Use Effective Natural Remedies for Asthma

Holy basil leavesArticle by Dr Andrew Napier

The person suffering with asthma needs regular treatment for longer duration to bring the disease under control that is why natural remedies are preferred over normal medication as these remedies do not cause any adverse effects. There are many reasons for asthma and they differ from one individual to another as allergies are assumed as biggest causes for asthma but not everyone who has allergy may have asthma too. This disease can happen due to allergy, heredity, choked lungs, inflammation of respiratory organs, blockages in nostrils, weather conditions and other irritants. These triggers can cause narrowing of breathing track especially trachea to cause problems in breathing.

Holy basil leaves can provide few remedies which are very good in preventing asthmatic attacks. Chewing few holy basil leaves with honey as first thing in the morning, chewing holy basil leaves with rock salt can prevent coming asthmatic attack, drinking tea made by mixing holy basil leaves regularly helps the body in countering asthma due to allergies and swelling in respiratory organs and for temporary relief from asthmatic attack chewing holy basil leaves with black pepper is very helpful. Another very trusted natural remedy for asthma is consuming a paste made by mixing one teaspoon of turmeric powder in one tablespoon of honey. This remedy is treated as most effective for asthma. Consuming a ripe banana heated on a low flame and black pepper powder sprinkled on it will relieve the asthma attack immediately, this is not a curative remedy it just help preventing a severe attack.

Half teaspoon of licorice roots mixed with a cup of water and boiled on a low flame for sometime is good natural remedy for asthma. Two teaspoons of spiegel seeds boiled with water and consumed twice a day is also a good remedy. Another very effective natural remedy can be prepared by mixing one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds with 250 ml of water and boiled on a low flame till its volume is reduced to half, later adding one teaspoon each of ginger juice and honey with the mixture and consuming it everyday is an excellent remedy for asthma. Linseed also provide an excellent natural remedy which can soften and help the body in removing dried cough in the lungs, the removal of cough relieves asthma substantially. Take 20 grams of linseed and boil them on low flame with 300 ml of water till water is reduced to half, strain the mixture and add 10 grams of sugar in it. Sipping this mixture one teaspoon at a time in an hour is extremely effective.

There are certain precautions which a person can take to avoid asthma attack and these precautions also work as natural remedies. Dusting bedroom everyday or every alternate day with vacuum cleaner will help in keeping allergens away to prevent attack. Avoid using perfumes, cover mattresses with plastic cover and wash them weekly, avoid using brooms for cleaning, wearing scarf will avoid hot and cold air reaching sensitive airways and avoiding dairy products, meat and greasy food stuff which are difficult to digest will help in preventing asthmatic attacks. Increased intake of apples, leafy vegetables, carrot and tomatoes helps the body in countering triggers of asthmatic attack.

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