Home Remedies for Bronchial Asthma

 Apart from the ayurvedic medicines and the herbs used for the treatment of asthma, there are several home remedies which can be applied to get relief from asthma.

  • A tea made of ginger and a few cloves of garlic keeps the asthma under control. It should be taken twice for better relief.
  • Chyawanprash is the best thing one can take to increase the immunity. It also helps in asthma by providing nourishment to the lungs and making them healthier.
  • A tea spoon of fresh ginger juice should be mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey, this act as a very good expectorant in cases of asthma. This is one of the best home remedies for asthma.
  • A very potent home remedy for asthma is taking milk with few cloves of garlic boiled in it.
  • The roots of the bitter gourd plant are used to make a paste mixed with an equal amount of honey and juice of the Tulsi leaves. This acts as an exceptional medicine for this disease.
  • Amla mixed with honey is a very good medicine for asthma. It must be taken every morning.
  • Figs are also very helpful in curing asthma. Figs should be soaked in water over night and eaten in the morning. This helps in removing the phlegm and provides relief.
  • One tea spoon of honey and a pinch of black pepper is mixed in half a cup of onion juice gives immediate relief from congestion and improves shortness of breaths.
  • Mustard oil is mixed with little camphor and massaged on the chest. This helps in breathing and loosens up the phlegm.
  • A steam of eucalyptus or lavender essential oils is inhaled just during an attack and after the attack to ease panic and help open airways.
  • One tea spoon of cinnamon powder is mixed with honey and taken at night before going to bed. This prevents the attack of asthma at night.
  • Inhaling the steam of ajwain boiled in water gives relief during asthma.

DIET AND OTHER REGIMEN

A proper diet is very important to keep a check on asthma.

  • Foods which are difficult to digest must be avoided. Also spicy, oily and fried foods should be avoided.
  • Avoid curds and buttermilk as they take long to digest and fruits like banana, guava.
  • Light food should be taken at night and sour foods should be totally avoided as they tend to worsen the condition.
  • Alcohol and smoking is very harmful during this condition. One should not be exposed to cold climatic conditions and heavy exercise is not advisable.
  • The surroundings should be clean and completely free from dust and allergens which trigger asthma. Also one should stay away from air fresheners, perfumes, deodorants etc.

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