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Tylophora asthmatica


Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, common cold (including strong and/or chronic colds) ...


Composition :
100% Tylophora astmatica herba - 370 mg

Part used :
Large leaves with golden petals from southern India.

Tylophora is a vine in the Apocynaceae family (formerly Asclepiadaceae), originally from southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Burma, with golden blossoms. In this region it is traditionally used for treating asthma and bronchitis. To get relief, patients with allergic asthma, sinus colds or bronchitis chew 1-2 leaves daily for 3-6 days. In most cases, the symptoms not only quickly disappear, but stay away for up to 3 months.

The deep green leaves grow to be 5 to 12 cm long (2-4.5in) and have hitherto unexplained, long-term healing properties. The main active ingredients include alkaloids (Tylophorine and derivatives) which seem to free up lungs and bronchial tubes. It is suspected that a combination of the plant components produce the described effects, as a single effective ingredient has not yet been isolated.

History: In the 1970’s D.N. Shivpury described in his double-blind study how chronic asthma patients remained free of attacks for several months after taking Tylophora (hence the name ‘asthmatica’). In the indigenous language, the plant is called ‘bronchitis tree’.

Note : This plant has a curious side effect – it can selectively block the taste receptors of the tongue (makes everything taste salty).


Take 2-6 capsules daily with plenty of water.