- Asthma: brief overview
- Symptoms of asthma
- Causes of asthma
- Asthmatic, living daily with this chronic pathology:
- Relieving Asthma by plants:
- How to take internal use?
Breathe it's living and, well breathe it's even better: it's good to live!
This physiological process to supply the body with oxygen by releasing carbon dioxide is assured in humans (and other living beings) by lungs. Consisting of 2 bronchi and hundreds of millions of small cells, the lungs are the seat of therespiratory.
In "bad condition ", there are many affections to which the subject is exposed. Among these respiratory diseases, we will remember theasthma which, according to WHO, affects nearly 300 million people worldwide.
This respiratory disease is very widespread in countries with high industrialization.
Asthma: brief overview
Etymologically, the word asthma would come from Greek " ásthma " and Latin " asthma " which means "difficult breathing ".
Theasthma is, therefore, a affection of respiratory system which affects the bronchioles. The bronchioles that are themselves, the branches of the airways and bronchial extensions allowing access of air to the alveoli in the lungs.
Symptoms of asthma
Translated by difficulty breathing, asthma is usually manifested by a breathlessness, a wheezing or again, sensation ofoppression at the level of chest. There are various clinical forms of asthma: theallergic asthma, thechronic asthma andexercise asthma…
The clinical form that will hold our attention in this article is the bronchial form. What are his symptoms ?
Bronchial asthma is a combination of 2 lung diseases: asthma and bronchitis.
Characterized by "chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract with hypersensitivity of the bronchi and narrowing of the respiratory tracts ", bronchial asthma is manifested in addition to the so-called" classic "symptoms of asthma, by cough, especially at night, producing viscous vitreous mucus.
The symptoms of these diseases are similar. It is therefore often difficult to make a diagnosis.
Causes of asthma
Studies have shown that, causes asthma are unknown.
However, some researchers have shown that, various factors of risk environmental (increased chemical pollution of the air), genetic, psychological (stress), nutritional or by infections can trigger a asthma attack. They think that this disease of the respiratory tract is hereditaryas well as dermatitis or even allergic rhinitis.
Indeed, this type of asthma could be triggered following:
- physical effort,
allergens (animal hair, certain foods, dust, pollen)
stimuli (cold / dry air, cigarette smoke)
- an inflammation of the respiratory tract caused by bacteria or viruses.
Asthmatic, living daily with this chronic pathology:
Chronic respiratory disease frequent, asthma especially the form severe, is handicapping daily for 76% of subjects. Not only does it limit their activity and physical capacity but, especially in children, it affects their psychology because, perpetuating a situation of anxiety and a feeling of inferiority.
Relieving Asthma by plants:
In case of asthma, you have to be very careful and always ask fordoctor's advice.
Indeed, some plants are not suitable and even less certain inhalations and essential oils.
Sure medical prescription, some plants can prove to be excellent natural remedies for relieve asthma.
For example, the passionflower, the valerianplantain (Plantago major), the Cassis, the khella, the lobelia, the licorice, the nigella, the lime, Ephedra, the potentilla, thebriar, thehawthorn, the yerba santa, the viburnum are plants without essential oils and who act against the bronchial spasm andallergy.
As to essential oil plants which can be used against bronchial spasm and allergy, we note: the marjoram, the rosemary, the pine, the garlic, the thyme, the thyme or the lavender.
How to take internal use?
In infusion, a dose of 50 g (or 1 tablespoon of the mixture for 1 cup of boiling water) of a plant of your choice is recommended every night. You can choose between passionflower (flowers and leaves), hawthorn (flowers), poppy (flowers), trefoil (grass) or linden (berries).
You can also brew, take 3 or 4 cups a day of these natural plants: marjoram, poppy (flowers), sweetclover (grass), lobelia (blooming stem), hyssop (grass). 40 g (or 3 tablespoons) of each plant of your choice, enough for 1 liter of boiling water.
Note, however, that in case ofallergic asthma, the administration of pharmaceuticals to control mucus (mucolytic) if needed and, use of bronchodilatorsanti-allergic agents and anti-inflammatories are recommended on medical advice.