Ayurvedic treatment for asthma, as for any other disease involves medications that derive their power from their taste. In Ayurveda, each drug has a flavor, which gives it its potential. According to scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, substances that give certain foods their bitter tastes, it can also act to reverse the contraction of airway cells. This …
Ayurvedic treatment for asthma as for any other disease involves medications that derive their power from their taste. In Ayurveda, each drug has a flavor, which gives it its potential. According to scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, substances that give certain foods their bitter tastes, it can also act to reverse the contraction of airway cells. This investment, known as “The bronchodilation”, is used to treat disease obstructive airways such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The sense of taste is mediated by taste receptors on the tongue. These receptors are thought to exist only in the language but recent discoveries have shown that are expressed in various cell types throughout the body. In particular, there bitter taste receptors in the smooth muscle cells in the airways. The fact that these bitter substances relax smooth muscles, suggests that they have the potential to stop asthma attacks and in fact, might even be an improvement over current treatments because the relaxation effects are pretty fast.
From the Ayurvedic perspective, this discovery explains how bitter herbs are working in the treatment of asthma. The reason why this study is monumental because it opens a window of opportunity to explain how other tastes may be working on other diseases. There may be different tastes receptors in different organs.
scientists still reject this as a cure, because it is not about to inflammation, which is the root cause of the disease. But based on our clinical experience, and detailed mention in ayurvedic texts, bitter taste properties counteract the inflammatory process. However bitter taste will not work in all cases of asthma, especially when a lot of mucus plugs are present, as bitter taste will be left without effect by mucus plugs. This is where acre (cold) flavor will work, as it is known to have properties mucolytics dissolution and mucous membranes.
Scientists also say that other types of diseases such as COPD and emphysema could possibly be less receptive as there is extensive damage to the lungs. This is very true as sweet herbs, which have regenerative properties, work well here. While this is not so simple, as there are many other factors besides flavor, they have to be taken into account during ayurvedic treatment for asthma .
Western research, as always, the pursuit of active ingredients, unlike the basics of Ayurveda, which are holistic in nature. Also in this case, scientists hear about “bitter substances that give flavor to food ‘, rather than talking about food or herbs, as a whole. It is a proven fact that the herbs used in Ayurveda of asthma treatment, have no side effects because it is used as a whole, rather than by using active ingredients .