When there is congestion in the lungs causing repeated attacks of
bronchitis, colds, cough or asthma, the Ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic
emesis or vaman to eliminate the vitiated kapha causing the excess
mucus. First, after the snehan and swedan, i.e the preparation of
the patient, the emetic drugs which are specified for specific diseases
are administered and vomiting is induced. Once the mucus is released
the patient will feel instantly relieved. It is likely that congestion,
wheezing and breathlessness will disappear and that the sinuses
will become clear. Therapeutic vomiting is also indicated in chronic
asthma, diabetes, chronic cold, lymphatic congestion, chronic indigestion,
chronic skin disorders like extensive dermatitis psoriasis etc and
Madan-emetic nut, Madhuka-Yastimadhu-Licorice, Neem-bitter leaf,
Bimbi, Kutaj-kurchi- Conessi bark, Murva clematis, Triloba-devdaru-deodar,
Rock Salt, Ela-cardamom, Vacha, honey etc used according to the
nature of the patient and the diseases he is suffering from.
Used for all kapha type disorders like headache, dizziness, nausea,
Psychiatric problems, respiratory congestion, bronchitis, chronic
cold, sinus congestion, asthma.
When excess bile, pitta, is secreted and accumulated in the gall
bladder, liver and small intestine, it tends to result in rashes,
skin inflammation, acne, chronic attacks of fever, biliary vomiting,
gastric and duodenal ulcers and jaundice. Ayurvedic literature suggests
in these conditions, the administration of therapeutic purgation
or a therapeutic laxative. Virechan is facilitated with senna leaves,
flax seeds, Psyllium husks or Triphala, cows milk, castor oil etc
in a combination that is appropriate for the individual person and
the diseases the person is suffering from.
Allergic rash, Skin inflammation, Acne, Eczema, Chronic fever, Ascites,
Biliary vomiting, Jaundice, Urinary disorder, Enlargement of the
spleen, Intestinal worms, Burning sensation of eyes, conjunctivitis,
gout, acid peptic disorders and psoriasis.