Natural Home Remedies For Asthma Relief

There are so many home remedies for asthma relief around us. All we have to do is turn around and pay close attention to them.

Asthma occurs when the main passage of your lungs called bronchial tubes become inflamed. The muscles of bronchial wall tighten, and extra mucus is produced. Air flow out of your lungs is limited, often causing wheezing. About 12 percent of children and 10 percent of adults in the United States have asthma.

The common signs of asthma are difficulty of breathing, wheezing, coughing, increased heart rate and tightness in the chest.
Other symptoms include muscle constriction in the bronchial airways, mucus lining inflammation, increase in mucus flow and loss of sleep.

There is no cure for asthma. It is bothersome and you will need some good home remedies for asthma relief to help you.

Causes of asthma attack vary among people but most often it includes allergies, cold air, pollution and irritants and hormone imbalance. Others are heavy physical exertion, poor digestive function and emotional stress.

Asthma attack home remedies

Anise oil remedy

Anise oil opens bronchial pathways so you can breathe again. It prevents and eases spasms and cramps. It also expels mucus. For immediate relief from chest tightness or a mild asthma attack.

  • Drink 3 to 5 drops of aniseed oil in a glass of water. You may repeat this process as needed and you may chew on 2 or 3 anise seeds also. They are very helpful. Inhalation of aniseed essential oil is also very effective.

Dried figs remedy

Dried figs have high protein, minerals, vitamins, fat, fiber and carbohydrate food values. They keep the respiratory system hydrated and provide moisture to the mucous membranes.

  • Soak about three dried figs in water overnight to release minerals and properties into the water. Drink the fig water and eat the soaked figs on an empty stomach in the morning. Fig is one of the recommended home remedies for asthma relief.

Lobelia relief

Lobelia flowers and plant can be used to treat asthmatic ailment. However it is a powerful herb so consult your natural health physician before using it.
Lobelia increases airway diameter and promotes the secretion and expulsion of mucus.

  • The simplest way is to put ½ tsp of dried plant in a cup, boil and drink as tea. Do not take this herb if you have gastrointestinal problems, heart disorders, or are pregnant.

Cane sugar and lobelia : Boil 1 ounce of lobelia in 3 cups of water to become dark red. Add 1 cup of cane sugar and boil till it’s down to 2 cups. Take a tablespoon every 15 minutes until your are relieved.

Cane sugar and lobelia

Boil 1 ounce of lobelia in 3 cups of water to become dark red. Add 1 cup of cane sugar and boil till it’s down to 2 cups. Take a tablespoon every 15 minutes until you are relieved.

General remedies

You may use these home remedies for asthma if you have access to the ingredients.

Egg shell remedy: This is an old 18 century remedy. Place 3 egg shells in the oven until they become brown. Grind them with a blender and mix with 1 cup of molasses and take a teaspoon 3 times in a day for asthma treatment.

Drink remedies: Drink fresh milk in the morning if you are not allergic to it, or take a little castor oil occasionally for relief. Radish juice also helps with convulsive or dry asthma.

Slippery elm and flaxseed:  Take ½ ounce each of slippery elm, flaxseed, licorice and boneset herbs which you can get in herb stores or online and simmer in 2 cups of water. Strain and add 1 cup of molasses and ½ cup of sugar and simmer it again for few minutes. Pour the content in a tightly closed container and drink little bit a day for relief.

Mustard seed and molasses: Mix a spoonful of mustard seeds with molasses and take it several times a day as treatment for asthma.

The garlic cure: If your asthma comes with cough you can use this asthma home remedy for relief. Add 2 cups of sliced garlic to 4 cups of boiling water. Remove from heat and set aside for 12 hours in normal room temperature. Add 1 cup of sugar to it and pour in a closable  bottle. Take a teaspoon anytime you feel like coughing. Use any of these home remedies for asthma that suites you best.

Sniff at citrus peel: Scientific studies showed that limonene found in citrus peels do neutralize inhaled ozone which triggers asthma symptoms. So anytime you sense the early warnings of asthma get any kind of citrus peel and sniff at it.

Salt and baking soda: Dissolve ½ teaspoon each of salt and baking soda in a little water and drink it and after that drink a glass of milk or orange juice. This is one of the fastest home remedies for asthma you can try out.

Horseradish: Take a tablespoon of fresh grated horseradish and lemon juice and expect to expel mucus soon.

Sweet cherries: Boil about 1/3 cup of sweet cherries stems in ½ cup of water for 2 minutes, sieve and sweeten with honey and take a tablespoonful to reduce chest wheezing.

Boiling potato: Boil some potatoes and inhale the steam to open your chest.

Asthma teas

Look into these herbal teas which are potential home remedies for asthma relief.

Chai tea home remedies for asthma

The Indian Spice Chai tea is said to be an effective asthma home remedy. The Chai tea contains some important ingredients that are useful for treating asthma.

Some of these ingredients are Chinese star anise, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and black pepper. Drink a cup daily for asthma relief. It may take a while to see results.

Antihistamine herbs

Histamines are substances released in the body that produce swelling and constrict bronchial passages. Antihistamine herbs like ginger, peppermint and chamomile, open air passages and relieve wheezing. Make a tea using some or all these herbs together. They are helpful home remedies for asthma relief.

Green tea for asthmatic problems

Green tea contains polyphenol compounds which are strong anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that may be useful for asthma treatment. Try drinking 3 to 4 cups a day. It may take several weeks to see the result.

Juice remedy

One of the best home remedies for asthma comes from the vegetables around you. Follow the juicing recipes below for your asthma treatment.

  • 5 carrots
  • 2 endive leaves
  • 2 celery stalks

Wash all the vegetables (preferably organic) and cut the carrot into small pieces. Pour all in a juicer and juice them. Drink the juice immediately for maximum benefit.

You can also use this asthma remedy which contains important nutrients like potassium, magnesium and vitamin A needed for asthma relief.

  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 1 big apple (cored)
  • 2 large carrots (remove green top)

Wash, slice, juice and drink immediately. If juice is for child, use only 3 stalks of celery.

Other common remedies

Flaxseed remedy

Ground flaxseeds are a great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Take 1 to 2 tablespoons daily. For children over five years of age, the dosage is 1 to 2 teaspoons daily.

Apple Cider vinegar remedy

If you start to feel congested and about to wheeze, take a teaspoon full of apple cider vinegar. This may stop the onset of a full-blown asthma attack.

  • White vinegar treatment: Vinegar is one of the popular asthma home remedies. When you feel the asthma coming and you start to wheeze, just saturate two strips of white cloth in white vinegar and wrap them around your wrist. This helps some people from full blown attack.

Horseradish for asthma

Eat some horseradish on saltine crackers or a stock of celery to unblock bronchial tubes.

Honey remedy

Chop onion into very small pieces and spread some honey over it in a bowl. Set it aside till the next day and drink a teaspoon of it 4 times in a day for relief.

You may also take 5 drops of anise oil in a teaspoon of honey before each meal to relieve asthma.

Garlic asthma medication

Garlic is helpful in so many ways including asthma treatment. Boil about ten garlic cloves in 1/4 cup of milk and drink once a day. Make sure you are not allergic to milk before using it.

Indian Gooseberry (Amla) remedy

Indian Gooseberry is highly valued as asthma medicine. Many people have experienced great results with it. Mix five grams of gooseberry with a spoonful of honey and take every morning.

Diet home remedies for asthma

During the asthma attack, try to stay on vegetarian diet as much as you can. Stay on fresh raw foods and carrot or apple juice.

  • Combine pressed garlic juice with honey and cayenne and take a teaspoon a day for liver cleansing and to stimulate the bile for fatty acid metabolism.

Dark green leafy vegetables and deep yellow and orange vegetables are good for asthma cure. They have natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that benefit asthma treatment.
Drink water regularly to keep your system clean. It helps to break up mucus after asthma attack.

Foods to avoid

It is advisable for asthma patient to stay away from dairy products. Stay away from sugar, junk food, fried food, and refined foods. They encourage the production of mucus that plugs your airways.

Avoid foods that contain additives or preservatives. For example, dried or smoked foods, processed foods and salad bars which are mostly sprayed with preservatives like red dye, tartrazine , monosodium glutamate (SMG), sulfites and benzoates.

Do not eat frozen or very cold food. They cause the muscles in your airways to tighten.

Avoid foods that cause gas such as beans, broccoli, brussels sprout, and cauliflower. They keep pressure on your diaphragm. Stay with this diet home remedies for asthma until you are alright.

Vitamin and minerals

There are many supplements and vitamins that help as home remedies for asthma treatment. Consider using some of them for your asthma cure.

  • Vitamin B12 reduces the reaction to sulfite that causes asthma symptoms in some people, especially children. Take the recommended dosage orally or place 400 mcg of it under the tongue to diffuse into the blood tissues.
  • Vitamin B6 has been found to be low in people who have asthma. Asthma medications also lower B6 level in the body. Take the required dosage daily.
  • Vitamin C reduces spasms of the bronchial passages and it has anti-allergy benefits too. Use a product that is not acidic like calcium ascorbate. Take the suggested dosage daily. Reduce the dosage if loose stool occurs.
  • Quercitin is useful for its anti-inflammatory and anti allergy benefits. Use the suggested dosage.
  • Magnesium is one of the important home remedies for asthma relief. It relaxes the bronchial tubes and improves lung functions. Take the required quantity daily. Reduce the dosage if loose stool occurs.

Boswellia remedy

Boswellia is useful in treatment of chronic asthma because it contains certain chemical compounds that protect against inflammation. Use the recommended dosage.

Do not take with prescription medication such as Singulair because Boswellia acts in much the same fashion as Singulair. It may increase their effects.

Here are some home remedies for asthma you can place under your tongue for acute attacks.

  • Lobelia extracts to relax chest muscle
  • Heritage atomodine for iodine therapy

Self care remedies

Wash Pets: If you have allergy induced asthma, you will be advised to wash your pet once a week. Dogs and cats have dander which can provoke asthma attack.

Smoke free home: Make your house a smoke free home. Cigarette smoke triggers asthma attack and increases the chances of others having asthma.

Exercise: Deep breathing exercises expand the stomach on inhalation and retract it on exhalation. It expels all air and helps the muscles to be stronger. Posture and aerobic exercises are also helpful for asthma treatment.

Air filter: Use a high energy particulate air filter (HEPA) to clean the air in your room and home.

Vacuum: Be careful of vacuuming: Vacuum cleaner can multiply the allergens 10 times in the house and this can stay for over an hour after you turn off your vacuum cleaner. Get a special vacuum cleaner that controls the dust. Vacuum twice a week with a HEPA filter vacuum.

Hot Bath asthma help: Hot baths and saunas are relaxing ways to sweat out toxins and mucus. Do not take hot bath if you have hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

These self care home remedies for asthma combined with other remedies can go a long way in relieving you of the bothersome asthma.

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