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How Can I Treat Asthma With Home Remedies

Aug 16, 2008
Asthma is a respiratory disease and is very common. It attacks the bronchial tubes and the trachea that causes the airways to narrow and thus decreases the amount of air reaching the lungs. As a result of this breathing becomes difficult. Although asthma is generally found in younger children and young adults but it can attack to people of all ages. Some of the common symptoms of asthma are coughing, wheezing, tight chest and facing difficulty in breathing.

There are two types of asthma namely, allergic asthma and non-allergic asthma. Some of the common allergens that can cause asthma are chemicals, drugs, smoke, dust etc. Non-allergic asthma can be caused due to anxiety, dry or humid weather, fear of something etc. The rate at which asthma attacks have increased in recent years is really alarming and the sufferers in most of the cases are children. According to scientists asthma is directly related to the air we breathe and it is for this reason that a higher percentage of people living in big cities suffer from asthma than people in small cities. However it cannot be said that this is the only reason causing asthma and evidences suggest that genetic, food additives etc. could also cause asthma.

Most of the drugs can provide only temporary relief from asthma but some of the homemade remedies for asthma are really helpful. Given below are some of the very effective homemade remedies for asthma.

1. Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 can treat asthma efficiently as it decreases the inflammation in the lungs and thus makes breathing easier.

2. Vitamin C can increase the amount of oxygen reaching the lungs and reduces inflammation.

3. Ginkgo biloba is herb that contains ginkgolideB that is extremely useful since study show that it decreases the frequency of asthma attacks.

4. Make mullein oil in the form of tea and drink it, this will fight against respiratory congestion.

5. You can also use a powerful mixture of herbs called Shuan Huang Lian.

6. In case you're exercising triggers asthma attacks then you need to decrease the amount of salt in your diet. Along with this you need to take 2000 mg of Vitamin C an hour before you start your workout.

7. Eat salmon at least three times every week and take capsules made of salmon oil.

8. You can also use Pau d'arco that is an antibiotic as it helps in reducing inflammation.

Other effective home remedies you might want to consider:

* Take 3 tablespoons of a cranberries mash.

* Squeeze one lemon in a glass, add water to it and drink it with your meals.

* Take a teaspoon of ginger juice, mixed with honey and drink it. You should feel the relief right away.

* Garlic is very good for asthma attacks. Mix a garlic clove with a glass of milk. Boil it and drink it when it cools off.

* Drink fresh cabbage juice on a daily basis.

* For instant asthma relief drink a warm glass of milk.

* Drink a hot black coffee as hot as you can.

* Mix 2 teaspoon of grind Hilba in a glass of boiling water. To improve the taste a little bit you should add honey.

* Inhale the fumes of a boiling fennel oil.
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