Home Remedies for Asthma

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Asthma is a lung disease that causes difficulty breathing. Asthma can be either acute or chronic. Asthma attacks occur when there is an obstruction in the flow of air in the lungs.

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Some common causes of asthma are allergies, air pollution, respiratory infections, sulfites in food and certain medications. Common symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.

There are many medical treatments for asthma. These simple natural remedies can also provide relief from symptoms.

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Here are the top 10 home remedies for asthma.

1. Ginger

Ginger is a well-known natural treatment for various ailments including asthma. Researchers have found that it can help reduce airway inflammation and inhibit airway contraction. Plus, studies indicate that it has compounds that may enhance the muscle relaxant effects of certain asthma drugs.

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  • Mix equal quantities of ginger juice, pomegranate juice and honey. Consume one tablespoon of this mixture two or three times a day.
  • Alternatively, you can mix one teaspoon of ground ginger in one and a half cups of water and take one tablespoon of this mixture at bedtime.
  • Cut one inch of ginger into small pieces and add it to a pot of boiling water. Let it steep for five minutes, allow it to cool down and then drink it.
  • To detoxify your lungs, prepare a fenugreek decoction by boiling one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water and mixing one teaspoon each of ginger juice and honey in it. Drink this solution every morning and evening.
  • You can also eat raw ginger mixed with salt.

2. Mustard Oil

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When having an asthma attack, massaging with mustard oil will help clear the respiratory passages and restore normal breathing.

  1. Heat some mustard oil with a little camphor.
  2. Transfer it in a bowl and when it is comfortably warm, gently rub it on the chest and upper back and massage.
  3. Do this several times a day until the symptoms subside.

3. Figs

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The nutritional properties of figs promote respiratory health and help drain phlegm and alleviate breathing difficulties.

  1. Wash three dried figs and soak them in a cup of water overnight.
  2. In the morning, eat the soaked figs and drink the fig water on an empty stomach.

Continue this home treatment for a couple of months. This method helps the nutrients quickly enter your bloodstream and provide relief from asthma symptoms.

4. Garlic

The following garlic remedies will clear congestion in your lungs, giving you quick relief from asthma symptoms.

  • Boil 10 to 15 cloves of garlic in one-half cup of milk. Drink this once a day.
  • You can also make garlic tea by adding three to four cloves of garlic to a pot of hot water and letting it steep for five minutes. Allow it to cool to room temperature and then drink it.

5. Coffee

The caffeine in regular coffee can help control asthma attacks because it acts as a bronchodilator. Hot coffee also will relax and clear the airways to help you to breathe easier. The stronger the coffee, the better the result.

But try not to drink more than three cups of black coffee in a day. If you do not like coffee, you can opt for a cup of hot black tea. Do not use caffeine as a regular treatment though.

6. Eucalyptus Oil

Pure eucalyptus oil is an effective treatment for asthma symptoms because of its decongestant properties. Research indicates that it has a chemical called eucalyptol which can help break up mucus.

  • Just put a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a paper towel and keep it by your head when sleeping so that you breathe in the aroma.
  • You can also put two to three drops of eucalyptus oil in a pot of boiling water and breathe in the steam. Try to take deep breaths for faster results.

 

 

 

  1. I found thes very helpful,thank you, Can you say which type of milk is best to use for this purpose?

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  2. /sir,
    I have difficult in breathing and have congesion in chest when i walk for 1 minutes i eel very uncomfortable .Kindly tell which remedy is suitable for me to releif from these problem and i have also heard cow urine is also beneficial kindly tell how i take cow urine als tell me ho much quantity of cow urine i shoud take daily for how much periods.
    Regards
    Manish kumar

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  3. I will agree with everything but not Lemon. It might increase your immunity, but during an asthma attack, it badly worsens your condition. I have suffered from asthma for 15 years at a stretch and I know how badly Lemon, Curd, banana etc can worsen your condition.

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  4. I hope these Remedis are good I try it

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  5. I just have a question, last week my son was coughing,have shortness of breath and I took him to hospital and they say it is asthma and I want to try home remedies and he is two and half year old which is best for him. Thank you.

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    • What is the best remedy for asthma?

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      • Dear Laurence,

        There are natural remedies for asthma, do not believe when they say “there is no cure for asthma.” I’ve been there, was asthmatic since childhood until my 30′s, now I’m totally cured all my life.
        1. Live on a clean, fresh air environment such as near the beach or non-polluted place. 2. Avoid dust, smoke, vehicle fumes. 3. Eat healthy foods esp. fish and brown whole wheat bread. 4. Regular sports such as tennis, basketball, beach swimming, biking, but on a clean air environment.

        Hope the above, as far as I can remember can help all others suffering.
        mandy m.

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        • Above statement is true, I could like to add a little to it, since childhood this trouble me a lot n u got to have courage to fight it back. Avoid icecream or anything cold like ice n drinking light black tea with few drops of lemon during the day n nite will be helpful. Avoid solid food, eat liquid food like village red rice water n soup with little lime n light black tea n biscuits toast is a good diet for the entire day of two to three days until it cures. A little secret I could like to share is that even Frog backbone soup is good for Asthma, just boil it with frog backbone n little salt or just cook like soup n eat the backbone flesh. The second secret is when your child is very young n u know if asthmatic then collect the child pee in the morning only in small bowl n mix little of the child pee in the morning tea without the knowledge of the child n make him drink it, this is a sure n strong cure. Well put your child into lots of sports activities like cycling, soccer n jogging. When they grow this asthma will disappear n will make person to fight his own problem. I’m the living example n 53 yrs still growing strong n by God’s grace never been to any hospital n clinics so far.

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    • Dear Getu,

      There are solutions for your son’s asthma, do not believe when they say “there is no cure for asthma.” I’ve been there, was asthmatic since childhood until my 30’s, now I’m totally cured all my life.
      1. Live on a clean, fresh air environment such as near the beach or non-polluted place. 2. Avoid dust, smoke, vehicle fumes. 3. Eat healthy foods esp. fish and brown whole wheat bread. 4. Regular sports such as tennis, basketball, beach swimming, biking, but on a clean air environment.

      Hope the above, as far as I can remember can help all others suffering.
      mandy m.

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  6. miss nancy lewis May 21, 2013, 6:17 pm

    I am agree with all these remedies but lemon is not suit for this its too cool & alergic for some people todaay i will try the garlic remedy.thanx for this knowledge………

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  7. When my son has an asthma attack I have him sit in a hot tub with eucalyptus oil (about 10 drops) and inhale the steam. If one is sensitive to chlorine and water additives, should use a water filter for the shower/bath. I also give him a strong dose of vitamin C (1 gram). He is 10 years old. I found that magnesium oxide has played a part in relieving his symptoms as well, he may be deficient and have a higher requirement, but it does help. I think a big part of that is it helps him relax (great for the nerves). I give him about 400 mg or one “0” size capsule. Lastly, I give him a “bronchitis” tablet by Heel brand, a homeopathic remedy, every 15 minutes until he is calm and breathing with ease. Usually he only needs one or two of these. Make sure mouth is clear of food or drinks (not including water) when giving sublingual homeopathic remedies for effectiveness. And one more thing I give him is a spoon of honey, which he really likes; this helps sooth the throat and loosen phlegm – no honey for babies/or anyone allergic to honey.

    The vitamin C can be repeated as well, wonderful for clearing out the phlegm and inflammation.

    This also helps with the constant sighing symptoms, I believe this is a mild form of asthma.

    I hope this helps someone!!

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    • Thank you so much for the tips. My son is 5 and has allergic asthma. I’ve never heard of the Heel brand, but have used Lobelia (the main ingredient of the product you suggested) before, with great results. I’m excited to try the tablets. Thanks again!

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  8. I just used your tips just now n I can already feel the difference. You. Guys it works. I personally guarantee that!

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  9. Mustard oil and mustard seeds both can be used for treating sever asthma attack. the oil can also be mixed with a bit of coconut oil and massaged on the chest ( it stops the lungs from wheezing and prevents asthma attack at night during sleep).
    also, eating food rich with selinium can reduce the chance of having an asthma attack. food rich with selinium: brazil Nuts, sunflower seeds
    Fish (tuna, halibut, sardines, flounder, salmon)
    Shellfish (oysters, mussels, shrimp, clams, scallops)

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  10. Thank you for the information it has help me and it
    Has save my life!! I recommend this site to anyone who suffer from asthma!!!!

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  11. Mixture of garlic, black pepper, ginger,alligator pepper and honey has been very helpful to me ! I grind them together and mix with honey. I use it first thing in the morning when I’m awake from sleep and as many times as possible. I hope it’d be helpful to others too.

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  12. somebody told me avocado seeds can cure asthma. is this true and does anyone use it?

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  13. Thanks for this wonderful 10 step home remedies. Most people never have time to help out another human being so I thank you for that.

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  14. This really worked! My girlfriend woke up at 4 a.m. in the morning having a hard time breathing with no pump , I looked this up & tried the lemon & she was so happy she could breath & I’m so grateful that this really worked ! Thank ! :-)

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  15. Is there something that I can give my daughter everyday for asthma? She uses an inhaler right now and I’m looking for an alternative to that.

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    • Dear Robin Smith,

      There are natural solutions for your daughter’s asthma, do not believe when they say “there is no cure for asthma.” I’ve been there, was asthmatic since childhood until my 30’s, now I’m totally cured all my life.
      1. Live on a clean, fresh air environment such as near the beach or non-polluted place. 2. Avoid dust, smoke, vehicle fumes. 3. Eat healthy foods esp. fish and brown whole wheat bread. 4. Regular sports such as tennis, basketball, beach swimming, biking, but on a clean air environment.

      Hope the above, as far as I can remember can help all others suffering.
      mandy m.

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  16. I looked up ‘coughs’ and tried 1 teaspoon of ground ginger with 1 teaspoon of honey in a cup of boiling water and sipped away my nagging chesty cough, which wouldn’t go away for 2 nights!
    I also suffer from asthma, and as I am writing this and sipping away, I have finally stopped coughing.

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  17. the best thing boil garlic with orange in microwave 1 min then let it cool down than give him 10 ml is inf i do same to my child and getting better.

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  18. Thanks for your remedies. And everyone if you or your child has asthma at first find out what triggering the attack, and prevent it. Whoever had asthma stay away from dust, cotton, birds specially pigeon, furry animals like rabbits,cats etc as those are triggers for all. My mother has asthma which triggered from home dust, fur, cold. Sometimes it could be the food. My boyfriend had asthma since childhood but his parents couldn’t find out what triggering it for almost 6-7 years, then they find out it causing from drinking milk, which every children eat. And later he had allergy test which found out 15 other foods can cause him asthma attack also smoking, sweating, cotton, home dust. I heard nuts could be so dangerous for some child patient that it could cause death from attack. So take care everyone.

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  19. I am allergic to chocolates (cocoa), green seedless grapes (tiny sweet ones), banana. . I know of a kid who is allergic to nuts (cashew). Just letting people know what can trigger asthma in some.

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    • That’s weird! I’m allergic to chocolate, green grapes & bananas too (and chicken), and my daughter is allergic to cashews!
      I’ve been suffering with persistent, mild asthma for 7 months now. I’m on Singular & Asthmanex and nothing is helping the constant tightness in my chest :(

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  20. I have asthma and even my 2 years child is found with allergi inside lungs can you please suggest a daily home remidy for her

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  21. I have asthma past 10 yrs, I took lots of medicine but I dn’t cure..and also regularly I sufferef for cold,lose nose like these kind of allergies pls give suggestions of any good home remedies for my problem..

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  22. I have asthma past 4 yrs, I took lots of medicine but I dn’t cure..and also regularly I sufferef for cold,lose nose like these kind of allergies pls give suggestions of any good home remedies for my problem..

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    • i am suffering from astma part 3 years, i found these 10 steps and now ill check these one by one lets see which will work for me to cure this:-):)

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      • “”Eucalyptus oil is commonly used to treat colds, coughs and congestion. It can help to break up phlegm and mucus. It comes in all kinds of forms including tinctures and teas as well as topical oils. Those with asthma should probably not use eucalyptus oil routinely, because it may trigger an asthma attack. It is important to consult with your doctor before using any herbal preparation”

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  23. Hi sir,
    My wife used to get once in few months, her wheezing and short breathing problem, during that period she can’t sleep even for 30 minutes because she used to cough continuously !! She used to be very weak. She is about 49 years old ! She is allergy to dust during dry summer ie in the month of march-april. What is the remedy on long term !!!! Can you please advise me !!

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  24. Hi sir,
    My wife used to get once in few months, her wheezing and short breathing problem, during that period she can’t sleep even for 30 minutes because she used to cough continuously !! She used to be very weak. She is about 49 years old ! She is allergy to dust during dry summer ie in the month of march-april. If she eats food, with in 5 minutes she gets cough and wheezing, She is suffering a lot with sleepless nights, What is the remedy on long term !!!! Can you please advise me !!

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  25. yeah u’all may have spoken other people’s minds….none d less, finding allergens will be best…and parents should be careful on how they expose their children anywhere in the world…cus I had my first attack as a kid due to exposure into cold….ever since I’ve been having attacks, but I thank God.I’m gonna give a try to d honey mixture and snail fluid

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  26. I have suffered from asthma since I was a child. I used to get asthma attacks frequently as well as sinus infections. Over a year ago, under the care of a nutritionist, I started a new eating plan. I eat lean meats, veggies, and beans, six times a day and drink 12 cups of hot water a day. I cut dairy, sugar, caffeine, sweets, processed foods, and fruits. I eat three small snacks and Three regular meals. Since being on this eating plan, I have not needed to take my asthma and allergy medicine, my cholesterol has improved, and i have lost weight. I think the foods we eat can cause a lot of havoc with our bodies. Be well.

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  27. I have a 2yo & found licorice in liquid form fixed her breathing & broke down her mucus to nothing. Surprisingly this is not mentioned above……

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  28. I have been told I have asthma for a few years . Before I would just get an attack if someone was smoking or if there were fires around the state. But for the last 3 weeks I can’t leave my house without feeling out of breath, getting up to go to the restroom or to the kitchen exhaust me. My oxygen levels are ok, but I have rapid breathing as if I just ran a marathon. I am on 3 inhalers, nebulizer every 4 hours, prednisone, and 2 different allergy medicine. I have read Asthma is worse at night and in mornings, but that is when I can breath better. Does anyone have helpful thoughts on all this.

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    • Dear Regiena
      With the help of a nutritionist, I recommend you start on a new eating plan. Eat lean meats, veggies, and beans, six times a day and drink 12 cups of hot water a day. Cut on dairy, sugar, caffeine, sweets, processed foods, and fruits and lots of them.

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  29. fathima muhammadh sayd August 20, 2014, 1:11 am

    Good information

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  30. Hi! My husband has an asthma, whats the best,effective remedy out of this 10 home remedies.
    Thank You

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  31. Swimming is the best cure for asthma

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  32. Hi have been on inhaler since I was 12 and am trying this natural home remdy starting from dis minute so have just taken honey with hot water and am feeling better

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