Asthma is a respiratory problem in which the patient is unable to breathe properly. It is a chronic lung disease and is very difficult to get permanently cured. Asthma is caused to various allergens and food, weather conditions, perfumes etc. However smoke and dust are most common causes of asthma attack.
Shortness of breath, chest tightness etc are some symptoms of asthma. Asthma should be controlled with medicines or other remedies such as home remedies, herbal remedies or natural remedies because if it is not controlled and the patient is not given instant relief, it can prove to be fatal also.
Given below are 6 effective home remedies for asthma.
Home Remedies for Asthma
Honey is one of the most effective home remedies for asthma. If you consume honey daily you would get sufficient amount of Vitamin C which controls and prevents asthma attacks. Honey has antibacterial property which prevents and kills bacteria which may lead to asthma attack.
When your respiratory tract is inflamed, honey diminishes inflammation due to its anti inflammatory property. It also contains antimicrobial properties which kill the bacteria that may cause infection in your throat. Such bacteria also lead to asthma attack and in another way honey prevents asthma attack by killing such bacteria.
Honey treats wheezing and coughing that is linked with asthma. It soothes the mucus membranes of your respiratory system.
In a jug full of hot water put some honey and hold it under your nose. Thereafter inhale the vapour/steam/air coming from the jug. Inhale deeply; it will give you instant relief from allergens that caused asthma attack by controlling the effect of the allergens. It will make you breathe easily and you will feel better. Also consume a few teaspoon of honey in warm water daily to prevent asthma attack.
Lemon is very effective home remedy for asthma. It has antiseptic property and since asthma is triggered due to germs and bacteria also, lemon juice effectively kills such germs and bacteria which take shelter in your mucus. Different types of bacteria, germs etc hide into your mouth, stomach and intestines and lead to asthma attack and also weaken your immune system.
But Vitamin C present in lemon boosts your immune system, destroys such germs and thus prevents you from various illnesses including asthma attack. Drink lemon juice in warm water two three times a day. If you can add honey in you would get multiple benefits. However, use yellow lemon because green lemon will not give you much benefit.
Bitter gourd roots are very helpful in treating asthma attack. Make paste of bitter gourd roots and mix some honey in it. Raw honey works better than purified honey. You can also mix basil leaves juice in the paste of bitter gourd roots if you don’t get raw honey. Consume the mixture at night daily for at least one month. It would highly benefit you in giving relief from asthma symptoms.
Figs are also excellent remedy for asthma. Figs are pear shaped fruit which are highly rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, protein, B complex and other powerful antioxidants. Asthma is a condition in which phlegm causes a lot of problem in breathing but figs lead your body to expel phlegm easily which eventually gives you relief from asthma attack. Dry figs are more beneficial than fresh figs because their nutritional values increase.
Soak 3-4 dry figs in warm water for whole night. As time will pass, figs will get soften due to water and its nutrients will start dissolving into the water. Drink this water in the morning which will be full of vitamins and minerals derived from figs. Apart from drinking water, also consume soaked figs on empty stomach. Continue this for a few weeks regularly. This process will boost your immune system and give you great relief from any kind of respiratory problem. Thus figs prevent asthma attack and other types of breathing problems.
Due to its multiple benefits garlic is used in most home remedies. It is highly effective in treating asthma attack because it is full of powerful antioxidants such as selenium, allicin, sulphar, Vitamin C etc. For treatment of asthma attack you need to take 8-10 cloves of raw garlic.
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Crush them and mix them in approximately 30ml milk. Boil the mixture for sometime than after straining the garlic from the milk allow the milk to cool down. When the milk is warm enough to drink, consume it sip by sip. It will provide great relief from asthma attack or when you suspect asthma attack, consume garlic milk for its prevention. If you drink garlic milk regularly you can keep asthma attack at bay.
Ginger is another excellent remedy for asthma. Ginger can also be used with garlic for better result. To expel phlegm and cough, boil some cloves in garlic tea and consume sip by sip. The drink of ginger tea and garlic works as an expectorant and provides you great relief from breathing problems. Garlic and ginger both are highly rich in powerful antioxidants and cure many diseases such as flu, cold and even fight cancer.
Not only ginger tea, but ginger powder is also very effective for asthma. Its powder has the power to stop inflammation (which is one of the main causes of breathing problem). Ginger powder also helps you in providing relief from mucus problem because it also acts as an expectorant.
You just have to mix ginger powder concoction of fenugreek. You can also mix ginger powder and honey and put them in warm water and consume the soup. This will clear your respiratory system. When honey and ginger powder are mixed they act as excellent remedy for asthma.
Use Inhalers When Required
Though asthma home remedies are very helpful and effective you should not completely depend upon these home remedies if your condition goes on worsening. You should consult your doctor. You should also carry asthma inhalers with you for prompt relief and to avoid any complications.
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