13 Home Remedies for Asthma

Asthma is an ancient Greek word meaning 'panting or short drawn breath'. It is an allergic condition resulting from the reaction of the body to one or more allergens, and is the most troublesome of respiratory diseases. An asthma patient gets frequent attacks of breathlessness, in between which he may even be completely normal. 





Asthma is a very common respiratory disease, it affects the trachea and bronchial tubes by becoming inflamed and plugged with mucus. This causes the airways to narrow, restricting the amount of air going to the lungs, and makes it very difficult to breathe. Asthma can occur in anyone but is very common in children and young adults. Typical symptoms of an asthma attack are coughing, wheezing, tight chest, difficulty breathing. Home remedies for asthma can help breathing.


Top Home Remedies for Asthma

  1. Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 are very important nutrients to treat asthma decreasing the inflammation in the lungs.
  2. Vitamin C Is needed to fight infection, increase the amount of oxygen and reduce inflammation.
  3. Use ginkgo biloba, this herb contains ginkgolide B which is very helpful. Some studies indicate that ginkgo biloba reduces the frequency of asthma attacks.
  4. Mullein oil is used to fight respiratory congestion, is very important to make it as a tea for faster results.
  5. Pau d'arco is a natural antibiotic and reduces inflammation.
  6. In china a powerful mixture of herbs called Shuan Huang Lian is being used in hospitals to treat respiratory illness, very important to use this herb in asthma and acute bronchitis.
  7. If exercise triggers asthma attacks, cut back the amount of salt in your diet and take 2,000 mg. of Vitamin C one hour before your workout.
  8. Eat salmon 3 times a week and take salmon oil capsules.
  9. Drink coffee and Soft drinks with caffeine (colas), caffeine dilates the bronchial airways.
  10. Try blending honey, lemon juice and radish, then heat for 20 minutes in a saucepan. Take one teaspoon daily.
  11. Mix one gram of ginger powder and one gram of black pepper in a teaspoon of molasses or honey
  12. To expel infected mucous from the lungs, regularly chew fennel.
  13. A good natural inhalant for asthma sufferers is a few drops of essential oil of juniper in hot water. Do not use undiluted directly on a handkerchief or the skin.

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