Asthma is a well known chronic condition. It affects both the young and the elderly. And if not well managed , it could cause serious problems. In rare cases, asthma could even lead to death!
There’s a lot to be said about asthma, but in this post, we are going to focus on a serious but somehow controversial issue related to asthma; Natural herbs for asthma!
As I said earlier, asthma is a common chronic problem!
But if you are like my grandma who’s knowledge of asthma does not go beyond the humanitarian precincts of sympathizing and empathizing with asthmatics here is your opportunity to learn something new.
And to the asthmatics, you probably might have grown weary of keeping track of your inhalers and medications, and you are desperate to try something new and natural.
This is an opportunity for you to also learn about natural herbs that can relief you of your asthma symptoms.
But before we go further , I want to state emphatically that the well known view that asthma has no known cure still hold.
The natural herbs we will be discussing above are meant to control your asthma symptoms.
And as you are already aware, the goal for most asthma patients is to live thier life without asthma symptoms.
Let’s get started now…..
First, for starters, its important we know what Asthma is!
It’s a long-term respiratory condition, in which the airways may unexpectedly and suddenly narrow, often in response to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress.
This can results in difficulty in breathing, wheezing , cough and a feeling of constriction due to bronchial spasm.
The prevalence of asthma is on the surge globally and there has been an increase in the rate at which people are beginning to patronize natural herbs for asthma.
Though scientific research pertainining the use of natural herbs in controlling asthma symptoms has been minimal, the results have been positive for many asthmatic patients.
Below are some of the herbs that can be potentially helpful in the treatment of asthma symptoms:
Garlic is noted for its numerous health benefits .
Cloves of garlic have a compound in it called Alyile disulphur which gives it its strong smell. This strong odor from the garlic cloves enhances blood circulation.
It also has anti inflammatory properties; it helps reduce inflammations and congestion in your lungs.
Garlic is also a strong antibiotic and antiviral agent. So you can equally use garlic to boost your immune system.
Asthmatics can take 1-2 cloves of garlic to reduce the number of asthmatic attacks.
One can also take garlic by way of garlic drink preparation.
The procedure has been outlined below:
•Get 1/4 pan of milk and add 2-3 gloves of garlic.
•Boil it for sometime and allow to cool to room temperature.
•Drink it once daily to get control over your asthma attacks and symptoms.
Ginger is known for its ability to break up phlegm. But aside that it also has some anti inflammatory properties.
The main anti inflammatory and analgesic compounds in Ginger are gingerol, shogaols and zingerones. These compounds control or reduce the contraction of airways and reduce inflammation.
Ginger also contains a particular compound called Oleoresin. This compound removes excess mucus in the air passages and lungs and as a result guard against infection
Below is how to prepare Ginger to increase its health benefits:
•Fetch a glass of water in to a pot and cut an inch of garlic into slices, add the slices to the pot filled with water.
•Pass it through the process of simmering for a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 7 minutes.
•Ginger tea is ready! Drink whiles it’s warm to reduce respiratory problems. Regular intake of ginger tea can be a powerful weapon agasint your asthma symptoms.
– Slippery Elm
Just like the aforementioned herbs, Slippery elm has anti-inflammation characteristics.
But what makes this particular herb special is that it is also an anti irritant.
It is therefore effective in the remedying of cough and chest tightness.
Below is the procedure for preparing Slippery elm drink:
•2 cups of water is boiled, whiles it’s still boiling, add 2 teaspoons of the inner bark of slippery elm.
•Simmer it for about 5 minutes, ensure that it’s covered with a proper lid
•Stir by adding honey and drink when suffering from asthma.Taking it regularly on daily basis at least twice can prevent asthmatic attacks
The health benefits of lemongrass are well known.
Lemongrass show both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. No wonder it’s widely used as a protection against infections.
It is very rich in vitamins especially vitamin C.
Vitamin C enhances the immune system and minimizes the consequences of inflammation.
These features makes Lemongrass one of the best natural herbs for asthma.
Below is a procedure for preparing drink out of it;
•Add 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger, 2 cloves of garlic, a small piece of cinnamon stick and 2 teaspoons of dried lemongrass in 2 cups of water.
•Boil and simmer for a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 7 minutes.
•Add fresh lemon juice and honey.
.It should be drank on daily basis to get maximum benefit.
This herb has been found to have anti-inflammatory effects. It also enhances the breathing cycle by enlarging the bronchus.
Remember we said earlier that asthma leads to constriction of the bronchus. Wild Licorice reverses this constriction. And thereby providing a relief for asthmatics.
It’s best also for people who get allergic reactions from the conventional drugs for asthma treatment.
Another interesting fact about Wild licorice is that it posses some immune stimulant characteristic that enhances your immune system to guard you against any infection.
But the use of this herb should be done with critical precautions. Higher than required doses of wild licorice can lead to elevated blood blood pressure; hypertension!
Here’s how to prepare a dink from it;
•Get a cup of hot water and add 2 teaspoons of powered licorice root
•Allow it to steep for about 10 minutes with a proper cover on.
•Stir the tea by adding honey but before that strain it
•Drink it on daily basis to get relief from asthmatic symptoms.
Oregano contains carvacrol, flavonoids and terpenes. These special compounds are responsible for lung-cleansing.
It also has anti-inflammatory properties: it reduces inflammation of the respiratory tract and bronchial tubes and hence it’s good for treating asthma symptoms.
The procedure for preparing a drink from it has been outlined below:
•Mix a cup of boiling water with 3 teaspoons of oregano.
•Stir and steep it for about 5-10 minutes.
•Add honey and stir. But before that strain it,
It is ready for drinking!.
•Drink it on daily basis at for 2-3 times to reduce the frequency of asthmatic symptoms.
It is an important herb for the treatment of allergy related asthma symptoms because of its natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties.
It is good for opening up reduced bronchial and nasal passages.
It also enhances the immune system with its butyric acid and improves metabolism too.
Below is the procedure for preparing tea from
•Mix a tablespoon of dried stinging nettle leaves or the roots into a cup of hot water and cover it with a proper lid.
•Allow it to steep for about 5-7minutes and then strain .
•Add honey and drink.
Regular usage can help relief from asthma symtopms.
In prescribing medicine for bronchial asthma, substances that causes bronchodilation are considered.
And a typical example of a bronchodilator is Theophylline. A compound found in cocoa. It is one of the key active ingredients of most inhalers.
This is to say that eating unsweetened natural cocoa in moderate quantities can reduce the risk of asthma symptoms and even attacks.
According to recommendations, it will be protective to take 2 teaspoons of cocoa and pour it in 1 cup of hot water and drink twice daily.
Even though there’s isn’t a total cure for asthma , there are many natural herbs you can use to relief and even prevent asthma symptoms.
The natural herbs for asthma discussed above are very effective in controlling and preventing asthma symptoms. Get these herbs for asthma symptoms free life.
I hope our list was useful. Feel free to leave a comment below.