More than 235 million people in the world are asthmatic and the numbers are still rising. Asthma is a chronic or acute inflammation of the tissue that causes swelling of the lungs and airways.Common symptoms include coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath.Factors known to trigger an asthmatic reaction are air pollution, emotional imbalances, allergies, infections, drugs and chemicals in our food . There are many natural treatments available to find relief, but be sure to contact your doctor before using unknown herbs or before to stop your conventional treatment.
1. Herbal treatments
Turmeric has been used in ayurvedic treatments to relieve asthmatic inflammation. It dilates blood vessels, relaxes muscle spasms, and improves airflow. Turmeric is available in capsules or dyes, or make your own golden healing milk and drink up to 3 times a day to find relief.
Ginger reduces inflammation and improves the muscle relaxing effect of some asthma medications. Ginger can be added to your smoothies, tea or dishes. Or you can try the following mixture: mix equal parts of ginger juice, pomegranate juice and honey. Consume 1 tablespoon of the mixture 2 to 3 times a day to find relief.
Garlic will help you eliminate congestion to find quick relief. You could make garlic tea or soup, but if you can bear the taste, eating raw garlic is the best. Garlic is a real super-food.
Parsley leaf tea works as an expectorant and helps to reduce cough. Keep in mind that parsley leaves also works as a diuretic, to use with caution.
Molyenes tea helps relieve asthmatic spasms and reduce cough, wheezing and shortness of breath.
Onions are loaded with sulfur which helps to decrease inflammation of the lungs. Raw onions are best for removing congested airways and improving breathing.
Works well to reduce wheezing and improves breathing.
Works as an anti-inflammatory and reduces muscle spasms, especially for asthma-induced allergy.
2. Food Changes
Modifying your diet is one of the most important ways to manage and even cure asthma. Asthma is often triggered by certain foods and additives in yourdiet .
- Eliminate dairy products as much as possible
- Eat organic as much as possible to avoid pesticides and GMOs.
- Replace animal proteins with vegetable proteins or opt for organic meats without antibiotics.
- Eliminate polyunsaturated oils, margarines and avoid fried foods .
- Eliminate sugar, soy, gluten and wheat for 6 to 8 weeks and see what happens. Many of us are allergic to those that can cause inflammation and asthma attacks.
- Add more onions, garlic, ginger and turmeric to your daily diet for their anti-inflammatory properties.
- Improve omega-3 and omega-6 ratio.
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of pure water and avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugary drinks.
- Although nuts contain many beneficial nutrients some people are allergic to them and can trigger asthmatic reactions.
- Add the foods rich in magnesium to your diet or opt for magnesium supplements.Magnesium helps to relax muscle spasms and shows beneficial effects on breathing. Thefoods rich in magnesium include dark green leaves, nuts and seeds, fish, beans and lentils, avocado and banana.
- Vitamin C is another important nutrient to reduce asthma attacks and find relief. Eat morefoods rich in vitamin C and start your day with warm lemon water. The foods rich in vitamin C include red pepper, guava, dark green leaves, kiwi, berries, broccoli, citrus fruits, tomatoes and papaya.
3. Minimize respiratory irritants
4. Vitamin D
5. Omega-3 fatty acids
6. Hypothesis of hygiene
7. Mustard oil
8. Eucalyptus oil
10. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)