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Natural remedies for asthma

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Although medical treatment for asthma has been quite successful in controlling the symptoms, the effectiveness of the natural remedies cannot be sidelined. The age old techniques practised are capable of improving the function of lungs and condition of the airways. This is why we have come up with some wonderful natural remedies for asthma. Have a look.

Ginger cleans your lungs

Ginger is one of the best cures for asthma. You can have it in many different forms viz. either as ginger tea or as juice or in the form of powder. Mix some honey with ginger juice and have it in the morning to detoxify your lungs. You can also blend with pomegranate juice and honey.

Figs can suck out mucus

The benefits of figs in healing asthma cannot be undermined. Figs can widen up your airways by sucking out the mucus and phlegm from them. When your airways are clear, you can breathe smoothly. Soak 2-3 dried figs in water and chew them next morning. Sip the water as well.

Black tea and coffee clear up airways

When you have asthma, then you will be benefitted from caffeinated coffee or black tea. Prepare a strong cuppa for yourself and sip it warm. However, make sure you don’t exceed more than 3 cups in a day. You will be relieved from breathing problem immediately.

Garlic to alleviate congestion in lungs

Garlic is an effective treatment for eliminating congestion from lungs. What you need to do is boil some garlic cloves in water or milk. Steep it for 5-10 minutes and let it cool. Drink the tea. You can also chew raw garlic or add it while cooking.

Oil massage improves breathing

Mustard oil and eucalyptus oil work wonder on asthma symptoms. An age old remedy is heating some mustard oil and adding garlic cloves and a pinch of camphor to it. Massage your chest, neck and back regularly with it.

Pour few drops of eucalyptus oil in your handkerchief or tissues and smell it few times in a day. Your respiratory symptoms will considerably improve.

Have fruits rich in vitamin C to boost your immunity

People who are deficient in vitamin C are prone to allergies, which is one of the common triggers of asthma. The best way to receive vitamin C is drinking fresh lemon water in the morning. Also include oranges, papayas, grapefruits, blueberries, and other foods rich in vitamin C in your diet.

Omega-3 fatty acids can heal asthma symptoms

The best way to treat yourself with omega 3 dose naturally is- by eating fatty fishes like sardines, salmon, mackerel, and tuna. Omega 3 fatty acids contained in those fishes are capable of protecting the lungs against irritants and shielding the airways from infections and inflammations. You can also have the oil of the fish in moderate amount.

Basil is the wonder herb for asthma

Basil leaves are known to cure a wide array of respiratory problems. The best way to receive its benefits is- chewing the raw leaves.  You can also opt for preparing a herbal blend by crushing the leaves and mixing it with a teaspoon of honey and ginger juice. Have it every day in the morning.

We suggest you to not experiment with herbs. The aforementioned natural cures are safe and you can resort to them to improve asthma symptoms.

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Written by: Saptakee sengupta
Date last updated: January 29, 2015