Pleurisy (or Pleuritis) is the inflammation of the Pleural Tissue Layers (Linings of the Rib Cage and Double Layered Membrane surrounding The Lungs) of the lungs, primarily due accumulation of Fluids. So the ultimate aim is to dry the lungs, thereby helping them regain their normal functioning. Hence, at the outset, induces sweating would play a major role in getting rid of this situation.
Other less common types are Dry Pleurisy (Pleura filled with Fibrous Tissue) & Purulent Pleurisy (Pleura filled with Dead Cells-Pus).
Symptoms are Difficult Breathing, Gasping, Difficult Movement, Severe Chest Pain, Loss of Appetite, Hair Loss, Severe Constipation…
Usually Pleurisy is Caused by Viral Infections but could also result due Bacterial Infections (Pneumonia, TB…) or other ailments (Including Injuries, Medicinal Side-Effects). Other probable causes could be mal-functioning of Kidneys (Not being able to remove bad fluids-uric acid of body which then get accumulated in these linings), or Lung Cancer and so on…
Depending on severity, it may last Upto few weeks.
Ayurvedically, Pleurisy or Paarshava Shoola involves Vitiation of all Three Doshas (VPK). The accumulation of Vayu in Lungs signifies Vata Vitiation, Inflammation signifies Pitta Vitiation, Vitiated Pitta Liquefies Kapha leading to filling of Pleura with Contaminated fluids (Pus). Finally, Vitiated Kapha would straight away lead to Diminished Digestive Fire (Mandagni).
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Few effective cures are:
- Daily night before sleeping, ½ a glass of Pure Desi Cow Milk, boiled with 1/4th – 1/5th teaspoon of turmeric. 2-3 teaspoons of Pure Honey to be added when the milk cools down to the Lukewarm level,
- Punarnava (Hog weed) (1/2 Teaspoon of root Powder twice a day) with water.
- Pleurisy Root Tincture (6-10 drops) with ½ a cup of warm water twice or thrice a day (Pregnant – Breast Feeding Women may avoid this),
- Shringa Bhasma, ½ – 1 Teaspoon twice a day with Honey (If Kapha is Prominent) or Pure Desi Cow Ghee (If Vata and/or Pitta is prominent).
Other Ayurvedic-Unconventional-Natural Remedies could be (No Yuck Factor!):
- Colloidal Silver, Copper & Gold,
- 3-5% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide,
- Food Grade Baking Soda,
- Honey with Various Herbs,
- Organic Wheat Grain Sprouts,
- Melted A2 Ghee added to Nostrils and/or A2 Ghee added to Cooked Pulses/Vegetables and/or A2 Ghee added to A2 Milk Boiled with Pinches of Turmeric…and so on…
Favourable: Moong Beans (Vigna Radiata, मूंग दाल), Bengal Gram, Horse Gram with rice, Bitter Vegetables like Bitter Gourd & Fenugreek, Crushed Wheat, Warm Water. Few Favourable Herbs are Celery (Ajmoda), Linseed (Alsi) etc.
Unfavourable: Cold or Humid Air, Stale/Refrigerated Food, Sour, Excessively Oily, Cold or Humid Air, Rice, Ghee, Curd (Other Dairy Products), Sleeping in Daytime, Masturbation, Cold Fruits…
All this accompanied by at least 30-45 minutes of Anulom Velom, and 5-15 minutes of Kapal Bhati (If you can, else, leave it) in the Morning and Evening. Please do not overstrain your body muscles. Also, Ujjayi Pranayama, Jal Neti, Kunjal Kriya (Induced Vomiting) and Singhasana are very beneficial (Obviously, if your Health state Allows it).
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Say Yuck! If you have to, but very effective:
Take 30-45-60 mL of Gaudhan Ark (Purified-Distilled Pure Desi Cow’s Urine – The A-2 Type), added to appropriate amount of water to make it comfortable to drink, and drink it prior going to sleep and in the morning, empty stomach.
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