Altitude Sickness is a disease of the Lungs.
The lack of Oxygen in the Air which makes Breathing difficult due to decreased Atmospheric Pressure or decrease in oxygen in the rarefied air is called Altitude Sickness.
Loss of Water Vapor from the Lungs causes Dehydration at higher altitude.
It occurs at an Altitude of 3000 meters and above. Causes of Altitude Sickness
Inadequate humidity in the air
Excessive Physical Activities If not treated properly, Altitude Sickness may cause
Pulmonary Edema (Accumulation of Fluid in the Lungs)
Cerebral Edema (Swelling in the Brain)
Do not get confused between Hypoxia and Altitude Sickness. Altitude Sickness is a type of Hypoxia. In Hypoxia
the oxygen fails to reach the body cells. The cause may be either metabolism or some physical disorder like Asthma, Respiratory Ailment and Anemia.
Where as the cause of Altitude sickness is less amount of Oxygen in the atmosphere, due to which the body is not able to absorb required amount of oxygen.
Materia Medica for Altitude Sickness Single Herb
Have Ginger tea two times a day.
Preparer a decoction of Ginger. Have it.
Prepare a decoction of dried Wind Flower. Have two times a day.
Chew the fresh leaves in Altitude sickness.
Lavender Oil for Altitude Sickness
Take two teaspoon of Lavender oil in a cup of tea. Have it once a day.
Fluid for Altitude Sickness
Increase the intake of Fluid like Water, Juices, Vegetable Salad in daily diet.
Have extract of Ginkgo two times a day.
Or: Take two capsules of Ginkgo two times a day.
Prepare an infusion of Cloves. Have a cup two times a day.
Make decoction of the dried leaves of Mint. Have a cup once a day.
Make a decoction of the dried leaves of Pennyroyal. Have a cup once a day.
Prepare a decoction of Thyme seeds. Have a cup once a day.
Prepare a cup of Tea by adding Basil leaves in it. Have a cup daily.
Increase the intake of Garlic in daily diet.
Or: Take two cloves of Garlic with water daily.
Prepare a decoction of Liquorice roots. Have a glass once a day.
Or: Chew liquorice roots.
Ginseng Siberian is one of the best herbs for over all health. Long term consumption of Ginseng Siberian helps to get over from Altitude Sickness.
It improves the supply of oxygen in the blood. It also curbs the related symptoms.
Take Ginseng Siberian in capsule form ( 300 mg per day ).
Purchase tincture of Ginseng Siberian from the market. Put 10 drops of tincture in quarter glass of water. Drink it twice a day.