Treating Asthma With Herbs

ASTHMA Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease. Asthma attack occurs when due to some reason the airways becomes inflamed, narrowing the passage through which air enters our lungs. Shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing are symptoms of asthma. It is extremely painful to watch a person gasping during the asthma attack. Allergens, pollutants, irritants and cold can trigger asthma. Certain herbs could help to prevent asthma and improve breathing.

Taking the juice of a lemon diluted with little water could help to improve your asthma symptoms. Regular intake of lemon juice could also prevent cold and reduce the risk of asthma.

Ginger is recommended by folk healers for treating allergic reactions. Having a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice daily could help to prevent recurrent asthma attacks. For best result, mix a teaspoon of ginger juice with ½ teaspoon of fresh basil juice and one teaspoon of honey, and take this mixture regularly to cure your asthma symptoms.

Fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek seed decoction could also help to treat asthma. Add one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds to a glass of water and boil for about 10 to 15 minutes. Add a teaspoon of ginger juice and one teaspoon of honey to the warm fenugreek decoction and have it to cure your asthma symptoms.

Chamomile tea
Drinking a cup of warm chamomile tea, twice a day, could help to heal the asthma symptoms. The antihistamine property of chamomile is effective in treating and preventing asthma triggered by allergens.

Bishop’s weed
Herbalists often recommend bishop’s weed for treating asthma. Bishop’s weed acts as an expectorant and help to dissolve the mucus clogging the bronchial passages. You can add half a teaspoon of bishop’s weed to a glass of hot milk and have this mixture twice a day.

Eucalyptus oil
Inhaling eucalyptus oil could help to dissolve the mucus congestions and clear the airways, helping the asthma patient to breath easily.

Daily intake of nettle tea could help to prevent asthma. The anti-inflammatory property of nettle is effective in preventing inflammation of the airways.

Sipping a cup of hot green or black tea can provide some relief. Tealeaves contain theophylline, which helps to relax the muscles of the airways.