Diseases are a part and parcel of our life. Though there has been tremendous improvement in the scientific field, still man has not become victorious over mortality and morbidity rate. Even after the invention of new machines and vaccines to cure the existing diseases, new diseases keep cropping up.
Man is left with no other option but to blame genes, environment and micro organisms for the newer diseases which keep emerging every other day. As a result, many people have started reverting back to nature for getting cure from various diseases. The intelligent ones believe in the age old adage “Prevention is better than cure”
Bronchitis is such one such disease which is known to affect nearly 7 million Americans. Viruses and bacteria are known to cause inflammation of the bronchial tube. The Vasaka herb is known to be an ancient cure for treating bronchitis. Known by the name of Adathoda and Vasica Malabar nut, this natural cough remedy is also an excellent cure for Asthma.
Bronchitis can be categorized as :
- Acute Bronchitis: This type of bronchitis is known to occur suddenly and last for a few days. It is known to affect people of all ages.
- Chronic Bronchitis: The chronic bronchitis generally lasts for a longer period of time. It is known to occur due to certain medical conditions such as Emphysema. Generally adult males are known to get more afflicted with this type of bronchitis.
Although not a life threatening disease, the symptoms of bronchitis can prevail from days to weeks. Understanding the difference between the symptoms of acute and chronic bronchitis is essential to get proper treatment for the same.
Symptoms of acute Bronchitis:
- Sore throat
- Cough accompanied with yellowish or greenish mucous
- Burning feeling in chest.
Symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis:
- Pale blue colored lips
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of ankle, feet and leg
- Cough with mucous
Smokers are at a greater risk for developing bronchitis in their life time. Apart from virus and bacterial infection, dust and other environmental pollution, a condition of GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) is also known to cause bronchitis.
The antitussive, anti-inflammatory and bronchodilatory properties of Vasaka herb helps treat allergies and respiratory tract blockages. Thus, the Vasaka benefits help to normalize the entire lung function and also in keeping the lung healthy.A little bit of life style changes accompanied with the use of the time honored Himalaya Herbal supplement of Vasaka can help keep the problem of bronchitis at bay.