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SIVA RMH TRICHY
15 AMAZING HOME REMEDIES
Have you ever tried blocking any pipe that transmits air? If
you do so, you’ll understand why you feel it so difficult to
breathe when there’s and asthma attack! You just have to
squeeze the pipe of your vacuum cleaner for few seconds
and see how it doesn’t let any air come out and makes
strange noises. Same is the case with your wind pipe or
trachea, the passage from which air is let out by the lungs
for you to breathe.
Why Asthma Occurs?
It is important to understand as to why does asthma occur
because the first home remedy for asthma is to avoid the triggers
and you can’t do this without knowing the basics.
There are many air passages in the lungs called bronchus (large
wind pipes) and bronchioles (smaller wind pipes). When they
suddenly contract, it becomes difficult to breathe as the required
amount of air which is passed through them get reduced. Why do
these wind pipes contract? This can be due to dust, smoke, drugs,
pollution etc. These are called allergens. The asthma caused due
to allergens is called allergic asthma. There is one other type of
asthma which is called non-allergic asthma and it is caused due to
such factors as stress, fear, anxiety, excessive intake of salt or
processed food, and even lack of omega 3 fatty acids and
antioxidants. Sometimes asthma is genetic too. If you often
experience such symptoms as breathlessness, chest congestion
and pain, cough, and wheezing, you might be suffering from one
of the types of asthma. While you must visit doctor and also try to
find out if your’s is an allergic or non-allergic asthma, you should
also immediately take steps to manage and cure your asthma.
This can be done with the help of various home remedies for
asthma that have been used since ages.
15 Home Remedies for Asthma
1. Track Your Asthma Triggers
The first thing you need to do to manage your asthma is to avoid
all the allergens that cause asthma to you! What if you don’t know
them? You simply need to be a little more alert about what you
eat, do or where and when you go and you will find out what
triggers your asthma. For this, you can maintain a log (preferably
a small notebook that you can carry with you always.) Now jot
down important pointers when you feel your asthma is getting
worse. Some of the questions that you can ask yourself to know
what all triggers your asthma are mentioned below.
•Where were you when your asthma deteriorated? You could be
at home, work, school, market, airport and so on.
•What was near or around you when you felt that your asthma is
resurfacing? It can be your pet, some food, dust, flowers,
someone smoking, or any other thing.
•What were you doing when your asthma worsened? You might
have been smoking, exercising, sleeping, cleaning, watching film,
quarreling with someone or even laughing.
•At what time do you often feel the symptoms of asthma? It can
be morning, afternoon, evening, night, cold or hot weather.
Once you are aware of the allergens or triggers that cause asthma
attacks, you can easily avoid them and also take the right steps to
cure your particular type of asthma.
2. Fenugreek Seeds, Honey, Ginger Remedy for
This is an Ayurvedic remedy for asthma using the wonder spice
fenugreek seeds along with ginger and honey. Honey is very good
for your respiratory tract. The components of ginger like
gingerols, shogaols and zingerones have anti-inflammatory and
analgesic properties that are beneficial in curing asthma. In fact,
a study conducted by the American Thoracic Society International
Conference found that when ginger compounds were added to
isoproterenol (asthma medication), it became more effective.
Fenugreek too is very good remedy to cure any respiratory
problems including asthma and bronchitis.
•Fenugreek seeds- 2 tbsp
•Ginger paste (make it from fresh ginger root)- 2 tsp
•Honey- 1 tsp
•Water- 1 liter
•Add the fenugreek seeds to water.
•Let the water with fenugreek seeds simmer for half an hour.
•Strain the water after 30 minutes.
•Put the ginger paste into a sieve and press to extract it’s juice.
•Add this ginger juice to the water you just strained.
•Add honey to this solution and mix well.
•Drink a glass of this fenugreek, ginger, and honey treated water
3. Gooseberry Remedy for Asthma
The Indian gooseberry or amla is one of the best sources of
vitamin C. This vitamin is a fine antioxidant which can fight off the
free radicals produced within the lungs when you get asthma
attack. It also contains vitamin A which can cure respiratory tract
infections- your asthma is one of these infections! Additionally,
the anti-inflammatory properties of gooseberry soothes your
tensed air passage giving you relief from asthma.
•Indian gooseberry powder- 1 tsp (if you can’t get the powder,
use 1 gooseberry)
•Honey- 1 tsp
•If using whole gooseberry, de-seed and crush it to get its paste.
•Mix the honey with this paste or the gooseberry powder that you
•Have this every morning so that you don’t get asthma attack
during the day.
4. Honey Remedies for Asthma
With its many amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins, honey is
one of the most popular ingredients used traditionally for asthma
relief. When you get asthma attack, your airways get inflamed
and constricted making it difficult for you to breathe. Honey can
effectively soothe the mucous membranes of your airways, giving
you relief from cough related to asthma. Honey is specially
recommended for children who struggle with night-time
coughing. Here are some methods to use honey for relief from
symptoms of asthma.
Ways to use honey for asthma
1.Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with ½ tsp of cinnamon powder and
have this once everyday.
2.Mix 1 tsp of honey with a glass of water and have it every
3.Add 1 tsp of honey with ½ tsp of thyme powder and have it 2-3
times a day.
4.Take 1 tsp honey, ¼ cup of onion juice, and 1/8 tsp of black
pepper. Have this mixture for instant relief from breathlessness
and chest congestion due to asthma cough.
5.Mix 1 tbsp honey with ½ tsp of dried sunflower seeds powder.
Have this twice a day.
6.Fill a bowl with honey. Hold this bowl beneath your nose and
inhale. This will bring relief when you feel breathless.
7.Mix 1 tsp of honey with 1 cup of warm water. Have this every
night before going to sleep.
5. Drumstick Leaves Soup for Asthma Cure
Various parts of Drumstick tree, also called Moringa tree, are used
for treatment of different types of ailments. For asthma, the
leaves of the drumstick trees are used to prepare a soup. Many
studies have shown that Moringa plant alkaloid is similar to
ephedrine (decongestant) and is effective in the treatment of
asthma as this alkaloid relaxes bronchioles. Make a soup with
drumstick leaves and have it once everyday to cure your asthma.
•Drumstick leaves- handful of them
•Water- ¾ cup (180 ml)
•Salt (optional)- to taste (lesser is good though)
•Pepper (optional)- to taste
•Lime juice (optional)- ½ to 1 tsp
•Add the drumstick leaves to water and boil this for 5 minutes.
•Let it cool for sometime
•If you want, you can mix salt, pepper, and/or limejuice to give
some taste to the soup.
•Have this soup once daily.
6. Bitter Gourd Root for Asthma
This is one of the ancient Ayurvedic remedies for asthma but a
modern research by University of Massachusetts Medical School
too has found that certain bitter flavors can actually treat asthma
fast and effectively. This research states that bitter flavors can
reverse the contraction of airway cells. This process of reversal is
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known as bronchodilation and it can treat airway obstructive
diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
So, why wait! Just get some bitter gourd root and cure your
asthma the established way!
•Bitter gourd root- enough to get 1 tsp of its paste
•Honey- 1 tsp or Holy basil leaves juice (tulsi juice)- 1 tsp
•Grind the bitter gourd root to get its paste.
•Take one tsp of bitter gourd root paste and add honey to it.
•If you are using basil juice, you will need to crush the basil
leaves to get 1 tsp of its juice.
•Have this bitter gourd root paste mixed either with honey or
with basil leaves juice every night before going to bed.
7. Garlic Remedy for Asthma
From over 5000 years, garlic has been used as a very powerful
medicinal herb and now the modern researches too prove that
this superfood can virtually eliminate any disease or infection.
Garlic not only prevents and heals asthma but a wide range of
other diseases including arthritis, circulatory problems, cold, flu,
digestive disorders, insomnia, liver diseases, sinusitis, ulcers and
even heart diseases and cancer! The magic is done by allin, allicin,
chromium, phosphorous, and sulfur amino acids present in garlic
that make it an effective antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal herb.
In fact, you can cure your asthma at the initial stages only just
when it begins to show its symptoms with the help of garlic.
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