Dyspnoea And Ayurveda

 Dyspnoea And Ayurveda

  • Dysponea is called as Svasam in ayurvedic classics.
  • Whenever we see shortness  of breath, we should differentiate whether it is from
    • Cardiac origin,
    • Respiratory origin or

Cardiac causes

  • Shortness of breath is commonly seen in heart failure.
  • It is seen in pulmonary oedema also.
  • Orthopnoea is a condition where there is shortness of breath when the patient lies down and is relieved by sitting up.
  • Pulmonary oedema is diagnosed by X-ray , echo, and clinical features.
  • Paroxysmal (Sudden), nocturnal (night ) dyspnoea is seen in heart failure.
  • Exertional dyspnoea is very common in coronary artery disease.
  • It is aggravated by physical activities.

Lung causes

  • Restrictive and obstructive lung disorders can produce dyspnoea.
  • Bronchitis, asthma and emphysema can produce dyspnoea
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is one of the commonly seen respiratory lung discorders.

Other causes

  • In fever, breathing is faster
  • Breath increases after exercise and in high altitude.
  • In anemia there will be dyspnoea.
  • In scoliosis there is dyspnoea
  • Hyper ventilation syndrome, (Psychological causes) are produced by anxiety.
  • It is produced by fear and they tend to believe that they have heart attack.
  • In extreme form of renal causes like uraemia there will be dyspnoea.



According to Ayurveda


  • It is one of the disorder where the disease is classified based
  • It is classified on the basis of its awastha.
  • Mahasvasam, china svasam, urdvasvasam denotes various avastas.
  • Mahasvasam, probably is a dyspnoea of higher center origin.
  • China svasam may be an injury  in the respiratory centre producing a bleed, that is why haemorrhage in one eye is mentioned.
  • Tamakasvasam denotes bronchial asthma.
  • Ksudrasvasam denotes hyper ventilation.
  • How we can manage the condition of cardiac asthama is discussed here
  • Except “ acute pulmonary oedema “ many forms of cardiac presentations can be managed by a skillful and trained Vaidya.

Cardiac Asthma

It has to be visualized like  vatasopham. Sophahara, hrdya, Vatanulomana, Mutrala

Following medicines are very effective


  • Bharangyadikasayam –
  • Arjunaksirapakam –
  • Punarnavadikasayam-
  • Pathyapunarnavadikasayam – With pippalicurnam
  • Mutravirecaniyaganam is highly useful.
  • Paniyam with hrdyamganam of Caraka is useful.
  • Mahadhanvantaravati
  • Pravalapanchamruta
  • Shrungavati
  • Swarnasutshekhar
  • Dasamulahartaki –
  • Dasamularasayanam
  • Bhrammarasayanam
  • Agasthyarasayanam
  • Cyavanaprasam
  • Arjunaristam
  • Abhayaristam
  • dasamularistam–


  • Srngabhasmam
  • Svarnabhasmam
  • Reduce salt
  • Reduce vigorous activities




  1. ankit

    Hello sir,I have read your blog and seems very effective.Indeed a nice blog.Very useful.

  2. Yogesh

    We have been seen that air pollution has been increasing day by day. We did not get fresh air. . so we have to face the problem like dyspnoea.

    Additionally, We should be avoiding exertion at high elevations and staying healthy by eating well, getting enough sleep. Thanks for sharing this Wonderful artilce on dyspnoea. Keep on Posting.

  3. Vaibhav

    i was searching for this on google and i found your website…Very informative post. I really do hope and pray this stuff works!

  4. Sagar Chakravyas

    Dear parijatak
    Dysponea is called as Svasam in Ayurvedic classics. Disorders of the breath affect almost every human being at some time in their lifetime. Whether due to a common cold resulting in bronchitis or something more serious such as asthma or emphysema, the ability of people to simply breath is not always as easy as it seems. Thanks for sharing this blog. https://bit.ly/2K8GkWV

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