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What is COPD? How to treat it naturally

by Dr Vaid Ji on Feb 26, 2024

What is COPD? How to treat it naturally


This is a chronic inflammation of lungs that results in obstructed airflow from the lungs. Which may lead difficulty in breathing, cough, wheezing respiration, and sputum production and without proper oxygen it becomes hard for system to sustain.

The 4 stages of COPD

Stage 1(Mild): During this stage most people don’t notice symptoms and often don’t know there is a problem. However patient may start to see increase in mucus production or might develop a chronic cough.

Stage2 (Moderate): Airflow limitations begin to worsen and become more noticeable. Symptoms such as coughing and sputum or phlegm production will increase.

Stage3 (Severe): During 3 stage patients will likely experience significant lung function impairment. Increased breathlessness and fatigue make it difficult to perform daily tasks, enjoy favorite activities or exercise.

Stage4 (Very Severe): In this stage many people have significant airflow limitations, drastically affecting their lives. Other complicatiob include frequent lung infections, respiratory failure and changes in consciousness

Causes of Chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Excess exposure to tobacco smoke
  • Asthma patients
  • Chemicals and dust exposure
  • Genetics
  • Chronic bronchitis


  • Chronic cough
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chest discomfort
  • Restlessness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bluish skin
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Lack of mental awareness
  • Wheezing
  • Increased mucus and congestion in the chest and lungs


  • Lung cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Swelling in feet ankles and leg
  • Weight loss
  • Pneumonia

Diagnosis of COPD

  • Physical examination
  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • Arterial blood gases
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Spirometry
  • Sputum sample testing

How to Prevent COPD

  • Avoid smoking
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy diet
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Improve your immunity
  • Drink plenty of water and use a humidifier
  • Avoid exposure to chemical fumes, dust, and smoke
  • Clear the airway

Ayurvedic view of COPD

In Ayurveda, COPD is understood as a disorder of Pranavaha Srotas. Ayurveda treatment focus on strengthening the immune system, reducing inflammation, and improve overall healthg.

According to Ayurveda, effective COPD treatment requires one to do Nidanaparivarjana that includes modification of life style and diet, and shaman, shodhana (Purification) Snehana( Local application), Swedana , Vamanas (emetic therapy), Nasya (Nasal instillation of medicine)

Alternative treatment for COPD

  • Quit smoking
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Deep breathing
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Antibiotics
  • Manage stress level
  • Supplements ( omega 3 fatty acid flaxseeds, Vitamin A, E, C

How to treat it naturally


This is one of the best herbs for respiratory. It manages chronic respiratory tract infections, colds, cough, allergic rhinitis etc. It also helps in dealing with asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and other respiratory ailments.


Mulethi help in reducing inflammation in the airways. Due to which breathing becomes easier. It helps in expelling phlegm from the body, chest pain, wheezing, chest congestion and breathing trouble.

Ginger tea

It helps to reduce the symptoms of COPD. you can consume tea from ginger and add half teaspoon honey. Along with boosting immunity, and help you in removing pollution from the respiratory system.


This herbs has rich anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, neuro-protective, cardio- protective and analgesic properties and extremely beneficial in bronchitis, asthma, COPD, pneumonia, cold & cough.


It is used to remove many problems. You can use ashwagandha to overcome respiratory problems. It slackens the thick sputum within the chest and nasal cavities and helps in eliminating them naturally.


Powder of pushkar mool roots is an excellent remedy for breathing trouble and wheezing during COPD. It helps reducing cough and chest congestion.


Consuming jiggery can be beneficial for you. COPD patients should consume jiggery when air pollution increases.

Yoga for COPD

  • Pranayam
  • Tadasana
  • Sukhasana
  • Shavasana
  • Ardha matsyendrasana


   1. Broncho Care Syrup

Broncho Caresyrup is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It act on Vata and Kapha dosha from which it mainly reduces Kapha. It means it reduces phelgm production in the lungs and balances sections in the body. It exerts mucolytic and expectorant action on the respiratory system. It increases digestive fire which help improve appetite. It also help in chronic bronchitis and asthma symptoms. Broncho care is antioxidant, anti inflammatory, immuno modulator and a good detoxifier.

USES- All respiratory disorders, Improves metabolism, Increase appetite , Indigestion,  Mucolytic, Chronic bronchitis, Cough with thick mucus, Flatulence, Loss of appetite,  Recurrent common cold

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day.

  1. Cough Go Tablets:

COUGH GO TAB is a herbo-mineral tablet of size 650 MG and is a purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Cough Go tablets help in balancing the kapha dosha. It shows effective results in Chronic Cough, common cold, and all respiratory diseases along with Seasonal Allergy, Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma. It helps to treat root cause and also increase immunity of the person. It’s not only symptomatic treatment but heals your body naturally. It contains pure herbal ingredients like Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), Laxmi vilas rasa, Abhrak bhasam, Tankan bhasam etc. These ingredients contain natural Kapha doshahar properties and help in curing all respiratory diseases and diseases related to Kapha dosha.

USES: Chronic cough, Common cold, Whooping cough, Bronchitis ,All respiratory disorders , Antioxidant , Anti-inflammatory, Bronchodilator

Recommended Dosage –Take 1 tablets twice a day with normal water.

  1. Kapha Sachet

The powder contains a mixture of herbal ingredients which are mainly made for the treatment of asthma. Their properties generally balance the vata and kapha dosha. The sachet contains ingredients like – Sitopladi churna, Abhrak bhasma, Laxmi vilas ras, Godanti bhasma, etc. It is used mainly in chronic cough, whooping cough and trouble breathing. It also relieves congestion of chest, sore throat. The ingredients loosen the mucus accumulated in the chest thus making it easy to cough it out. Its main therapeutic effects appear on lungs, pleura, and airways.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 Sachet twice a day with normal water.

  1. Giloy capsule:

Giloy capsules are formed with the standardized extract of herb giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). The Giloy herb improves immunity, removes toxins from body, purifies blood, beneficial in cough, cold, fever, & bronchitis.

Recommended Dosage:Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.

  1. Trikatu Syrup:

Trikatu combines the goodness of Black pepper, Ginger and, Long pepper to create an herbal remedy for digestive ailments, sluggish metabolism, obesity, and high cholesterol. This syrup has best results in anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and expectorant. It also help to tackle the weight problems or obesity. It can modulate your body’s immune response while cutting the characteristic inflammation associated with the back pain.

Recommended DosageTake 2 teaspoonful twice a day before meal with normal water.