European Natural Remedies For Bronchial Ashtma
In traditional medicine the alcohol infusion of calisaya is used as a remedy to dilute the bronchial mucus, to reduce hyper secretion and the swelling of bronchial membrane of asthmatic people. However, you should have in mind the fact that calisaya preparations are absolutely contraindicated for asthmatic children. Asthmatic adults should also consult a doctor before they start a treatment with calisaya to see if they have an allergic reaction to the plant.
Asthma usually starts with a spasmodic cough and shortage of breath. Small quantities of mucus looking like glass are expectorated with the cough. The attack can be preceded by a watery nasal secretion, sneezing and cough. Difficult exhalation and very loud wheezing are characteristic of the attack of asthma. The chest becomes larger with maximum inhalation. The attack ends with sticky phlegm. Heavy long attacks can turn into an asthmatic status which is one of the most serious variants of the development of the disease. If you have an asthmatic status, bronchi do not react to bronchodilating preparations. This condition can occur if you overdose sympathomimetic preparations, if there is an infection of the airways, if the meteorological situation is unfavourable or if you stop a treatment with corticosteroids too quickly. You cannot cough out secretions; you have pains in the shoulders, the chest and the abdominal press. Rapid breathing leads to loss of moisture with the air exhaled, and as a result, the bronchial mucus thickens and becomes sticky, clogging the clearance of the bronchi. The condition of the patient becomes worse, there is wheezing, the chest bulges, the pulse quickens and the blood pressure increases. In the last stage of the illness shortness of breath and cyanosis increase, intoxication is replaced by a loss of consciousness, convulsions are possible and the blood pressure goes down.
Asthma is a cyclic illness: the acute phase is replaced by a remission phase.
The bronchial asthma can be complicated by pulmonary emphysema, sometimes there can be infectious bronchitis as well, and if the illness is long and grave, heart failure can occur.
Thanks to its unique properties calisaya can relieve the illness and it can even help full recovery.
If you have asthma, the first thing you should have by your bed is a flower pot with calisaya; the plant will considerably relieve the attacks and will reduce the probability of possible complications.
You can use alcohol infusions from the plant made with vodka, alcohol or wine.
Crash 45 nodules of calisaya in a ceramic or glass bowl and pour over 1.5 l of vodka. Leave for 10 days in a dark and warm place; shake the mixture every 3 days. Take one tea spoonful of the cure 40 minutes before meals 3 times a day for 10 days. Make a five-day break and repeat the procedure. You can take the preparation for six months if you follow that schedule.
Take 35 to 50 nodules and 2 or 3 leaves of the plant and crush them in a glass bowl; add 1 l of alcohol 70%. Leave for 9 days in a warm place and shake the mixture every day. Take half a tea spoonful of the tincture 3 times a day 40 minutes before meals for 10 days. Make a ten-day break and repeat the procedure.
Take 15 nodules and grind or smash them in a china pounder, pour over 250 ml of matured wine and add 250 g of buckwheat honey. Put the mixture in a glass or china bowl and keep in a dark place for 30 days. Take 1 tea spoonful from the cure 2-3 times a day 1 hour before meals for 28 days. Make a thirty-day break and repeat the procedure.
If you undergo a treatment with the abovementioned preparations, it is possible that in the beginning the symptoms of the disease may sharpen. This should not discourage and trouble you. Do not stop the treatment in any case and the unpleasant symptoms will disappear after some time. In the final stage of the treatment you will feel strong and cheerful, your body will be stronger, your sleep will improve and you will have very good appetite.
When you prepare the alcohol infusions, you should also put a few leaves of calisaya in the fridge and chew one or two of them every day.
Here are some other preparations from calisaya, which are also used to treat bronchial asthma.
Cut finely a leaf of calisaya 20 cm long, put it in an enamelled pot and pour over 3 cups of boiling water. Boil for 7 minutes on low fire. Leave the decoction to cool and filter.
Mix the juice of 7 lemons, the eggshells of 7 eggs which are cleaned and boiled in advance and smashed to powder; leave the mixture for 7 days, filter and add 2 cups of honey to it. Then add all to the calisaya decoction. Add 5 cloves of smashed garlic to the mixture and keep in a dark place for 1 week. Take once a day 4 tea spoonfuls of the mixture. Make a ten-minute pause between each spoonful. Take the cure after lunch. The procedure lasts for more than a month.
Prepare a decoction of aniseed, 15 to 20 g of seeds to 1l of water, and add 5 table spoonfuls of calisaya juice. Drink a small glass (30-50 ml) every hour if you have an asthmatic attack. This remedy dilutes the bronchial secretion and stops the cough. It is also used for other thoracic diseases in order to relieve the cough.
You can prepare tea from marsh ledum (Ledum palustre) and calisaya in a proportion 25g of each herb to 1 l of boiling water. Wrap the pot with the infusion with a cloth and leave it for 3 hours. Take half a cup 5-6 times a day. It relieves the racking cough and the shortage of breath but it can also cure them if you drink this tea for 2 weeks. You can also add nettle (15 г) to that tea. Prepare tea for one day and in the evening make tea for the next day.
Prepare a herb mixture from 100 g of calisaya, 40 g of great shrubby horsetail (Ephedra dystachya L), 200 g of camomile, 60 g of birch buds, and 200 g of marsh ledum. Cut the herbs finely and mix well. Take 2 table spoonfuls of the mixture and pour over 500 ml of boiling water. Cover the pot and wrap it in a cloth. Leave it for 5-6 hours. Filter the infusion and drink half a cup after warming it 3 times a day before meals.
The alcohol infusion of calisaya roots and burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifrage) is a traditional remedy for thoracic diseases, especially when you have a strong cough. It is very effective. Take 20 drops of the preparation in a tea spoonful of water.
You can prepare a decoction from calisaya roots and burnet saxifrage – 30 g of each herb to 1 l of water. Boil for 5-7 minutes and leave for 20 minutes. Drink 4-5 table spoonfuls 3 times a day if you have asthma.
Prepare a herbal mixture of 1 part of pine buds, 1 part of plantain leaves (Plantago maior), 1 part of coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), 2 parts of calisaya leaves. Put 4 table spoonfuls of the mixture in a glass of cold water for 2 hours. Boil for 5 minutes and leave for 15 minutes. Filter and drink in three doses during the day.
Prepare a herbal mixture of 50 g of calisaya, 10 g of thyme (Thymus), 10 g of coltsfoot, 10 g of wild pansy (Viola tricolour), and 10 g of horse-heal roots (Inula helenium) and 10 g of anise fruits. Put 6 table spoonfuls of the mixture in 1 l of boiling water and boil for 10 minutes. Leave the decoction to cool and filter. Add 4 table spoonfuls of fresh calisaya juice. Drink 1 glass in three doses during the day.
Prepare a herbal mixture from 2 parts of calisaya leaves, 3 parts of marsh ledum leaves, 2 parts of nettle leaves, and 2 parts of calisaya roots. Put 70 g of the mixture in a thermos and pour over 1 l of boiling water. Leave for the night. On the next day boil it on water bath for 25 minutes, filter and drink half a cup 5 times a day until your breathing is normalised, usually after 1-2 days; continue taking 1 table spoonful of the preparation.
To improve the bronchial patency prepare an infusion of 2 parts of calisaya leaves, 1 part of liquorice roots (Glycyrrhiza grabra), 1 part of wild pansy roots (Viola tricolour), and 4 parts of thyme shoots. Brew one table spoonful of the mixture in one cup of boiling water. Drink it during the day in 4 doses.
Prepare a herbal mixture from 2 parts of calisaya leaves , 1 part of mint leaves, 1 part of liquorice roots, 1 part of cumin seeds, 1 part of linden blossom, and 1 part of three-lobe beggarticks shoots (Bidens tripartita). Take 1 table spoonful of the mixture and pour over cool boiled water, boil on water bath for 30 minutes, leave for 30 minutes and filter. Drink 50-100 ml of the decoction 4 times during the day.
Prepare a herbal mixture of 1 part of calisaya leaves, 1 part of liquorice root, 1 part of three-lobe beggarticks shoots, 1 part of field horsetail (Equisetum arvense), 1 part of rosehip fruits, 1 part of yarrow blossoms (Achillea millefolium), 1 part of alder cones (Alnus), 1 part of dandelion (Taraxacum), and 1 part of burdock roots (Arctium). Pour over a cup of boiling water over 5 g of the mixture and boil on water bath for 15 minutes; leave for 45 minutes. Filter the ready decoction and drink 50 ml 3-4 times a day before meals.
For a complex treatment of bronchial asthma Vladimir Ogarkov from Siberia, who spent 20 years of his life to study calisaya and wrote a book about it, recommended together with the calisaya alcohol infusion, taken 3 times a day 1 hour before meals, to take calendula oil (Calendula officinalis), powder from treacle mustard (Erysimum diffusum), a mixture of lemon juice, eggshells, honey and garlic. He also recommended clay applications on the chest.
Prepare the calendula oil in the following way: fill a one-litre jar with dry calendula blossoms to the half, pour over vegetable oil heated to 40 degrees Centigrade (Celsius) and keep in a dark place for a month. Filter and drop 10 drops in the nostrils in the morning and in the evening; before going to bed drink one tea spoonful of the oil.
Make into powder the dry herb treacle mustard and take a pinch of it 3 times a day with a decoction, prepared from one tea spoonful of white dead-nettle seeds (Lamium album) and 1 table spoonful of common mallow seeds (Malva sylvestris) and 600 ml of boiling water; boil for15 minutes, leave for 2 hours and drink 100 ml a day 30 minutes before meals or 1 hour after meals.
Make clay applications every other day. Spread the clay on your chest. It should not be thicker than 1 cm and about 30 cm long and wide. Cover with wax paper and cover yourself with a blanket. Do not use the same clay again.