Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Asthma

Ashtma is found to flare up during winter. There are a couple of excellent ayurvedic herbal remedies for asthma that have been found to be helpful.

The word asthma denotes 'panting'. People suffering from asthma have difficulty breathing, especially exhaling. Though not contagious, it is found to run in the families. So if your parents or grandparents have asthma, probability of you getting asthma is more. Stress, environmental pollution etc also can cause asthma.

Prevelance of childhood asthma is on the increase now. Given below is a preparation that has been found to be very effective in treating asthma, both for grown-ups and children.


Kandankathiri whole plant with root 2000 gm
Sitramutti 75 gm
Nerunji root 75 gm
Sitrarathai 75 gm
Chukku (dried ginger) 75 gm
Pepper 75 gm
Thippili 75 gm


The whole kandankathiri plant is thoroughly cleaned and dried in shade and cut to pieces. 1750 gm of this is taken boiled in 14 litres of pure water and reduced to 1.5 litres.

The rest of the ingredients are powdered and sieved. They are then added to the above kashayam. Add 1500 gm of cow ghee to this and heat the mixture. Boil it till it bubbles up and forms a foamy layer, then remove it from heat.

Store the preparation in a bottle. Take this one spoon after food both morning and evening. Regular intake is found to cure asthma.

More ayurvedic home remedies for asthma to follow.

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