtube.com/user/planetayurvedatv