Фитотерапевт Карп Абрамович Трескунов
Fitochitodeztherapy the bronchial asthma at children



O.K. Shirokova

Hospital of the Centre of science of the Russian Academy of sciences of the city of Chernogolovka

Bronchial asthma as a cause of death takes one of the leading ranks in many countries of the world. It is a known fact that mortality rate due to bronchial asthma increases during the epidemic of acute respiratory viral infections. [1]

The main cause of death during bronchial asthma is respiratory distress with sever status asthmaticus, as well as drugs overdose, such as, - blockers.

Growth of bronchopulmonary diseases, especially bronchial asthma is visibly noticeable in recent years. But the most frustrating fact is growth of this pathology in children and infants. There several reasons for this: environmental problems, immune status damage, increase of acute respiratory viral infections that usually act as an initiating agent in bronchial asthma development, especially among children. Frequent starting and initiating agent for this disease in children is immunization that is widespread nowadays. This leads to increase of bronchial asthma in very young children in last decades. [2]

Main aspect in pathogenesis of bronchial asthma in not only acute bronchial blocking, but hypersensitivity' of bronchial tubes at the background of inflammatory process.

Allopathic pharmacology proposes a great number of drugs used for treatment of bronchial asthma: bronchodilator and expectorant , receptor blockers, antibiotics, antihistaminic and hormonal drugs. Unfortunately all these drugs give temporary and often fugitive remission with sever side effects: dysbacteriosis , allergic reactions, dysfunction of GIT, liver, kidney, myocardium dystrophy, tachycardia, hypertension, etc.

On the assumption of all abovementioned, one of the possible therapies of choice especially in pediatrics is phyto- and phytochitodes therapy, having millenary experience. Vast database of observations and results of treatment of bronchial asthma was collected during the past 30 years. [3]

The objective in view of the present article is the results phyto- and phytochitodes therapy of bronchial asthma in children from 0 to 15 years old.

Total number of 225 children of this age group was treated during the past 30 years.

123 children of this group totally recovered after conducted phyto- and phytochitodes therapy, significant improvement was observed in 86 children. 14 patients didn't respond to the treatment; worsening was observed only in two cases.

Based on age groups the highest recovery rate is observed in children of elder age group: from 5 to 12 - 58,2%, from 3 to 5 - 51,3%; medium recovery rate in infants - from 0 to 1 - 45,5%, the least - in age group from 1 to 3 - 35,3%. Improvement and significant improvement was observed: in age groups accordingly: from 0 to 1- 54,5%, from 1 to 3 - 64,7%, from 3 to 5 - 46,2%,

from 5 to 15 - 32,3%. Herbal tea 2 was used in the majority of cases of bronchial asthma treatment in children (anti bronchial phyto bap). This tea was developed and duly probed by the leading phytotherapist, Candidate of Medical Science , academician of RANS Treskunov . . This tea in dry extract form together with water soluble form of chitosan is one of the components of phytochitode 03 series (antihistaminic and bronchodilator ).

The tea has the following composition: (53 herbs) blue cow wheat , bishop's-weed , tripartite bur-marigold , foalfoot (leaves), Scotch pine (sprouts), common speedwell , Glechoma hederacea, common lilac, hagtaper, chamomile, creeping thyme, yellow melilot, common betony, tillet , European elder, snackeflower, field horsetail, heartsease, field violet, hedge nettle, blue grass, killwort, cowberry, ginger plant, old-man`s- pepper, calendula, common St. John's wort, silvery cinquefoil, silver weed, wild marjoram , meadow geranium, common fenel, herb bennet, common ladies` mantle, lamb`s foot, horseheal , pepermint, birch, willow weed, burdock, knot grass, common nettle, wartwort, Scotch cotton thistle, crystal tea ledum, tarragon, common fumitory , red clover, European Hawthorne, dandelion, cultivated angelica.

Bronchial asthma is characterized by dyspnea of expiratory type due to reflectory spasm of bronchial muscles. To remove this spasm and to improve patency of small bronchial tubes following combination shall be prescribed: wild rosemary , Glechoma hederacea, buckwheat , marjoram, arrowood, centaury, red clover, burdock, toadflax, foalfoot, lungwort, lilac, currant, pine, blackberry, violet, bur marigold, etc. It is essentially to reduce edema and swelling of bronchial mucus simultaneously. The following herbs shall be prescribed for this: sweet flag calamus , althae, cowberry, barberry, nardus, oak, blackberry, arrowood, common St. John's wort, strawberry, fire finger, willow herb, burnet, raspberry, calendula, tansy, agrimony, black currant, pine, common horsetail, blackberry, sage, hedge rose, etc. It is recommended to combine spasmolytic plants with expectorant , such as: althae, Jacob's-ladder , licorice, foalfoot, violet, dead-nettle, clover, rib-grass, dandelion, lilac, buckwheat , etc.

It is important to start the medical plants treatment of bronchial asthma in children very carefully and to check individual tolerance to each plant separately, and only then to compose an individual tea, suitable for the needs of the patient. Extract shall be ingested as a tea. For internal use the tea is brewed in a certain proportion according to age: from 6 months to 2,5-3 years old 1 tea-spoon of the tea in 100-150 ml of boiling water.

From 3 to 10 years old: 1 dessert-spoon in 200-250 ml of boiling water.

From 10 to 12 years old: 1 table-spoon in 300-500 ml of boiling water. After 50-60 minutes of infusion in a warm place, tea shall be filtered through butter muslin. Total volume of the tea is divided into 4-5 warm administrations 15-20 minutes before food and before bed time.

Usage of the cold tea can cause bronchial spasm even with good tolerance of separate components of medication. Due to this it is recommended to ingest the warm tea (1=37,0-37,5).

One of the common cases of the development of bronchial asthma in children is staphylococcus and mycotic infection, sometimes obtained in maternity hospital. It can be manifested together with obstructive bronchitis , fits of coughing, dyspnea, and in other forms: , purulent , thrush, otopyosis, bronchitis, etc.

It is possible to use medicated plants in aerosol form during asthma attacks. It often gives positive result. But it needs to be done very carefully because in some cases aerosols can cause asthmatic attack. Lotions and wraps based on antiasthmatic tea (in this case second fraction can be used as well) are also very helpful. This lotions and wraps are applied to the chest until they are fully dry. To prevent hypothermia heavy thick towel or cover shall be placed on top. All components of the tea are actively absorbed through skin integument . It is also possible to prepare fat based ointment from the tea, by applying to it slow heat on water bath for several hours. It consists of all tea components plus chitosan and inner fat. It can be used as a balm on chest, in the nose or in rectum (the balm is actively absorbed there as well). Ointment is applied 2-3 times daily. Another effective therapy for bronchial asthma is usage of phytochitodes drug in tableted form that contains water soluble form of chitosan and dry medical plants extract. For bronchial asthma treatment we often use antiasthmatic and broncholytic phytochitodes 0f 03 series.

It has antiallergic, broncholytic, coating, binding, regenerating, immune stimulating and anti-inflammatory properties. This medication prolongs action and medical effect of other medical plants. Phytochitodes is permitted by the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation as a food supplement. The drug is comfortable to use, effective and successfully combines with antiasthmatic tea and other extracts in treatment of bronchial asthma. It is used 1/4-1/3-1/2-1 1-4 times daily according to child's age. During asthmatic attack it is possible to double the dose. If staphylococcus infection is present another tea is prescribed together with the abovementioned drug- phytostaphidolisin (antistaphylococcus tea) as well as phytochitodes of antistaphylococcus series 09. During mycotic bronchial asthma antifungal tea 8 is added to the treatment. This tea includes:

old-man`s- pepper herb, mugwort herb, wartwort, lavander, birch leaves, wild chamomile flower, calendula, ginger plant, red clover, European bird cherry , oak cortex. Antifungal phytochitodes that consists of dry extract of 08series and water soluble for of chitosan.

Below we will show several examples from medical practice of phytotherpay of bronchial asthma and other coexistent disease s in children.

A lady applied to us in April 2001. Her concern was her 5-year old daughter. The girl several times had recurrent obstructive bronchitis since the age of 5 months that soon turned into bronchial asthma. At the background of chronic neurodermatitis and food allergy the patient had frequent choking fits up to several times per day. Rough breathing with hindered expiration, dry whistling stertors that could be heard from a distance, atopic dermatitis.

The patient started taking antibronchial tea 21 on the basis of daily dose of 1 dessert-spoon of tea in 1 glass of boiling water. To infuse for one hour in dark place, filter and drink 1 table-spoon every hour for two days, then 1\4 glass 4 times daily 15 minutes before food and before bed time. Additionally lotions from the second fraction of the tea on chest and phytochitodes of 03 series (antiallergic and broncholutic) 1\2 tablet 3 times daily 30-60 minutes before food were prescribed. Ointment of phyto-tea 21 on chest, in nose and in rectum twice daily was prescribed locally.

Significant improvement was noticed after 4 days of short recrudescence . Choking fits almost disappeared and became significantly short, cough decreased. After 2 weeks choking fits and cough disappeared completely, signs of dermatitis almost disappeared. Stertors in lungs were not detected. During the last 1,5 years there were no attacks observed. But the patient continued to take the tea. During the past time the child was not ill even with ARVI, because tea has antiviral, antiallergic, anti-inflammatory and immune modulating properties.

Small Sasha V. 3 years old had sever pneumonia when he was 3 month old. He was treated with broad spectrum antibiotics. The child recovered, but became very weak, and often had ARVI. When he was seven months old after regular ARVI he had choking and cough fits with mucoid sputum white parts like discharge. He was diagnosed with bronchial asthma. Traditional medical treatment was not effective. His mother asked us for help. The patient started taking warm tea 21, as well as PSDD of antifungal series. Improvement was observed after 5-6 days. But cough and choking fits didn't disappear. His sputum type made us suspect mycosis. After sputum analysis showed presence of fungus mycelium . The patient was additionally prescribed to take tea 8 and PCDD (phytochitodes) of 08 series (antifungal). Significant improvement occurred after 7-8 days. Choking and coughing fits disappeared after one month, they never occurred again during 3 years of observation of child's condition. Treatment was continued for 6 months.

From the description of these cases of bronchial asthma phyto-therapy is clear that the treatment of the disease shall be conducted according to its form and etiology.

Atopic form of bronchial asthma as well as pollinosis, neurodermatitis, atopic dermatitis are well treated with tea 21 (antiallergic and broncholytic), as well as PCDD 03 series (antiallergic and broncholytic) and phyto-ointment 21 (based on tea 21).

In case of zymotic allergic form of bronchial asthma (cause for example by staphylococcus) in addition to abovementioned it is necessary to prescribe another tea - phytostaphylodisin - tea 9

(antistaphylococcus), phytochitodes 09 series (antistaphylococcus), phyto-ointment 2. In case of mycotic bronchial asthma in addition to abovementioned it is necessary to tea 8 (antifungal), as well as PCDD 08 series (antifungal) and phyto-ointment 8.

In case of aspirin bronchial asthma all plants containing shall be excluded from the treatment ( osier , chamomile, red clover, black currant, meadowsweet ).

Unfortunately sometimes herbal tea can cause allergic reaction and worsen the condition. In 1999 we had a female patient of 12 years old diagnosed with: atopic form of bronchial asthma, medium sever run.

Her condition worsened after 3 days of taking phyto-tea 21 choking fits increased, allergic rash appeared on the skin. But we found solution for this problem. Every plant was checked for 3 days, so plants causing allergy were excluded from the tea. Another method is available to prevent allergy method of hyposensitization . The tea is taken very diluted and in small doses with gradual slow increase in dose up to standard prescribed dose. This method is frequently tested and gives obviously positive results. Thus phyto- and phytochitodes therapy of bronchial asthma in children shows very good results and is often the only alternative to medicated treatment.

Long-term experience of bronchial asthma treatment with phyto-therapeutic methods using phytochitodeses allows us to make a conclusion ( supported by collected statistical data) that recovery rate and rate of significant improvement with herbal therapy in children (up to 14-15 years old) is significantly higher than in adults and in girls is higher than in boys. The treatment is more effective in early age. Allopathic methods of treatment of bronchial asthma give serious complications and side effects on many organs and systems in child's body. That is very dangerous because child`s body is very delicate.

Taking into consideration high coast-benefit of phyto- and phytochitodes therapy of bronchial asthma in children, as well absence of side effects and complications during treatment, phyto-therapy of bronchial asthma with phtytochitodeses and herbal teas in children is the only alternative of medicated treatment.

Table 1

Results of phyto- and phytochitodes therapy of bronchial asthma in children

Forms of bronchial asthma









Bronchial asthma (atopic, zymotic, allergic)







Asthma of somatic origin







Fungal mycotic bronchial asthma






















Short-term and long-term results of phyto- and phytochitodes therapy of bronchial asthma in children


Forms of bronchial asthma

Observation from 1 to 3 months

Observation from 3 month to 20 years

Observation from 1 to 3 months

Observation from 3 month to 20 years

Bronchial asthma





Asthma of somatic origin





Fungal bronchial asthma















List of references:

1. Treskunov . ., Novikova j. ., Treskunova O.K., Goroshetchenko .V., Ignatiev U.E., Ignatieva N.S. Long-term results of phyto-therapy of allergosis. In the book: Phyto-therapy, laser therapy, biologically active substances of natural origin (BASNO) in XXI century. Articles of scientific conference, 5 th -6 th of December 2000, Chernogolovka, pages 149-152.

2. Treskunov . ., Treskunova O.K., Goroshetchenko .V.., Clinical phyto-therapy and phyto-therapy of bronchial asthma in children. In the book: Importance of phyto-therapy in modern medicine. Articles of scientific conference, dedicated to 80 th anniversary of phyto-therapist Treskunov Karp Abramovich. 19 th -20 th of January 1999, Chernogolovka, pages 55-58.

3. Treskunov . . Herbal tea for treatment of bronchitis // Patent of the Russian Federation 2008013 Priority since 11.03.88.

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