Chronic respiratory diseases are referred to as diseases of the airways and other structures of the lung. Some of the common ones are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and occupational lung diseases. Allergic rhinitis or ‘hay fever’, and sleep apnea are some other chronic respiratory diseases that affect millions of people across the world.
Chronic respiratory diseases affects any organ inside our body that is associated with the breathing process such as nasal cavities, larynx, throat, windpipe, bronchioles, bronchi, and lung tissues.
Common causes of respiratory diseases
Respiratory diseases usually occur due to several reasons. Some of the common ones are:
- Low immune functioning
- Adverse climatic conditions and air pollution
- Excessive exposure to smoke and other toxic materials
- Inappropriate development of lungs during childhood/before birth
- Presence of fungal, viral and bacterial infections
Symptoms of respiratory diseases
Although the symptoms of these diseases depend upon the condition the person is suffering from, the common symptoms are:
- Breathing issues like wheezing or shortness of breath
- Continuous cough
- Tightness or uneasiness in the chest area
- Swelling in toes and fingers due to improper breathing
- Throat pain due to soreness and inflammation, leading to change in the voice
- Blood with cough
Ayurveda’s approach to respiratory disorders
Ayurveda believes when an imbalance of Kapha takes place in the body, respiratory disorders take place. Aggravated Kapha-Vata gets stored in the respiratory tract, lungs and sinuses. When mucus accumulates, it lowers the Agni or digestive fire. Since lungs are the vital organs that distribute prana or life force throughout the body, if the channels of lungs are obstructed with ama, then the nourishment to the body gets disturbed.
In Ayurveda, the respiratory disorders are called pranavaha srtoto roga, and disorders related to respiratory system are classified according to the systematic imbalance.
– Shwasa (Breathing difficulties)
– Kasa (Cough)
– Pratishyaya (Rhinitis)
– Peenasa (Sinusitis)
Nasollerin capsule for Rhinitis
Nasollerin capsule is an Ayurvedic medicine manufactured by Sagar Pharmaceuticals, Bangalore. This herbal medicine is used for treating chronic respiratory disorders such as nasal and respiratory congestion, common cold, sneezing, sinusitis, vasomotor and allergic rhinitis. For a quick result in fever and flu, this herbal medicine works as a supportive drug. Ayurvedic medicine also builds immunity against allergens. It doesn’t cause drowsiness and dryness of the nose.
Ingredients of Nasollerin capsules
Each tablet contains:
Kachora: Curcuma Zedora—85mg
Shunthi: Zingiber Officinale—60mg
Haridra: Curcuma Longa—70mg
Maricha: Piper Nigrum—50mg
Khurasani Ajamoda: Hyociamus Niger–50mg
Bhumyamalaki: Phyllanthus NJiruri –70mg
Tulsi: Ocimum Sanctum–50mg
Pippali: Piper Longum–10mg
Talispatra: Abies Webbiana–25mg
Jatipatra: Myristica Fragrance–5mg
Karpura: Cinnamomum Camphora–5mg
It is recommended that 1 capsule thrice a day can be taken for 3 to 4 days in acute conditions and for 6 weeks or more in chronic conditions or as directed by your Ayurvedic doctor. The medicine can be used for 2-3 months or as advised by the doctor.