Asthma

Asthma is a disease of the bronchial tubes or airways. Symptoms are a feeling of tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing.

Water Treatments

  1. Fomentation on the chest, 2 times a day.
  2. Steam inhalation, 2 times a day.
  3. Breathing exercises for 10-15 minutes when there is no attack of asthma, 4 times a day.

Breathing Exercises

Position: Sit relaxed on a chair, with the back supported by a pillow.

Breathe in through the nose. Then purse the lips and pretend you are blowing through a straw. Blow out twice as long as you breathe in. Gradually increase the time of blowing.

Relax after blowing and take 3 or 4 normal breaths before you start the purse breathing again. These can be done in the morning, upon waking up, and in the evening, before retiring. These may be performed also when short of breath while doing other exercises and activities.

Herbal Medications

  1. Talumpunay leaves

v Roll 2 dried leaves.

v Use as cigarette every 6 hours.

  1. Kalatsutsi leaves

v Roll 2 dried leaves.

v Use as cigarette, one in the and one in the evening.

  1. Sampalok bark

v Chop and boil a one-foot long piece of piece of bark in 3 glasses of water for 10 minutes

Dosage:

Adults: 1 cup every after meal and at bedtime.

Children: ½ cup, 4 times a day (after meals and at bedtime).

Babies: 2 tsps., 4 times a day (after meals and at bedtime).

  1. Kulitis leaves and flowers

v Boil 5 chopped young stems with flowers and leaves in 5 glasses of water for 10 minutes.

Dosage:

Adults: 1 cup, 4 times a day.

Children: ½ cup, 4 times a day.

Babies: 2 tsps., 4 times a day.

Note: This treatment is specially good for excessive mucus discharge.


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