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Home remedies for asthma

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Control of asthma depends to a large extent on how well you manage to protect yourself from triggers and inflammation. Many people who have resorted to natural therapies sincerely have benefitted immensely in controlling inflammation of their airways in the long run.

Explore the home remedies for asthma from this article.


Basil and honey- the best natural antidote for asthma

People of all age groups, right from kids to teens to adults to old must have fresh basil leaves everyday to cure asthma naturally. Basil or holy tulsi, as they say, is loaded with antioxidants which protect your airways from irritation and improve your immunity. You can crush 6-7 leaves and mix with honey and have it daily.


Consider drinking ginger juice often

Avoid powder or ginger supplements, instead opt for fresh ginger root. Wash it properly and extract the juice. Mix with warm water and a teaspoon of fresh honey to elevate the taste. Drink it 2-3 times a week.


Olive oil and honey in milk

Try this recipe daily for your breakfast. Olive oil is enriched with omega-3-fatty acids which protect your airways against irritation and inflammation. Use one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and honey and blend it with warm milk for drinking.


Fenugreek seeds with water

Boil a handful of fenugreek seeds in a bowl of water or you can soak them overnight (you don’t need to boil then). Strain the seeds and mix the water with a pinch of ginger juice. Try this herbal remedy on regular basis to improve upon the symptoms.


Soaked raw figs

Try this home remedy if you frequently have problems with cough, cold, flu, and chest congestion. Soak 2-3 dry figs in water until they become soft. Chew it daily any time of the day. Make sure you do not eat anything for an hour. Continue this treatment for 2-3 months and you are bound to notice improvement.


Eat foods rich in vitamin C

Vitamin C enriched foods take care of your airways in a wonderful way. Eat plenty of oranges, amla, grapefruits, guavas, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, beans, etc. Your immunity is also improved and you are less prone to having infections.


Home care to protect yourself from asthma triggers 

The most vital and significant part of your asthma care regimen is to protect yourself from asthma triggers.

The following are the home remedies that you can opt for:

  • Make sure you have air purifier or air conditioner installed in your room to ensure that the air you inhale is free from germs
  • Vacuum clean your house regularly to eliminate dust, mites, mold, cobwebs, etc.
  • Exercise moderately, focus more on breathing techniques which are specially meant to improve immunity and lung function
  • You also need to install a humidifier to maintain optimum humidity inside your room
  • We insist you to not pet birds or animals because loitering feathers and dander might induce asthma.
  • You should be little extra cautious during winter. Protect yourself from cold wind, especially cover your ears and mouth with warm clothing

Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: July 29, 2014

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