Ayurvedic Respiratory

What is a Respiratory Disorder

A respiratory disorder is any disease or condition that affects the respiratory system, the complex network of organs and tissues responsible for taking in oxygen and releasing carbon dioxide. This system includes the lungs, airways (nose, throat, trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles), diaphragm, and other muscles involved in breathing.

How are Respiratory Diseases Treated in Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, treating respiratory diseases goes beyond just addressing symptoms; it focuses on restoring balance within the body and promoting holistic healing. Here’s how Ayurveda tackles respiratory issues:

Understanding Respiratory Diseases in Ayurveda:

  • Dosha Imbalance: Ayurveda views respiratory diseases as primarily a result of imbalances in the doshas, particularly Kapha Dosha (responsible for structure and mucus) and Vata Dosha (governing movement and communication). Excess Kapha leads to mucus accumulation and blockages, while Vata imbalance can disrupt airflow and worsen congestion.

  • Treatment Strategies:

    1. Panchakarma: This detoxification process helps eliminate ama and restore doshic balance. Therapies like Virechana (purgation), Basti (medicated enemas), and Nasya (nasal administration of medicated oils) cleanse the body, clear mucus, and improve lung function.

    2. Rasayana: Rejuvenation therapies with herbs like Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), and Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) possess powerful expectorant, bronchodilatory, and anti-inflammatory properties. They help clear mucus, improve airflow, and reduce inflammation in the airways.

    3. Swasthavritta and Aahara Vihar: Lifestyle modifications play a crucial role in managing respiratory issues. A balanced diet rich in easily digestible foods, fruits, vegetables, and warm spices like ginger and turmeric is recommended. Avoiding cold, heavy, and mucus-forming foods like dairy and fried foods is advised. Regular exercise tailored to individual needs, focusing on gentle breathing exercises like pranayama and yoga postures like Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) and Marjaryasana (Cat Pose), can further improve lung function and flexibility.

Ailments We Treat


Honey And Cloves. A mixture of cloves (at least 7-8) and bananas must be kept overnight and eaten the next day to strengthen the lungs. After an hour (nothing to be consumed during the time), follow this up with a little hot water and honey. This is very helpful for those suffering from chronic bronchial asthma

Respiratory Treatments at Vaidyaratnam Vrindavan Ayurveda Chikitsalayam

Vaidyaratnam Vrindavan Ayurveda Chikitsalayam is a leading Ayurvedic medical center in India that specializes in Respiratory treatments. The center offers a variety of Ayurvedic therapies that are designed to improve health.