The Ayurvedic approach to respiratory health is much more than dealing with seasonal congestion of the lungs. Ayurveda offers long term health and well-being by nourishing and balancing the throat and lungs.
The key Ayurvedic factor that regulates fluid balance in the lungs and throat is called shleshaka kapha. Congestion is regarded as a step by step developing process: Fluid balance is aggravated by wet, cool weather, sedentary lifestyle and incorrect diet of heavy, oily, salty foods. Mucus accumulates in the throat and lungs which weakens digestion, blocks the circulation of nutriments and allows poorly digested impurities (ama) to build up in the respiratory system. The body over-reacts in an attempt to dry out the throat and lungs. The over-reactive drying process together with the collected impurities (ama) generates a dry, sticky toxin called shleshma. This is very difficult for the body to eliminate.
Maharishi AyurVeda products help support the body in several ways:
- Regulate fluid balance in the lungs, throat and sinuses.
- Eliminate impurities such as shleshma
- Aid digestion so impurities don’t accumulate
- Enhance the blood and nutritive fluids to boost resistance