In siddha literature, various herbal drugs either single or compound and herbo-mineral drugs are mentioned for the management of bronchial asthma. Some herbs which are used to treat bronchial asthma are given below COMMONLY USED ANTI-ASTHMATIC HERBS IN SIDDHA MEDICINE In addition to this, there are many more poly herbal, mineral and animal source medicines which are used in the treatment of this disease. Pavazha parpam, Muthu parpam, Velli parpam, Muthuchippi parpam, Thalaga karuppu, Chembu parpam are some of the formulations of mineral origin prescribed for this disease. Swasakudori mathitai, Magavasantha kusumaagaram mathirai, Poorna chandrothaya mathirai, sambraanipoo mathirai are some medicines in tablet form used to treat this disease. According to KEA officials,”Every year, we beg the AYUSH department officials for a seat matrix to conduct counselling for the courses.This has become a habit and the counselling and admissions are delayed by at least two months.References: 1) Vetha merlin kumari H, Adhathodai chooranam: siddha medicine indicated for iya eraippu noi (bronchial asthma) – a review, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, volume 4, issue 3, 802-848 2) D. Sangeetha, Anti-histamine activity of Amirtha sanjeevi kuligai (pill) Int. BENGALURU: The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) will now apply to Ayush courses as well.Courses under Ayush include Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Yoga and Naturopathy In Karnataka, there are at least 76 colleges offering Ayush courses, of which five are government, five private aided and the rest are private unaided colleges.The total number of seats available under these courses is 3,890, of which 700 are government quota seats.
· Wheezing, a whistling or squeaky sound that occurs during breathing.Likewise, in the case of asthma, the disease is attributed to the derangement of kabam humour. Some of the factors that cause increase of kabam humour are exposure to cold wind and allergens, staying/living in high altitudes like hilly places and walking in the dew. The following lines in sadaga nadi prove this, தானமுள்ள சேத்துமநதானிளகிய................................ சுவாசம் பாங்கான வாதத்தில் சேத்தும நாடி பரிசித்தால்........................... சுவாசகாசம் In this disease one of the constituents of vazhi (vatham) namely uthanan is also increased from its normal state (uthanan occupies the chest, neck and nasal regions of the body).