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Altitude Sickness Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Altitude Sickness
Medical Name
Altitude Sickness
Altitude Sickness Symptoms
Difficulty in Walking
Rattling Breath
Disturbance during Sleep
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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
Thin Air
Less Oxygen
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)

Differential Diagnosis: 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.

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Materia Medica for Altitude Sickness

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Ginger ( Adrak ) for Altitude Sickness

Have Ginger tea two times a day.
Preparer a decoction of Ginger. Have it.

Wind Flower for Altitude Sickness

Prepare a decoction of dried Wind Flower. Have two times a day.

Lemon Balm for Altitude Sickness

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.

Ginkgo for Altitude Sickness

Have extract of Ginkgo two times a day.
Or: Take two capsules of Ginkgo two times a day.

Clove ( Laung ) for Altitude Sickness

Prepare an infusion of Cloves. Have a cup two times a day.

Mint ( Pudina ) for Altitude Sickness

Make decoction of the dried leaves of Mint. Have a cup once a day.

Pennyroyal for Altitude Sickness

Make a decoction of the dried leaves of Pennyroyal. Have a cup once a day.

Thyme ( Ajvayan ) for Altitude Sickness

Prepare a decoction of Thyme seeds. Have a cup once a day.

Basil ( Tulsi ) for Altitude Sickness

Prepare a cup of Tea by adding Basil leaves in it. Have a cup daily.

Garlic ( Lehsun ) for Altitude Sickness

Increase the intake of Garlic in daily diet.
Or: Take two cloves of Garlic with water daily.

Liquorice for Altitude Sickness

Prepare a decoction of Liquorice roots. Have a glass once a day.
Or: Chew liquorice roots.

Ginseng Siberian for Altitude Sickness

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.
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