Ayurvedic Remedies for Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the lungs of an individual. Usually, we see this disease in children, but anyone can have asthma. The common signs of asthma are wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing in the morning or at night. Tree pollen, grass, mold, cold air, cigarette smoke, air pollution, and dietary habits can trigger asthma.

Asthama is mentioned as “Tamaka Shwasa” in the Ayurvedic text “Charaka Samhita”. According to Ayurveda asthma is imbalanced Vata and aggravated Kapha, it can be controlled by alleviating Pitta. Several Ayurvedic Herbal remedies mentioned in the Ancient Ayurvedic texts, some of them are mentioned below.

  • Take a mixture of 1 tablespoon of water and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice twice a day.
  • Take a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey to taste.
  • Drink a glass of 2/3 carrot juice, 1/3 spinach juice, 3 times a day.
  • Mix 10 – 15 drops of garlic juice in warm water and drink it in the morning.
  • Grind to powder form – 2 gms each of Nagar (Nutgrass, Cyperus rotundus) and Bharangi and mix them in water to prepare a paste which should be taken, with warm lukewarm water, twice daily.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon of Indian bay leaf (Cinnamomum tamala) powder and have it before going to bed at night. This will help you in preventing the attack of asthma at night.
  • Take 10 cloves of garlic boiled with 30 ml of milk once a day.
  • Make a paste of Black resin, dates, long Pippli (Piper longum) and honey, in equal quantity. Take one teaspoonful of it morning and evening with warm milk.


I am an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. I use holistic techniques of Ayurveda from India to help individuals maintain a healthy life, eliminate impurities, reduce stress, and fight disease. Through observation techniques that focus on the interconnections between body, mind, and spirit.

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