28 August 2015

What are the Respiratory Disorders and How to Counter them Naturally...

A plant of Malabar Nut
Human body is a complex machine which extracts the essential nutrients from the food it consumes and converts it into the energy. This conversion of nutrients into energy takes place with the help of oxygen which the body inhale through a mechanism called as respiratory and circulatory systems. In addition, the body’s respiratory system ensures the exhalation of the carbon dioxide which is nothing but the waste produced during the conversion process of nutrients into energy. Both the inhalation of oxygen and exhalation of carbon dioxide is carried out through the respiratory system of the body therefore any problem in respiratory system means insufficient oxygen inhalation and partial carbon dioxide exhalation out of the produced wastage. This excessive carbon dioxide if remain inside the body cells, similarly the insufficient supply of oxygen affects the conversion process of food into energy. Respiratory disorders are those problems that affect the uniform performance of our respiratory system and thus affect the process of inhalation of oxygen and exhalation of carbon dioxide. Some common respiratory disorders include;

Habits like smoking plays an important role in causing respiratory problems, emphysema is a condition that often occurs due to prolonged smoking habit. The air passage inside our body contains a small organ which is referred as alveoli. The habit of smoking if continued for a long time may damage this small organ alveoli and causes breathing problem. Damaged alveoli means serious problem for inhaling and exhaling capabilities of the respiratory system as the body can’t inhale enough oxygen required by it. Moreover, the body couldn’t exhale out all the wastage (carbon dioxide) as well. 

 Asthma is a common respiratory system problem that occurs due to the allergy and pollution present in the atmosphere. There are thousands of microorganisms present in the atmosphere that become active in certain conditions and affects people with weak immune resistance. A person affected by asthma find it hard to breathe easily and experience choking of airway passage that further leads him into wheezing and minimized breathing. Asthma often attacks a person during the early hours of the day or during the midnight; life for a person with asthma gets even worse if the person happens to be allergic with a poor immune system. That is why an asthmatic person always carries inhalers to clear up his airway so he can breathe normally.  

Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease in which large amount of mucus is developed in the lungs which further results into interrupting the amount of oxygen reaches to the lungs and the amount of carbon dioxide exhaled out. A person affected with cystic fibrosis finds it hard to breathe and experience continuous coughing that produces sticky phlegm. The treatment of cystic fibrosis includes dilution and removal of the thick phlegm to open up the airway cavity of the patient for easy breathing.    

Home / Herbal Remedies for the treatment of Respiratory Disorders

Following are some effective home and herbal remedies for countering Respiratory disorders; please consult your physician before using them.

Malabar Nut

Sage LeavesMalabar nut is also known as Adulsa and Vasaka, it is an Indian origin medicinal plant which also found in other Asian countries such as China, Sri-Lanka and Malaysia. It is one of the best natural remedies for getting relief from respiratory disorders like asthma, emphysema and fibrosis. Malabar Nut contains varieties of medicinal properties such as antibiotic, anthelmintic, antioxidant and antispasmodic which are very effective in fighting a wide range of health problems including respiratory disorders. For using Malabar nut, make juice of its leaf extract and mix it with proportionate amount of honey and consume this mixture twice daily, moreover you can add ginger extract in it as well. Similarly, you can use its root to make juice and consume it with added honey as also.


Sage is one of the best home remedies when it comes to treat respiratory disorders. Sage contains wide range of medicinal properties including antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic. It is very good in boosting digestion and cleaning out the stomach, moreover it softens the respiratory tract muscles to assist free flow of clean air to the lungs. For using sage, prepare its tea and consume it twice daily, moreover, use few drops of sage oil for pouring into boiling water for inhalation as well.


Echinacea is another wonderful home / herbal remedy for the treatment of respiratory disorders as it has a soothing effect on the respiratory tract that sooths and clears it up. Echinacea contains numerous medicinal properties including antiseptic, antimicrobial and antioxidant which makes it very useful in clearing out the cough and soothing the airway passage. For using Echinacea, make its tea and drink it 2-3 times a day, in addition you can also use its oil for inhalation purpose.


Nutmeg PlantYou all must be aware of nutmeg, a seed used as a spice in many parts of the world especially in Asian subcontinent. The seed is from the mace plant which originates from Indonesia and India and later travelled to Europe and other parts of world as well. The leaves of this plant is referred as mace and used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It contains several medicinal properties including antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial which makes it useful for health problems including cough, cold, asthma, cancer, joint pain, digestion and respiratory problems. You can use mace oil for rubbing over chest and nasal passage moreover, you can use it for inhalation also. Consuming mace by putting it into betel leaf is also good for releasing cough as well.


 Thyme proves to be very helpful in relieving the respiratory disorders as it contains antimicrobial and antioxidant capability. Thyme is also effective in boosting the overall immune resistance of body to counter external health threat. Thyme helps in clearing out the nasal passage to ensure free flow of oxygen to the lungs, moreover it smoothens the mucus as well. You can use thyme in many ways such as by preparing tea from it, using its oil for massaging over your chest and nasal passage and also for inhalation.

 Other Home / Herbal Remedies for Respiratory Disorders:  
·        Licorice
·        Chaparral
·        Onion
·        Esabgol
·        Oregano
·        Eucalyptus
·        Mint
·        Ginseng
·        Ginger
·        Turmeric


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