Author: Dr. Jyoti / 14/12/2019 10:40:40 AM
Do you have a stubborn cough and continuous sneezing that don’t go away? It may just be a more serious respiratory disease called bronchitis. The meaning of the disease is hidden in its name. Bronchi refer to large and medium-sized airways in the lungs. The word ‘itis’ refers to inflammation and hence goes the definition of bronchitis, ‘inflammation of the bronchi in the lungs that causes coughing’.
According to the time period for which it lasts, bronchitis has been classified into the following types:
Bronchitis is a communicable disease and there are different ways in which you can come in contact with the disease causing pathogens. These are:
By reading till here, you definitely know what NOT TO DO if you do not want to become a victim of bronchitis. As we look at the symptomatic sphere, we find that a patient of bronchitis can suffer from cough with production of mucus. The mucus can be clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in colour. The produced mucus may also be streaked with blood.
Being affected by bronchitis also makes your body weak and causes chronic fatigue. It gives way to other infections and your immune system is compromised. Shortness of breath and wheezing can also be observed as one finds it difficult to breathe and gasps for a breath at certain times. Chest discomfort also troubles the affected patients.
Due to the infection and inflammation in bronchi, the body also suffers from slight fever and chills. If acute bronchitis is not managed within time, it may proceed to pneumonia. Repeated bouts of bronchitis may indicate that you have COPD i.e. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. COPD is an umbrella term for progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and refractory asthma.
To prevent and manage bronchitis, it is important to give herbal help to your lungs and respiratory tract which also improves your resistance against infections and diseases at the same time. Ensure that the herbs you take are pure in quality and potent in action. Providing you with such ready-made Ayurvedic combinations are the following products:
A little expectoration is a good thing to cleanse your airways and lungs. Expectorating and coughing all the time aren’t. Dive in the benefits of herbs to prevent the onslaught of bronchitis.
Aloe vera is an evergreen, succulent, perennial herb that grows in tropical climates and has its origins in the Arabian Peninsula.
Black pepper or the ‘King of Spices’ is one of the most popularly known spices all over the world.
Cinnamon, a mild brown coloured bark, belongs to the family Lauraceae. It is widely used as a spice and is native to South America and Southeast Asia.
Clove aka Syzygium aromaticum, is the flower bud of a tree, belonging to the plant family Myrtaceae.
Ginger, scientifically known as Zingiber officinale, belongs to the plant family Zingiberaceae. Turmeric and cardamom also belong to the same botanical family.
Green Green tea is the most preferred tea by the health-conscious community all over the world. It is derived from Camellia sinensis plant.
Tulsi is an aromatic plant belonging to Lamiaceae family.
Cardamom is a spice belonging to the family Zingiberaceae. The plant is native to India, Indonesia and Asia. Cardamom contains numerous triangular small black seeds enclosed in a light green pod.
Curcumin is a bioactive ingredient of turmeric and is known for its medicinal properties. Turmeric is a familiar dietary spice.
Long pepper is also known as pippali or Indian long pepper. The scientific name for long pepper is Piper longum and belongs to the family Piperaceae.
Mulethi refers to the herb liquorice which is scientifically known as Glycyrrhiza glabra. The plant is native to the countries of Asia and Europe, including India.
Nutmeg is the seed of Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree. The tree gives two spices, mace and nutmeg.