Home Remedies For Asthma & Asthma Medications
by Dr. Surya Bhagwati on Jun 22, 2018
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that induces difficulty in breathing, primarily occurring due to obstruction in the flow of air to the lungs. This condition can be minor for some, whereas, for a few people, it becomes a major condition affecting their day to day lives. Asthma can also cause life-threatening attacks. While allopathic medications and treatments are readily available, these are not without their respective side effects.
Ayurvedic medicines are made solely of natural ingredients, eliminating the risks of any side effects and are completely safe for consumption.
Home Remedies For Asthma
There are several home remedies that allow you to combat asthma symptoms.
1. Honey To Get Relief From Asthma
Honey is one of the best medicines for Asthma that helps in curing breathing problems. It helps remove Phlegm from the throat and clears the pass way for the air to go in and out the lungs.
What you need: One glass of warm water, 2 teaspoons honey and ½ a teaspoon cinnamon powder
What to do: Mix one teaspoon honey in a glass of warm water and drink slowly. Once the glass is empty, swallow the second teaspoon of honey along with the cinnamon powder.
2. Eucalyptus Essential Oil To Get Relief From Asthma
Eucalyptus oil has been proven as one of the effective Ayurvedic medicine for clearing the nasal passage and freeing the way for the passage of air through the nose, which helps give relief from the symptoms of Asthma. This is also one of the main reasons why Eucalyptus oil is helpful in relieving a blocked nose. The Eucalyptus oil treatment for Asthma is a gradual, aromatic process and can be performed in the following way
What you need: A wet towel and Eucalyptus oil
What to do: Simply put a few drops of Eucalyptus essential oil on a wet towel and position the towel near your bed when you go to sleep in a way that you can smell the aroma of the oil in your slumber.
3. Ginger To Get Relief From Asthma
Ginger is a herb that is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It relaxes the airway muscles, relieves nasal congestion and keeps the respiratory tract healthy, ultimately giving relief from Asthma.
What you need: One cup of hot water, ½ teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
What to do: Add the ginger to the cup of warm water and let it steep for five to seven minutes. Strain this water, add honey and mix properly. Drink the tea while warm.
4. Garlic To Get Relief From Asthma
Garlic offers relief from the symptoms of Asthma, while also reducing inflammation of the airway.
What you need: ½ cup milk and 10-12 cloves of garlic
What to do: Boil the garlic in the milk and consume the mixture once per day.
5. Figs To Get Relief From Asthma
Fig is one of the best Ayurvedic medicine for asthma as it helps drain phlegm and promote the health of the respiratory tract.
What you need: 3 dried figs, one cup of water
What to do: Wash the 3 dried figs properly and soak them in a cup of water overnight. On an empty stomach in the morning, eat the soaked figs and consume the fig water before you start your day.
6. Onions To Get Relief From Asthma
Onions are also helpful in clearing the airways and have anti-inflammatory properties, and can prove to be very helpful in controlling the symptoms of Asthma.
What you need: One raw onion
What to do: Simply chop up a few slices of raw onion and eat them with your meals. This simple addition to your diet can go a long way in providing you lasting relief from the symptoms of Asthma.
7. Turmeric Powder To Get Relief From Asthma
Turmeric powder has a phytochemical compound known as curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties and helps give relief from the symptoms of asthma.
What you need: ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and one glass water
What to do: Mix the turmeric powder with the water and drink the mixture. Repeat the procedure thrice a day for a fortnight in order to gain relief from the symptoms of Asthma.
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